Tim Boyce '72 Holocaust Presentation

Tim Boyce '72 Returns to Notre Dame

Event Information:

Tim Boyce '72, editor of Odd Nansen's diary, From Day to Day: One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps, will return to Notre Dame on May 2, 2019. The day will begin with two speaking presentations for the ND Classes of 2019 and 2020, followed by an evening program and reception at 7:30 pm for ND alumni, friends, and the greater community.

Join us for an inspiring evening of insight, discussion, and reflection on Odd Nansen's compassion and humanity. To RSVP, please click here

A special thank you to Lou Eagle, President of The Eagle Leasing Company (Orange) and friend of Notre Dame, for sponsoring this event.

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, Timothy 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.

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.