Wednesday, March 29, 2017

From Auschwitz to Iowa City: An Evening with Michael Bornstein, 66PhD


When: 7 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union
The lecture, Q&A, and book signing are FREE and open to the public

Michael Bornstein survived for seven months inside Auschwitz concentration camp, where the average lifespan of a child was just two weeks. After the war, Michael reunited with his mother—who had been deported to an Austrian labor camp—and together they immigrated to New York City in 1951. Michael earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1966 and worked in pharmaceutical research and development for more than 40 years. Now retired, Michael lives with his wife in New York City and in New Jersey, making public appearances to share his experiences as one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust. He’s finally telling his story through lectures like this and through his memoir, Survivors Club.

To those who continue to ask: This is not a ticketed event. It is free and open to the public. We strongly encourage people planning to attend this event to arrive as early as possible. Doors will open at 6:00pm and it will be first-come, first-seated. Standing room is not available for this event. When our venue is full we will close the doors.

We pursued bigger venues including Hancher and Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Bornsteins' window to travel to Iowa City is this week and those venues are not available at this time. What we've planned reflects the best option open to us.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm and we look forward to hosting a great event.

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