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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