Holocaust survivor Peter Stein comes to Bay College

Peter Stein

ESCANABA — Bay College in Escanaba will welcome Holocaust survivor Peter Stein to the Besse Theater stage on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

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.

Drawing from first-hand experiences, Stein will speak about his family and their experiences during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.

Throughout his speech, Stein will explore the larger historical context of WWII, anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust.

Stein’s 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 allied air attacks, and general chaos.

At the age of 12, Stein arrived in New York City. He learned English and graduated from the City College of New York and then attained his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University.

Stein has also taught at Rutgers University, CUNY, and Wm, Paterson University in New Jersey where he served as the director of the Genocide and Holocaust Studies Center.

Tickets for Stein’s presentation can be purchased at the student accounts office in the Student Services Building, or online.