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Holocaust Survivor Lecture
March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Michael Bornstein, a Holocaust Survivor, is providing a presentation that is free and open to the public. It can be attended in the Hall-Perrine Room of the Thomas Commons and or via livestream on the Cornell College YouTube page. The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
Borenstein spotted the photo of his 4-year-old self on book covers, museum walls, and even in news footage. Yet he was nervous about stepping forward to identify himself as the boy in the footage from Auschwitz because there was so much he could not remember.
Then a document was discovered at a museum in Israel that revealed a stunning detail about his survival. Together with his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, a broadcast news producer who started her career in Iowa in the 1990s, they began to dig for more information and planned to write a book. But even they never guessed the family secrets they would uncover as they researched their book, “Survivors Club,” published in 2017.
The event is sponsored by The Thaler Holocaust Committee in conjunction with the Cornell Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office.