Doris Manner was born in Stuttgart in 1936. She is one of the very few females, and probably the only non-academic lady to have produced a book on the subject of Atlantis apart from a few others who claim mystical powers and offer channelled nonsense.
She began her research in 1985 and gathered material over the following years until its publication in 1991. Her book is in German only and develops the idea that the legendary Baltic city of Vineta was linked to Atlantis. There is no absolute proof that Vineta actually existed although legend has it that at one point it was the most powerful city in the region that was subsequently inundated. It is generally accepted that Vineta disappeared in the Middle Ages!
She daringly links Titans with Teutons and the Biblical Ninevah with Vineta, which also has been referred to as Niniveta.
More recently, Manner has written under the pen name of Darja Reither.
Manner returned to the subject of Atlantis again in her 2008 offering, Atlantis, Nazca und Andere Rätsel (Atlantis, Nazca and Other Puzzles).
*Manner has now added English content as well as additional material to her website(a).