Fall 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • 4:00 p.m.
Mead Hall Founder’s Room, Drew University
Escape from the Holocaust and Journey to Canada

In commemoration of Kristallnacht, Dr. Josef Eisinger will share his eventful childhood experiences escaping Nazi-occupied Vienna, as described in his 2016 book, Flight and Refuge: Reminiscences of A Motley Youth. After a calm, middle-class childhood, his parents sent him by Kindertransport (children’s transport) from Austria to Britain, where he found work as a farm “lad” in Yorkshire and later as a dish washer in a Brighton hotel. Following the fall of France, he was interned as an “enemy alien” and was transported to Canada.  Dr. Eisinger is professor emeritus at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.