Please join the The Class of 1988, the Wellesley Club of Northern California, and the Wellesley Club of Silicon Valley
for a casual wine & cheese event to celebrate the book launch of

The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past

by Julie Lindahl, Wellesley Class of 1988


6-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 15

Program from 6:30-7:30 pm

at the San Francisco home of Tanya Shadoan '88

4372 25th Street, San Francisco

Please RSVP for yourself and a friend by reserving a ticket here

This powerful memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl’s journey to uncover her grandparents’ role in WWII as she is driven to understand why they became members of Hitler’s elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the story—the unclaimed guilt that devours a family through generations—emerges an unflinching will to learn the truth. Julie discusses what prompted her to embark on her six-year journey through Germany, Poland, Paraguay and Brazil, and how the journey itself transformed her perspectives of herself, her family and the times we live in.


Julie Lindahl is an author and democracy activist living in Sweden. Her story was featured in "Beyond Sides of History," a multi-award-winning NPR series and "Quiet is Best" a program created by NPR's Snap Judgment.


The book is available from The Book Passage and Kepler's in San Francisco. Copies will be available for sale at $20 per copy (cash only).