The Holocaust

Holocaust survivor, daughter to offer insight on resilience and survival

 

priley@MiamiHerald.com

Holocaust survivor Gene Klein, author of the book We Got The Water: Tracing My Family’s Path Through Auschwitz, will team up with his daughter on Sunday to offer pointers on the concepts of resilience and survivor psychology.

Klein, whose daughter, Jill, is a doctor of social psychology, is a native of Czechoslovakia. He was 16 when he and his family were deported to the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, and later transferred to a German slave-labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Like millions of others, Klein’s father was killed in a gas chamber. But he, along with his mother and two sisters, managed to survive the Holocaust. He has since shared his family’s harrowing experience in speaking engagements with his daughter to educate listeners on the effects of unchecked bigotry and political upheaval.

Klein and his daughter will explore survivor psychology and coping strategies and show how to model and apply resilience in leadership roles today.

The event will take place from 12:45-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave. The event is free.

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