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The AIIC Malintzin prize 2009

Mr. Hans-Dietrich Genscher, former Foreign Minister of Germany, assiduously promoted the use of languages in international discourse. In the opening ceremony of the 2009 AIIC Assembly in Nice (France), he became the first recipient of the AIIC Malintzin Prize in recognition of his advocacy of the right to speak the tongue we all speak best - our own.

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Mon Congrès de Vienne

Ceci fut mon premier grand congrès international, ma première vraie expérience professionnelle. En outre, cette épreuve du feu eut lieu la veille de mes examens de diplôme d'interprète parlementaire à l'Ecole d'Interprètes de l'Université de Genève

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Danica Seleskovitch: an exceptional life

There are sometimes encounters that determine the orientation of a lifetime. As I say in the foreword to my book, this is what happened to me: my encounter with Danica Seleskovitch was decisive for my career as an interpreter, and to a large extent, for the whole course of my existence.

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Wroclaw, les interprètes évanouis, Picasso et l'officier d'occupation

Lieu : été 1949, Wroclaw, ex-Breslau en Silésie orientale, devenue " terre récupérée " de la Pologne. Ville gravement endommagée lors d'une des dernières grandes batailles sur le front de l'Est avant la chute de Berlin, mais avec un Palais des expositions épargné et de la place pour loger quelques centaines de participants au 1er Congrès Mondial des Intellectuels pour la Paix organisé sous le patronage de l'UNESCO.

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The Nuremberg trial

The War was over. An International Military Tribunal had been set up in Nuremberg to try the leading Nazi war criminals. The Main Trial lasted from November 1945 until the verdicts on 30th September 1946 - and I was present during the last four months.

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Some memorable moments

The profession, as such, was scarcely known in the 1950s. It is not, after all, so many light years away (the year that AIIC was founded) that I was greeted as a kind of being from outer space, with newspaper articles headlined "Ruth Makes a Living Just Talking” or "Ruth Talks Her Way Around the World" in the Australian press.

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