Helena P. Schrader

Award-winning Historical Fiction Author


About Helena P. Schrader

Helena P. Schrader holds a PhD in History from the University of Hamburg, which she earned with a ground-breaking dissertation about General Friedrich Olbricht, a leading figure in the German Resistance to Hitler. Her research for her dissertation entailed extensive primary and secondary research conducted in what was then East and West Germany, including interviews with over one hundred survivors of Nazi Germany. She later served as an American diplomat in Europe and Africa. Her historical novels have collectively won more than twenty literary awards, including Best Biography 2017 and Best Historical Fiction 2020. In addition, she is the author of non-fiction books on women in aviation and the Berlin Airlift.

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