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A Boy’s Journey: From Nazi-Occupied Prague – Village Voices

Posted on September 2nd, 2019

“A Boy’s Journey: From Nazi-Occupied Prague to Freedom in America,” Monday, October 12, 2020 7-8 pm, virtual lecture via Zoom.

Join us on Monday October 12 when Peter Stein will discuss his newly published memoir. The son of a Catholic mother and Jewish father, Stein spent his childhood during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and later experienced the Communist takeover before immigrating to the United States with his mother. His father was forced into slave labor but survived and ultimately was able to rejoin the family. His paternal family – aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents – were lost.

Described as “a powerful story of human resilience in the face of violence, uncertainty, and fear” Stein’s memoir bears witness to historical events through the eyes of a child and brings them to life.

Peter J. Stein graduated from the City College of new York, earned his doctorate in Sociology at Princeton, and taught at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where he was Co-Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide studies. He has written about genocide and the Holocaust and has lectured widely.

Click on this link to participate. Monday October 12, 2020 7 pm

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Meeting ID: 849 8924 7382

Passcode: CHV

Free and open to the public.

Village Voices lectures are sponsored by Capitol Hill Village.

Meet and learn from your illustrious Capitol Hill neighbors in informal, free, public discussions about social, economic, and political topics in this latest installment in the Village Voices series. For further information, call Capitol Hill Village, 202-543-1778 or email