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About the Author

Leslie A. Sussan
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Leslie A. Sussan was born and raised in Manhattan, and now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her daughter Kendra and their cat, Neko-chan. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Georgetown Law School.

Over a long career as an attorney, she litigated for the U.S. Department of Justice, represented migrant farmworkers and abused children, and has now served for fourteen years as an administrative appellate judge for the federal government.

She attends Friends Meeting in Maryland. She and Kendra lived in Hiroshima for a year in 1987-88.


AUGUST 6, 2020


On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Leslie A. Sussan will participate in a virtual event hosted by the D.C. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee.  The 39th annual National Capital Area Hiroshima Commemoration will feature a rare showing of Lost Generation, a color documentary about the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, produced by the Ten-Feet campaign using footage from Herbert Sussan’s crew. Leslie A. Sussan, author of Choosing Life, will discuss how her father, Herbert Sussan, directed the filming of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and spent the rest of his life trying to get the footage released.  Register directly here.

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