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Running and Hiding from the Nazis: My Miraculous Escape from the Holocaust

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A lecture by Miriam Kassenoff, child Holocaust survivor

Miriam Klein Kassenoff is a child survivor and Holocaust Educator who fled Kosice, Slovakia, as a small child in 1941 via Lisbon, Portugal, in open hiding and on the run along with her parents and infant brother, the late Federal Honorable Judge Ted Klein. 

Dr. Klein Kassenoff is the Education Chairperson at the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in Miami Beach, Florida. She is also the Founding Director of the Teacher Institute on Holocaust Studies for the University of Miami’s School of Education.

Dr. Klein Kassenoff is an appointee to the Florida Education Commissioner’s Holocaust Task Force. As the Education Specialist for Holocaust Studies for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, she is responsible for all staff development and Holocaust teacher training for Miami-Dade County’s Public Schools. She is a member of the USHMM Council of Holocaust Centers.

The event is free and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot.

Learn more about the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

When 6:30pm
Christopher E Mauriello

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