Nina Wolff Feld is the author of Someday You Will Understand: My Father’s Private WWII. This riveting nonfiction narrative, distills the harrowing, hilarious, and inspiring details of civilian and military life on both sides of the Atlantic. The vignettes, conversations, political reflections, humorous episodes, and vividly drawn people throughout the book are unforgettable. Her story highlights her father’s flight from the Nazis through Europe with his family when he was fifteen, his arrival in the United States in 1941, and his sojourn as a refugee student at New York’s Dwight School before his basic training in the U.S. Army. Shortly after the death of President Roosevelt he returns to Europe, as a Ritchie Boy. Having reversed his role as a young Jew on the run in Europe to occupy a position of authority in the U.S Army Intelligence Corps, he went from being persecuted by to prosecuting his oppressors.

Nina Wolff Feld is a seasoned speaker to small and large groups infuses her audiences with the poignancy, pain, pleasure and surprise of her powerful family stories–as if she were relating them for the very first time. She is a knowledgeable historian of World War II and several generations of her family.

Ms. Feld is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish.



Educated from childhood at the Lycée Français de New York and Friends Seminary, Nina Feld received a B.S. in Fine Art from Skidmore College in 1984 and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in 1988. During the 1980s her paintings became part of the East Village and Soho art scene and are privately collected. 

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  1. Cherryl V. Kovarsy says:

    Dear Nina,
    Thank you so much for volunteering to visit our students and share your family history and your knowledgewith them.I am eager to meet you and the two other speakers. If you would like to speak to me please call me at 718 523 8175 (w) or 646 354 9410 .

  2. rafaith says:

    Hi Nina….You probably don’t remember me, but I remember your Dad Walter. I gotta get your book!!! I had no idea. It’s Rachel, I was your Dads Asst. at Bon Marche’, I handled the Domestic files, and Peggy the Imports. Wow….Your Dad was the best Boss I’ve ever had, even to this day. He was funny, he knew the business, and he was kind. If you don’t recall what I looked like I was the very thin “black chick” who worked in the office. I just read another book a few weeks ago written by Bliss Broyard, she is Lorraine’s Niece……I’m sure you remember Lorraine, who could forget her, she was your Dads right hand, and also a great Associate. I hope BN has your Book.

  3. עדי says:

    Hi Nina
    I would be interested to know more about your father – any plans to visit Sydney?

    • ninafeld says:

      Dear Adi,

      Please tell me what you would like to know. There is more information at the other website or press the propaganda postcard to the right of this site.

      I have no plans to visit Australia yet, but if there were a way to book a lecture including expenses I would fly across the globe to bring this project to fruition!

      Thank you for your interest and please let me know if you have more questions.

      • ninafeld says:

        I would love to visit Sydney when my book is out in August of 2014. Any Possibility that you know anyone in the book business in Sydney or at the University? My publisher is Arcade Publishers in the U.S.

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