3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
340 Bath Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Join us to meet Christa Meiners-DeTroy, author of Remembering, Years of Hiding.
Christa Meiners-DeTroy wrote the stories contained in Remembering…Years of Hiding behind the Silence over the past fourteen years. Yet, her story starts in 1947 when she moved to Brunswick to be a part of the Bowdoin community that surrounded her husband and other World War II military veterans working on their degrees using the GI Bill educational benefits. In the U.S. Christa marched for civil rights, for peace and for justice. Growing up in Hitler’s Germany she knew what it was to be hampered by a government full of injustice and cruelty. Here in her adopted country, Meiners-DeTroy blossomed and reared her seven children to be independent thinkers in the vein of their maternal grandmother. In 2001 during her commencement speech at Bowdoin College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Studies at seventy-two, Meiners-DeTroy urged her fellow graduates to “contribute your learning and who you are to achieve equality and justice among your neighbors and people everywhere.”
Remembering…Years of Hiding Behind Silence published by Just Write Books of Topsham. Meiners- DeTroy will answer questions from the audience and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public but space is limited. Please RSVP at 443-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.