Yom Hashoa Service - Guest Speaker Dr. Peter Braunfeld
Dr. Peter Braunfeld, Speaker
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of Illinois, and a Holocaust survivor from Vienna.
Peter Braunfeld was born in Vienna, Austria on December 12, 1930. He lived a charmed life until Hitler annexed Austria in 1938. They moved to Prague and then to England. Then WWII broke out. In late summer of 1940, he and his family set sail to cross the U-boat infested Atlantic Ocean to settle in Chicago. Peter started his American schooling in the fourth grade.