Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Carolyn Sega Lowengart
The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Foreign Affairs Oral History Project
CAROLYN SEGA LOWENGART
Interviewed by: Charles Stuart Kennedy
Initial interview date: 24 June 2010
Copyright 2010 ADST
Q: Today is the 24th of June 2010. This is an interview with Carolyn Sega Lowengart. “Lowengart” means lion something?
LOWENGART: Garden of lions. But it's my married name, although I am divorced.
Q: And you go by Carolyn?
LOWENGART: I go by Carolyn, yes.
Q: All right, Carolyn, let's start at the beginning. When and where were you born?
LOWENGART: I was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on August 24, 1948.
Q: Let's talk about how come you were born in Germany.
LOWENGART: Because my father was in the military. He met my mother in London during the Second World War. English, of course. They were married in Paris in 1947, and after the war he was a kreis (county) residence officer in southern Germany. I was born in Nuremberg. At the time, he was working with the war trials. Before Nuremberg, he was in Berlin, and the story goes that he and my mother were in the last car to get out of Berlin, driving across East Germany, with her eight months pregnant with me, before the blockade.
Q: This is the famous Berlin blockade by the Soviets?