- Learning Center (Museum)
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Conversations in the Wexner Center: Charles Stein
Join us for a conversation with survivor Charles Stein as he shares personal stories, photographs, and treasured objects from his experiences during the Holocaust.
Charles was born into a Jewish family in 1919 in Vienna, Austria. In 1937, he was admitted to the medical school at the University of Vienna.
When Germany annexed Austria in 1938, Jews were no longer permitted to study at the university and Charles began to search for a way to leave. In August 1938 he said his last goodbye to his parents and fled to Luxembourg. He received his visa to the United States the following year and soon arrived in New York.
Charles was drafted into the US Army on October 7, 1941, exactly two years after receiving his visa, and served in World War II in combat from Normandy to the Czech border. In 1946, he found out that his parents had been deported to the Lodz ghetto in 1941, and in 1995 he learned finally that they had been gassed at Chelmno.
The program begins promptly at 1:30 pm. Please arrive early, as seating is limited.
This program is free and open to the public.
Phone: (202) 314-1758 Ext: 758