From Day to Day is a World War II concentration camp diary secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian political prisoner. Arrested in January 1942, Nansen, son of polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen, was held captive for the duration of the war in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany. The diary depicts Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate.
After being out of print for nearly 70 years, From Day to Day was reintroduced to bookshelves by Vanderbilt University Press last year, edited by and with an introduction from Timothy Boyce. Boyce holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. After practicing law for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte office of Dechert LLP, a global law firm with offices in 13 countries, Boyce retired in 2014 to fully devote his time to writing.
Join Timothy Boyce and Davidson College Professor of German Studies Scott Denham for a discussion about the burdens and responsibilities of representing international tragedies like the Holocaust.