Event Details

  • March 20, 2017
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Free
  • Pick up tickets at the Devorris Center or 126 Slep Student Center, Penn State Altoona


  • Devorris Downtown Center
  • 1431 12th Ave.
  • Altoona, PA 16601

Event Description

Peter Stein will present his lecture "Surviving the Holocaust: Memories of a Czech Family in Nazi Prague." In his informative and lively presentation Stein speaks about his family and their experiences during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. He explores the larger historical context of World War II, antisemitism and the Holocaust. Stein introduces relatives who were sent to Terezin, a ghetto and concentration camp, and then to Auschwitz to their deaths. His father was ordered to do “forced labor” then sent to Terezin which he miraculously survived. Because Stein’s mother was married to a Jew she was forced to work in a Nazi factory during the war. Stein speaks about surviving the traumatic and fearful years of the German occupation. He has shared his story with middle school, high school, college students, and adults for many years and has received accolades for his presentations. Stein enjoys teaching and exploring the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides with his audiences.