In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Palm City resident and Holocaust survivor Louis Schneider will share his powerful story of perseverance and hope with the Martin County community. Rabbi Matthew Durbin of Temple Beit HaYam will provide opening remarks for this experience, which will take place one night only and is sure to be unforgettable for all in attendance.
Mr. Schneider was born in Belgium in 1934. Although many Holocaust survivors share their heartbreaking stories of concentration camps and life in Eastern Europe, Mr. Schneider chooses to share his harrowing experience as a young child in a family desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Nazi regime. After his father was shipped to Auschwitz Concentration Camp, he—along with his mother and sister—tried to evade the enemy throughout Belgium, Southern France and Northern Italy.
After the war and miraculously being reunited with his father, the Schneider family immigrated to the United States in 1948. They became naturalized citizens in 1954 and resided in New York. Mr. Schneider studied Biochemistry and Microbiology as an undergraduate and graduate student, performing work with the U.S. Military. He then earned his Juris Doctor and practiced international trade law, representing many German companies. Besides English, Mr. Schneider is fluent in French, Italian and German.
After retiring and relocating to Florida in 2000, Mr. Schneider worked with the Holocaust Documentation Center in Miami and the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. His goal is to continue to tell his story as long as he is able.
Mr. Schneider will speak at Jensen Beach High School at 6:00 p.m. on January 27, 2022. While there is no charge to attend, those interested in attending must RSVP to reserve seats. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
To learn more about Mr. Schneider and what to expect during his presentation, please click here to watch a video segment produced by WPTV in December 2021.
Jensen Beach High School is located at 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach, FL 34957.