Holocaust survivor to speak at Bay

ESCANABA — Bay College Campus Activities Board and the Bay College Diversity Committee will host Holocaust survivor Peter Stein on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Besse Theater.

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, two years before the German Army occupied the country, Stein went to school where photos of Hitler and the Nazi flag appeared in every classroom. His father and eight members of his father’s family were arrested and eventually sent to Auschwitz where everyone except his father was murdered. Stein and his mother experienced food shortages, several air attacks, and general chaos.

Stein arrived in New York City when he was 12 years old, learned English, and became Americanized. He graduated from the City College of New York and then attained his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. Stein has taught at Rutgers University, CUNY, and William Paterson University in New Jersey where he served as the director of the Genocide and Holocaust Studies Center.

In his lecture, Stein speaks about his family and their experiences during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Introducing his family members and sharing their experiences as well as his own, he explores the larger historical context of World War II, anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust.

There is an admission fee. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Student Accounts Office in the Student Services Building, or online at http://baycollege.tix.com.

This presentation is part of the Campus Activities Board schedule of events, and more information can be found at http://www.baycollege.edu/cab or the CAB Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/baycab.