David O. Solmitz

David Solmitz grew up in Brunswick, Maine, home of Bowdoin College, from which he graduated in 1965 and where his father taught philosophy.

Following in his father’s footsteps as an idealist, while a high school student he planted flowers on traffic islands on his town’s main street, developed Brunswick’s first antipoverty project in 1964, taught at Germany’s first coed and progressive boarding school, which his father had attended as a boy, and continued for forty-plus years in his dad’s footsteps as a creative teacher and social activist.

In 2001 Peter Lang published his book, Schooling for Humanity: When Big Brother Isn’t Watching. From his mother, an artist, he learned the joy of watercolor painting, a hobby he continues today. He lives with his wife Jing Ye in Waterville, Maine.

His book is highlighted on this Site

Click HERE to read about Piecing Scattered Souls as it highlights the care in the centripetal organization of the three-generation narrative dealing with the author’s survivor parents, his own generation of Holocaust-survivor children and their wives, and the next generation of his four children.