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I live in Rockville, Maryland, am divorced, and have two children and two grandchildren. I have traveled widely and consider myself a citizen of the world. In my ‘80s now, I am active in The ManKind Project, a men’s organization conducting transformational trainings on four continents, as a community leader, group facilitator and mentor. Having been honored by my German home town, and having experienced reconciliation with my former Hitler classmates, I now speak widely on that subject, and conduct a workshop called The Power of Forgiveness. While I have never experienced “survivor guilt,” I do attempt to conduct my life so as to be worthy of my survival.

Richard Wiener is a child survivor of the Holocaust.  He has previously published an autobiography (“Survivor’s Odyssey”), and two poetry collections (“Sense of Time” and “Sense of Age”). He speaks widely on the subject of forgiveness and reconciliation, and was made an honorary citizen of his German hometown Wittenberg as a result of this work.  He lives in Maryland and has two children and two grandchildren.  He has traveled widely, and considers himself a citizen of the world.