Marina Dutzmann Kirsch

Marina Dutzmann Kirsch is the author of Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival. The book was a finalist award winner in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards in the narrative non-fiction category. She has provided Flight of Remembrance presentations at almost eighty venues across seven states since early 2012. Born in Switzerland on the brink of her family's immigration to the U.S., Kirsch is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, with a major in Russian Language and Literature.

 

Contact
Marina Kirsch
Kensington, NH 03833
mdkirsch5@gmail.com
Home: 603-580-1355
Cell 978-270-3523

Marina Dutzmann Kirsch's Programs

Flight of Remembrance: World War II from the Losing Side and the Dream that Led to Aerospace Engineering

Flight of Remembrance: World War II from the Losing Side and the Dream that Led to Aerospace Engineering

Flight of Remembrance is the true story of the speaker's family before, during, and after World War II in Latvia, occupied Poland, and Germany. None were members of the Nazi Party or Hitler supporters, but Marina Kirsch's father and grandfather, both technically skilled, were forced to serve in the German military after fleeing from Latvia to Germany before the first Soviet takeover of the Baltic States. By giving a face and name to "the enemy," this presentation offers a seldom-shared perspective on the most devastating world conflict of all time, and sheds light on what life was like for a German family during the war. Centering on the speaker's parents, Rolf and Lilo, Flight of Remembrance is a love story, a story of survival, and the story of Rolf's lifelong dream of a career in aeronautical engineering that expanded, after he immigrated to the United States, to a leadership role in the emerging U.S. space program.

This program is also available as an online presentation.