Madeleine Albright (U.S. Secretary of State, 1997–2001) discusses her memoir Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, an account of her family’s experiences during the Nazi invasion of her native city. In addition to her family’s journey, Albright follows the story of millions of ordinary citizens throughout Europe who were uprooted and found themselves in new roles as exile leaders, freedom fighters, resistance organizers, collaborators, victims, and killers. Weaving in the tangled history of her Czech homeland, Albright considers the effects of fear, trust, identity, and morality on decisions made by people during the war. Secretary Albright will be joined in conversation by Maria Wulff, president of the World Affairs Council of Oregon.
Filmed at Bagdad Theater in Portland, February 20, 2013. Copresented with Powell's Books.