Former UE professor discusses her personal journey on book tour

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – What started out as a personal journey for a former University of Evansville professor has now turned into a book.

Margaret McMullan, who taught literature and creative writing at UE for 25 years, typed her mother’s name into a database at the Holocaust Museum and found out she had a Jewish relative she never knew of.

That relative – named Richard – died in a concentration camp in 1944.

This led McMullan on a journey to learn more about her mother’s uncle.

That led McMullan on a journey to learn more about her mother’s uncle.

“The more I found out about his circumstance of death and the more when we were in page, no one knew that the city of page had deported thousands of Jews, they didn’t know the history. They didn’t know anything about that. That concerned me. So, I thought if Richard is a man who could have been forgotten, if I hadn’t called him down and if the whole town didn’t know about the situation what else is getting lost?”

McMullan writes about Richard’s life in her book “Where the Angels Lived.” Her book was released in May.

McMullan is now traveling the country on a book tour.

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 7, 2019)

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