Signed Copies from Judith Berlowitz
Los Angeles–born author Judith Berlowitz was about to retire from her Spanish-teaching position at Oakland’s Mills College when her genealogical research uncovered a Gestapo record mentioning a relative, Clara Philipsborn, the only woman anti-fascist volunteer in the Spanish Civil War from the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The few details of the report led to more research, which led to Home So Far Away. In addition to her career teaching Spanish and world cultures, and a stint as a tour guide, Judith is a card-carrying translator and has published in the field of ethnomusicology (Sephardic balladry) and Jewish identity in Latin America. She sang for years with the Oakland Symphony Chorus and is now a member of the San Francisco Bach Choir. She lives in Noe Valley, San Francisco with her husband and extended family. If you would like to order a personalized copy of her book please specify in order notes any personalization requests.