Lore Segal, born Lore Groszmann in Vienna, March 8, 1928, escaped the Nazis when she was ten years old with five hundred other children on an experimental transport to test whether the Nazis would allow a trainful of Jewish children to cross the border. In England, Lore was placed in a succession of foster homes. She is the author of Shakespeare’s Kitchen, Her First American, and Other People’s Houses. In October 2006, Segal was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
Dec 01 2007
A Conversation with Lore Segal
I have a suspicion that goodness, like cleverness, like being good at writing — is a talent, which can and must then be educated and trained…. If, despite my experience of the Holocaust and having to leave my family at ten, my assumption is that this is not a basically violent world, it might not have something to do with having been treated kindly and with respect and with affection by the first people around me in my childhood.