Alice was called Ilse when she was a six-year-old girl and watched Nazi troops march down her street in Vienna. She did not know how much danger that event meant for her Jewish family. A miraculous escape and eventual survival, as well as the trials and tribulations of the refugee years that followed in Portland, Oregon, are told with both pathos and humor in her award-winning memoir, Becoming Alice.
After graduating from high school, Alice moved to California where she earned bachelor and master degrees at UC Berkeley. She has worked as a medical social worker and travel consultant, escorting groups to exotic foreign destinations where most travelers would not go independently. These adventures were filmed by her husband, edited and narrated by Alice, and shown to schools, clubs sand social groups.
While raising three children and promoting her memoir, Alice developed the story line for her next book, The Other Side of Him, a historic suspense novel set in the fifties, which will be available soon.
Alice and her husband live in a rural area in southern California where she can be found testing a new recipe for her next dinner party, tending her succulents, or walking her Golden Retriever.