Sigrid Weidenweber

Born in Germany in 1941, Sigrid Weidenweber remembers the horrific aftermath of Fascism.At the end of the war, she found herself living under Communism. Both of these totalitarian regimes left indelible marks on her psyche. She developed a healthy distrust of governments usurping too many powers in order to control people supposedly for their own good.

After the Berlin Wall was built, she managed to escape the repressive environment with the help of friends.

She holds degrees in medical technology, psychology, and an Honorary Doctor of Letters for her trilogy “The Volga Flows Forever.”

She is a grandmother of two great boys, with whom she hikes and swims.

She lectures on anthropological and historical subjects and actively supports the arts. For the symphony she raised funds with a monologue as Catherine the Great.

At present she is writing a memoir of her childhood during WW II and her youth spent under the German communistic regime.

 

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Author, Historian