Tim Boyce '72 Book Talk

Hosted by Washington DC Alumni

Tuesday, May 4, 2021   7:00 pm on Zoom

Tim Boyce '72, editor of Odd Nansen's diary, From Day to Day: One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps, will present virtually to Notre Dame alumni and students. Unfortunately, our scheduled alumni reception and book talk at the Rayburn House was canceled again due to COVID.

Join us for an inspiring evening of insight, discussion, and reflection on Odd Nansen's compassion and humanity. While the event is free, we ask that you please RSVP below for this special event in order to receive the Zoom presentation link. 

Hailed by The New Yorker as “among the most compelling documents to come out of the war,” From Day to Day is a World War II concentration camp diary—one of only a handful ever translated into English—secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian. Arrested in January 1942, Nansen, son of polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen (Nobel Peace Prize, 1922), was held captive for the duration of the war in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany. This inspiring diary brilliantly illuminates Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity.  After having been out of print for over 60 years, Tim Boyce learned about the diary while reading a memoir written by Thomas Buergenthal, whose life, as a 10-year-old Jewish boy, was saved by Nansen while both were prisoners in Sachsenhausen. This young boy survived, ultimately came to the U.S., studied at NYU and Harvard Law, served on the Law School faculty at George Washington University, and is a former Judge of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. He is living in DC in his retirement. Most recently, Thomas Buergenthal enlisted Tim Boyce to write his biography.

Through selected readings, Boyce will explain who Nansen was, why he was arrested, why he wrote the diary, how he preserved it, and why this diary is as important today as it was when first written. 

Timothy Boyce practiced law for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, NC office of Dechert LLP, a global law firm with offices in 13 countries. Following graduation from Notre Dame in 1972, Tim attended Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, graduating magna cum laude.  He also holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Finance, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Tim, who currently lives in Tryon, NC with his wife Tara, two horses, two dogs, two cats, and almost 5,000 books, retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing. 

Here is the link to Tim's website: https://timboyce.com/

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A Zoom link will be emailed to you on Monday, May 3, 2021.

From Day to Day Book Sales and Matching Gift to ND!

In gratitude to Notre Dame for hosting this program, Tim Boyce will personally match all sales made through his website to ND-affiliated buyers and donate these funds back to ND to support its Holocaust course and programs. First introduced in 1985 by longtime faculty member Richard Antonetti '57, the ND Social Studies Department’s Holocaust course continues to inform and impact ND students 35 years later.

Tim will inscribe/autograph each book and mail it directly to the buyer.  
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Proceeds from the sale of these books support the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC and the Center for the Study of the Holocaust in Oslo, Norway.