ADRIAN, Mich. – Nuremberg interpreter Siegfried Ramler is scheduled to speak October 4, 2012 in the Herrick Chapel on the campus of Adrian College. This even will begin at 7:00 PM and is free and open to the public.
Ramler’s remarkable life and career spans eight decades on several continents. Born in Vienna, he escaped to England via Kindertransport when his country was annexed by Nazi Germany. He lived in London during the Blitz of WWII. At the war’s end, he became an interrogator and interpreter at Nuremberg through 1949. As a participant in this pivotal event of human history, Mr. Ramler was a member of the team that invented the technique of simultaneous translation.
After Nuremberg, Mr. Ramler settled in Hawaii, where he enjoyed an illustrious career as a language teacher at the Punahou Academy. Presently, Mr. Ramler is Senior Adjunct Fellow at Hawaii’s East-West Center. A Fulbright Scholar, lecturer, speaker and symposium leader, Mr. Ramler is also a long-distance runner who has run on the Great Wall of China, and completed his 11th Honolulu Marathon in 2005.
Copies of Mr. Ramler’s memoirs, Nuremberg and Beyond, are available for purchase at the Arrington Bookstore and at a signing event following his talk on October 4th. This event is sponsored by the Adrian College Office of Academic Affairs, the DeMerritt Lectureship Fund and the World Association of International Studies (WAISworld.org).