Peter Stein: Energetic. Holocaust Survivor. Genocide Educator.
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the College or the presenter, Peter Stein’s presentation on October 3rd has been rescheduled for 7:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, April 24th. Tickets purchased for the October 3rd date will be honored at the April 24th presentation. For refunds, please contact the Bay College Box Office at 906-217-4062.
Bay College Campus Activities Board and the Bay College Diversity Committee are proud to host Holocaust Survivor Peter Stein. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia two years before the German Army occupied the country, Peter went to school where photos of Hitler and the Nazi flag appeared in every classroom. Peter’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.
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. Peter has 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.
In this unforgettable lecture, Peter 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, Peter explores the larger historical context of WWII, antisemitism, and the Holocaust.
Peter Stein visits the Besse Theater on the Escanaba Campus of Bay College at 7pm EST on Tuesday, April 24th. Tickets for the Besse Theater are just $2 for students, and $5 general admission. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Student Accounts Office in the Student Services Building, or online at http://baycollege.tix.com. Peter’s presentation will also be live-broadcast into Bay Cafe for free, as well as live-broadcast for free admission to Fornetti Hall at Bay College West Campus (start time 6pm CST).
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.