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Hinda Mandell

  • created at: 2012-11-15

    "The Upside Down Book" investigates the origins of a Mein Kampf that has been in the Mandell household since 1945, when Hinda Mandell's great uncle brought it home from war.

    This documentary, based on a Boston Globe article Hinda wrote in 2010, takes the position that it's possible to build bridges between families that would have been deemed enemies 70 years ago. Thanks to the work of amazing genealogists, Hinda is now in touch with the children of the original German owners of...

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I am a native of the Boston suburbs. Born in Brookline, grew up in Newton and now my family lives in Needham. I live in Rochester, N.Y., where I teach writing, but Boston is always home!