What a life Dr. Renate G. Justin led and how well she told in her memoir What I Have To Tell. From her idyllic early childhood in pre-Nazi Germany, to the horrors she and her family had to suffer under Hitler’s murderous regime, to their escape and eventual safe haven in the United States, it’s a tale almost larger than life, except she did live it. It’s a success story, but not the usual kind of riches to rags to riches. Always mindful of the tribulations she and her family suffered under Hitler, Dr. Justin became a stalwart for civil rights, for fairness, for racial equality, a beacon against genocide wherever it raises its vile head in the world. Hers was not just an American success story, but a saint’s tale.
Robert Cooperman, author of IN THE COLORADO GOLD FEVER MOUNTAINS, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry