Meiners-DeTroy has been spent her entire life working against injustice. In her book, she shares her motivation. Meiners-DeTroy wrote the stories contained in Remembering...Years of Hiding Behind Silence over a span of nearly two decades. Yet, her story starts in 1947 when she moved to Brunswick to be a part of the Bowdoin community that surrounded her husband and other World War II military veterans working on their degrees using the GI Bill educational benefits.
In the U.S., she marched for civil rights, for peace and for justice. Growing up in Hitler’s Germany she knew what it was like to be hampered by a government full of injustice and cruelty. In her adopted country, Meiners-DeTroy blossomed and reared her seven children to be independent thinkers in the vein of their maternal grandmother who was the subject of one of the written essays included in the book.
In 2001 during her commencement speech at Bowdoin College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in German studies at seventy-two, Meiners-DeTroy urged her fellow graduates to “contribute your learning and who you are to achieve equality and justice among your neighbors and people everywhere.” Meiners-DeTroy has done just that her entire adult life.
Remembering...Years of Hiding Behind Silence is available at Gulf of Maine Books, jstwrite.com or amazon.com.
Growing up in Nazi Germany, DeTroy learned in a painful way that if you do not speak up about injustices right away, there would come a time when you could not speak out against them.
She determined that never again would she remain silent in the face of injustice. She became an advocate for peace and justice because "No peace without justice, no justice without peace."
Active in the Women's international League for Peace and Freedom for over 60 years, she’s participated in civil rights demonstrations in Chicago and anti-war demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
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