Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by University Communications


Dutch Holocaust survivor at University Campus — March 29

Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam presents “Narrow Escape – A Flight to Freedom,” the story of his family’s frightening departure from Amsterdam in 1942, at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center.

The family’s wartime dislocation is also the subject of the speaker’s book, A Chance to Live: A Family’s Journey to Freedom. The young Kohnstam was a childhood friend of diarist Anne Frank, and the two families were neighbors. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free. The program is sponsored by the Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies.

For more information or assistance, contact Megan Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences, at or (352) 588-8401.


The views expressed during this event are those of the speaker/presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

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