Stories Survive: Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff

    When:
    March 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
    2021-03-21T14:00:00-04:00
    2021-03-21T14:15:00-04:00
    Where:
    Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
    Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
    3479356150

    Stories Survive: Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff

    March 21, 2021

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    As a small child, Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff fled her Nazi-occupied hometown of Kosice, Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia) along with her parents and infant brother. They remained on the run and in open hiding for seven months—during which they had several narrow escapes, including an arrest in Spain—until they reached Lisbon, Portugal, where they joined tens of thousands of Jewish refugees awaiting ships to the United States. With the assistance of HIAS, Dr. Klein Kassenoff and her parents were rescued from Portugal in 1941, boarding one of the last ships to safety.

    Dr. Klein Kassenoff became the founding director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute. She is also the Education Chairperson at the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida, and the Education Specialist for Holocaust Studies for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

    Join Dr. Klein Kassenoff for a Stories Survive program exploring her family’s journey of perseverance and escape.

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