Signature Series: Holocaust Survivor Dr. Al Miller
Dr. Al Miller, born in Germany in 1922, will discuss his family’s flight from Nazi Germany and immigration to America during a September Signature Series program.
About Dr. Al Miller
Dr. Al Miller was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922. His family owned a successful clothing company, and he has many happy memories of his early childhood. As an active youth, he enjoyed sports until one day he arrived at his favorite recreation center to find it forbidden to Jews.
He was also an enthusiastic student. He remembers many of his childhood friends joining the Hitler Youth and cutting him out of their lives for being Jewish. He was the last Jewish student to remain in his class until it was made too uncomfortable for him to stay.
In 1936, Al attended the infamous Berlin Olympics in which American runner Jesse Owens won four medals. As conditions became worse for the Jews of Germany, his family put together a plan to leave the country and resettle elsewhere.
Al departed Nazi Germany in 1937 for Switzerland, while his brother was sent to England. His parents remained in Germany, enduring Kristallnacht and hiding in a friend’s home. The family was eventually able to reunite in England before immigrating to America in 1939. Al settled in Hamilton, Ohio. He practiced optometry until his retirement.
The event is free and open to the public. However, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 or click the button below to request tickets. Tickets requested after August 23 will not be mailed, but will be available at the Will Call Desk at our Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch on the evening of the event.
We would like to thank Dr. Miller and the Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education, Cincinnati, Ohio, for their partnership in helping make the program possible.
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