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EDITH CORD’S UNIMAGINABLE CHILDHOOD HAS LED HER TO GRATITUDE

Interview BY Martha Thomas     Portrait BY Mary C. Gardella

June/July 2017 Her Mind Magazine

Edith Cord, 88, spent six years as a child and teen fleeing and in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. After the war ended, she made up for lost time by studying for—and passing—the first half of the French baccalaureate in just one year, earning the second half and eventually a master’s degree at the University of Toulouse. She came to America in 1952 and, a decade later, joined the foreign language department at Indiana University in Pennsylvania, teaching French and German. She later became a broker and financial planner, earning her CFP designation in 1982. In 1985, she moved to Columbia, where her youngest of three children completed high school.

She is the author of “Becoming Edith: The Education of a Hidden Child,” published in French under the title “L’Education d’un Enfant Cache.” She also writes fairy tales to help survivors of trauma.

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