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Monday, 04 March 2013 10:05
Mental Culture Club
PEMBERVILLE - Twenty members gathered Feb. 12 at the Pemberville Public Library. Each answered the roll call by sharing an interesting tidbit of their favorite biography or autobiography.
Karen Schultz reviewed Madeleine Albright's latest autobiography, "Prague Winter," written in 2012. Schultz also referenced Albright's 2003 memoirs "Madam Secretary" and Ann Blackman's biography "Seasons of Her Life".
"Prague Winter" covers Albright's life from birth in 1937 until 1948 when her family  immigrated to the United State and applied for political asylum.  Albright's father was in government service for Czechoslovakia, so their family life was profoundly influenced by politics in that time frame.
When she was a U.S. diplomat in the 1990s, an investigative reporter found that Albright, who was baptized Catholic, was a Jew. Three of her grandparents had died in the Holocaust. Albright described efforts to learn why her parents withheld her family history.  
Karen Creps served dessert.
The club's next meeting will be March 12 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.