Monday, June 6, 2011

THE MONNA AND OTTO WEINMANN ANNUAL LECTURE

The 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 21. Please click here to rsvp.

The Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture focuses on Holocaust survivors who came to America, and on their families. Born in Poland and raised in Austria, Monna Steinbach Weinmann (1906–1991) fled to England from Vienna in autumn 1938. Otto Weinmann (1903–1993) was born in Vienna and raised in Czechoslovakia. He served in the Czech, French, and British armies; was wounded in the D-Day invasion at Normandy; and received the Croix deGuerre for his valiant contributions during the war. Monna Steinbach and Otto Weinmann married in London in 1941 and emigrated to the United States in 1948. Their daughter Janice Weinman Shorenstein has endowed the Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture, which is organized by the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

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