At our monthly Stories Survive Speaker Series, hear Holocaust survivors share their life stories in their own words.

On September 16, Karl Schapiro will share his experiences.

Karl Schapiro was born in 1934 in Germany. In June 1941, Mr. Schapiro and his parents were interned in a small town ghetto in southeast Poland. As the ghettos were being liquidated, Mr. Schapiro was hidden in the ghetto. Later, he joined his parents and was hidden in an underground bunker by a Polish farmer. After liberation in July 1944, Mr. Schapiro and his parents lived in a number of towns and refugee camps.

In 1948, at the age of 14, he emigrated to the United States. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union and of Columbia University. Mr. Schapiro spent his career as an engineering manager for a number of hospitals. He is married and has 3 children.


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