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Publishing Date June 1, 2000
A History and Traueler's Journal
by Jane Pejsa
In October 1999, twenty-one travelers from three nations traveled to this place. Their purpose: to undertake a pioneer mission that quickly evolved into a celebration of reconciliation and gratitude. As the travelers journeyed through the countryside, they placed permanent memorial plaques at six sites, each calling to mind an almost forgotten history: two sites of synagogues destroyed on Kristallnacht 1938, the ruins of a Jewish cemetery also destroyed on Kristallnacht, and three sites from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the martyred German theologian who participated in the failed conspiracy to kill Hitler and bring down the Nazis.
Jane Pejsa is well versed in the conflicted history of Pomerania. In Mission to Pomerania she has documented the history of the region as well as the fragment history of each Bonhoeffer site and each Holocaust site. Thus, this contemporary travelogue becomes a lesson in historic events hardly covered in the Bonhoeffer literature & only vaguely cited in published Holocaust documents.
Quality softcover $14.95, 100 pages
19 photo illustrations, 3 sketches plus map from the journey, bibliography and index.
After June 1, 2000, available at bookstores or from the publisher.
Over the past decade Jane Pejsa has had published four major non-fiction books - a true crime thriller and three biographies as well as a traveler's guide into history. This literary success has come after a full career in computer research and development.
The unlikely turn in Jane Pejsa's career was sparked by her continuing curiosity when it comes to the unexplored corners of history. By applying her ample research skills and her gift for storytelling to the diverse subjects that catch her fancy, Ms. Pejsa has created a remarkable literary list.
The Molineux Affair was finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe True Crime Award, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. A substantial Bush Foundation Artist's Grant facilitated the research and writing of Matriarch of Conspiracy, which later won both the Minnesota Book Award as Best Biography and the Midwest Independent Publishers Award as Best Book Overall. Jane Pejsa is recipient of Carleton College's Alumni Achievement Award. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is listed in Who's Who of American Women.
Jane Pejsa lives in Minneapolis, with her husband Arthur Pejsa.