About the Author
The Memoirs of Siegfried Ramler trace his remarkable life from childhood in Austria, experiencing annexation by Nazi Germany, escape to England via Kindertransport, life in London during the World War II Blitz, and his role at war's end as an interrogator and simultaneous interpreter at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, which placed him in contact with Nazi leaders in the defendants' dock.
Marriage to a Hawaiian court reporter on the Nuremberg staff led to a move to Hawaiʻi and the beginning of a long career at Punahou School as teacher, administrator and founding director of the Wo International Center. In his career in international education, bringing him to his current affiliation with Hawaiʻi's East-West Center, Siegfried Ramler highlights his collaboration with educational leaders and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Reviews and TestimonialsLife journeys, by their nature, are unique. Siegfried Ramler's was most special. From his childhood in Vienna to the dangers of Nazi annexation to escape to wartime London via Kindertransport to work as a linguist at the Nuremberg Trials, Siegfried Ramler's life was intertwined with historic events of the 20th century...[read more]
-U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye
Never before in human history has the role of education in fostering international understanding and harmony been so crucial as it is in today's globalized world. Sig Ramler's vision and the remarkable events of his life have led him to anticipate this and to become a pioneering advocate of international education at all levels...[read more...]
-Victor Ordonez, Senior Fellow, Education Program, East-West Center, Hawaiʻi