Angela Thompson was born in Dresden, Germany. In 1951 she fled with her family to West Germany. From 1957 on she traveled to Belgium, England, Wales and France. After receiving her Abitur in Mainz, she traveled through the United States for the first time. In 1968 she settled in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.

She earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California, and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation is titled “Die Bedeutung der Religion in den literarhistorischen Schriften und im poetischen Werk des Freiherrn Joseph von Eichendorff” (The Meaning of Religion in the Historic Writings and Poetic work of Freiherr Joseph von Eichendorff).

Angela has taught at various universities and colleges in the Los Angeles area, has worked on numerous consulting projects, among others at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and as editor, interpreter and advisor to German archeologists and art historians. She freelanced for “Greystone Pictures” as editor, consultant and translator of German research materials for various television series such as “The Last Days of World War II”. From 1994 - 1999 Angela served as the International Director of the Master of International Business Program at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Currently she is a writer, lecturer and speaker, as well as advisor and board member for “The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War” in Culver City, California.

Angela Thompson