Marcia Selz has been called a “Renaissance woman”, a “writer with passion” and a “community mensch”. While touring in Spain, she learned about the remarkable story of Vitoria’s medieval Christian and Jewish communities. It grabbed her. After 12 years of research, writing, re-writing and editing, her first book was published to rave reviews. At Vitoria is available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Target.com and various other online booksellers.
Marcia is enthusiastic about sharing the story of how medieval Jewish physicians saved many Christian lives during an epidemic and how Vitoria’s Town Council took an oath to preserve the Jewish cemetery when the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492. The succeeding generations of Vitoria’s Christians kept this oath for almost 500 years. Finally, in 1952, when the descendants of Vitoria’s Jews released Vitoria’s Town Council from its oath, the Town Council made a decision that surprised both Christians and Jews. In today’s world, it is a story that needs to be shared with as many people as possible.
Marcia earned her Ph.D. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center of Claremont Graduate University, an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Marcia also has a Masters from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Marcia grew up in South Chicago. She currently is writing a book about how her childhood experiences shaped her current points-of-view.