Journalist, writer and Gestalt therapist Monica Brandis will give an illustrated talk and reading in St Thomas’s Hall, Dugort, Achill, on September 5, at 8pm. Her presentation will focus on the story of the children from Operation Shamrock – German children who were fostered by Irish families after World War II
Brandis was born in San Francisco and has lived in the US, France, Italy and Ireland. For a while now, she has made Berlin her home. When she lived in Ireland she hosted the ‘mo-show’ on Irish Radio International, where she interviewed people who were at home somewhere between Ireland and Germany (such as former Ambassador Eckehard Lübkemeier, future consultant Oona Strathern-Horx, journalist Don Morgan and Dr Manfred Schewe, Head of the Drama and German Department at UCC).
Her research on the children from Operation Shamrock has also been exhibited at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconcilation, the Irish Embassy in Berlin, Kulturkirche Köln-Buchholz (upon invitation of the Böll-Stiftung), Globe Business College Munich, City Hall Würzburg, Stadthalle Bonn and the University of Limerick.
Admission free. This event is organised by Achill Heinrich Böll Association.