MARTHA LEIGH AND AMY COLIN RETELL THE INCREDIBLE STORIES OF THEIR PARENTS AND RELATIVES DURING WORLD WAR II.
ABOUT MARTHA LEIGH
Martha grew up in Cambridge, UK. Having first gained a degree in English Literature, she later studied medicine and trained as a physician, working as a General Practitioner in the East End of London for 30 years. Her first book, Couldn’t afford the eels. Memories of Wapping 1900 —1960 was published in 2008. Her book
Invisible Ink (published in 2021) vivifies the fascinating story of her mother who escaped the Holocaust and her uncle and aunt who fought in the French resistance. Martha lives in London with her husband.
ABOUT AMY COLIN
Amy (PhD, Yale), President of the international research organization City for the Cultures of Peace, holds a tenured professorship in German at the University of Pittsburgh since 1989. She held teaching and/or research appointments at Yale, Univ. of Washington (Seattle), Cornell, Harvard, Cambridge, Tübingen, FU-Berlin, and Paris 7- Denis Diderot. Her publications include: Paul Celan Holograms of Darkness (1991), the co-authored and co-edited volumes Paul Celan - Edith Silbermann (2010) and Edith Silbermann: Czernowitz –Stadt der Dichter (2015).
Event organized by the Department of German and the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh in cooperation with the City of Cultures of Peace.
In memory of Edith Silbermann's 100th Birthday. Organized in conjuction with Prof. Dr. Amy-Diana Colin's German Studies Seminars at the University of Pittsburgh.