Author: Elaine B. Fischel
Publisher: Bascom Hill Books
ISBN: 978-1-935456-03-2

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Elaine Fischel is a remarkable woman—not only did she singlehandedly write a memoir of her post-wartime experiences at the age of 90, but she even currently has her eye on writing another about her fifty-seven years in legal practice. As a young woman, she had aspirations to be a lawyer, so when World War II came to a close and she was offered the opportunity to do a six-month stint in Japan, using the skills that she had acquired working as a legal secretary in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, in the Tokyo trials of the deposed leaders of Japan for war crimes, she grabbed at the opportunity to do so. Little did she know that she would land up working for the American Defense Team of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), else she might not have considered going, such was her dislike for the Japanese at the time. After all, most Americans were hell bent at that stage on exacting revenge on a nation that had perpetrated so many cruelties against the Allied forces.