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Ceciles Writer: Julia HirschAuthor: Julia Hirsch

Country of residence: United States of America

Nationality: American

Mother tongue: French

Julia Hirsch was born in Belgium and came to America during World War II. While learning English at school, Julia only spoke French, German, and a smattering of Dutch at home. Fifteen years ago she first visited her ancestral hometown in the former GDR and now returns almost every year. She spent six months in Estonia as a Fulbright lecturer.