Online – Vesterheim Bokprat (Book Club): From Day to Day, One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps by Odd Nansen

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Online – Vesterheim Bokprat (Book Club): From Day to Day, One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps by Odd Nansen

Wednesday, September 15 (7:00-8:15pm) with Dr. Maren Johnson and Timothy Boyce

Level of Instruction
All levels.
$0.00 Members
$0.00 Non-members

In the launch to Vesterheim's second season of bokprat discussions, Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, will be joined by Timothy Boyce, editor of the new edition of Odd Nansen's secret diary From Day to Day: One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps. Secretly documenting his three-and-a-half-year internment, Nansen provides readers with a unique examination of the cruel existence in the camp. In a bit of a departure from the normal bokprat format, the evening will start with a Q&A followed by time for questions and discussion of the text. Don't hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: Registrants should secure their own copy of the book and have read it prior to the discussion. When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive a link to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the discussion.


Supported by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Phase 1, an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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About the Instructors

Dr. Maren Johnson

Dr. Maren Johnson

Dr. Maren Anderson Johnson is assistant professor of Nordic Studies and Director of the Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies at Luther College. She teaches courses in Norwegian language and contemporary Nordic culture. Johnson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian language and literature from the University of Washington and B.A. in Norwegian language and literature from Pacific Lutheran University.

Timothy Boyce

Timothy Boyce

A longtime lawyer, Timothy Boyce retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing. Tim always enjoyed writing, having published his first book while still in law school; he has had pieces published in Viking Magazine, The Norwegian American, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.  Tim 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.  A resident of Tryon, North Carolina, Tim lives with his wife Tara, two horses, two barn cats, two dogs, and almost 5,000 books.