Dr. Eva Fleischner,
Ph.D. became a world-class
theologian after undergoing dramatic and traumatic turning points in her
life. After a happy childhood in Vienna,
and raised as a Catholic, life turned bitter as they fled from the Nazis
because her father was born a Jew.
After an English boarding school,
she joined her family in the U.S. Eva graduated from Radcliffe College
magna cum laude. She fell in love
with an M.I.T. grad student to whom she was engaged for 3 happy years. On a Fulbright in Paris
she encountered “the new Church.” When
her fiancé arrived, she told him she could not marry; her life would be devoted
She found her spiritual home at Grailville, a lay Catholic women’s apostolic movement. At Marquette
University, her Ph.D. dissertation
became the foundation of her main mission in life. Eva became increasingly active and worldly
prominent as a Holocaust scholar, lecturer, writer and member of important
Boards and Commissions aimed at changes in Catholic teachings that had
demonized the Jews for 19 centuries.
The book Chronicles the
exponential growth of serious Catholic/Christian-Jewish dialogue since World
War II, and relates this trend to global historic changes, the ingredients of
mankind’s continuing evolution.