Michael Bornstein, who earned a PhD from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1966, will return to campus to share his story as a young Holocaust survivor, having survived for seven months inside Auschwitz concentration camp, where the average lifespan of a child was just two weeks. He emigrated to the United States in 1951 and earned a bachelor of science degree from Fordham University, Michael earned his PhD and worked in pharmaceutical research and development for more than 40 years. Now retired, Michael lives with his wife in New York City and in New Jersey, making public appearances to share his experiences as one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust. His memoir, Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz, will be released in early March.
This special event is presented by the University of Iowa Alumni Association, the UI College of Pharmacy, and Oaknoll Retirement Community, with support from the UI Student Government/Graduate & Professional Student Government, UI Lecture Committee, and Iowa Hillel.
The event is part of the University of Iowa Alumni Association's 150th anniversary year and will include a public lecture, question and answer session, and a book signing.
For more information, please contact Kathryn Howe.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kathryn Howe in advance.