DOROTHY THOMPSON #100travelHERS
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Birth: July 9, 1893; Lancaster, New York
Death: January 30, 1961; Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation: War correspondent, radio journalist
Notable journeys: Moved to Europe in 1920 as a freelance journalist and covered Sinn Fein in Ireland. Shortly after, named Vienna correspondent for the Philadelphia Public Ledger. Moved to Berlin in 1925 and witnessed the rise of Nazi Germany. Was the first journalist to be expelled from Germany in 1934, but remained in Europe for the rest of her life.
Notable work: I Saw Hitler!; several radio stories
Quote: “Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.”