L980 Fall 2018 In My Father's Words: The World War II Letters of an Army Doctor
Thursday, 11:50–1:15, Oct. 11
Instructor: Laura Cantor Zelman
Coordinator: Rita Way
The true story of the author's father, Milton Cantor, MD, who served in the army from 1941-1945 as a doctor, is told through the 500 letters he wrote to his wife and serve as a time capsule of this period. They shed light on the conditions of soldiers and medical care at that time, the small joys that brought hope to those away from home, and the unabashed patriotism of a doctor doing his part to make sure America remained the land of the free.
Laura Cantor Zelman is a graduate of Vassar College where she majored in sociology and minored in English. She has acted as a writer and editor of various volunteer organizations' publications and also enjoys writing songs, poems and skits for family celebrations. This passion acted as the foundation for Zelman's organization and excerpting of over 500 letters that comprise In My Father's Words.