Odd Nansen (June 2014)

From Day to Day

Friday, June 20, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
Bring your potluck dishes by 6:45 so we can eat promptly at 7:00.

About two years ago Tim Boyce began research on Odd Nansen (son of famous explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen) and a diary he secretly wrote while held in Nazi concentration camps during WWII. The diary, From Day to Day, was published in English in 1949 to great acclaim, but soon fell out of print and today is almost impossible to find. Tim's goal is ultimately to get this diary republished.

His research has taken him to Norway, where he met and interviewed Odd Nansen’s son and daughter, Marit Greve and Eigil Nansen, as well as meeting with other concentration camp survivors and toured Polhøgda, the Nansen family home.

When not working on Odd Nansen, Tim is a finance attorney in the Charlotte, NC. He is close friends with Irene Berman, who made a special presentation in DC in Fall 2012 about her experience as a young girl in Norway during WWII.  As it turns out, Irene's father Marcus Levine and Odd Nansen were personal friends in Norway. Tim is a member of the Norsk Carolina Lodge and have spoken to several other Sons of Norway Lodges about this topic where they were well received.