Book Discussion, October 21, 2009

Nicholas Kefalides, Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and president-elect of the Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (ASEF) in the School of Medicine, will talk about his memoir "Echoes from the Cobblestones" at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.

His story begins with the 1930s: as German and Italian armies invade Greece, Dr. Kefalides and his brother join their country's resistance movement and fight back. They are arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo before being sent to a concentration camp in Thessaloniki but survive the war. Decades later, after a successful career in medicine in the U.S., Dr. Kefalides reflects back on this time.