Guest Speaker Abe Piasek
Abe Piasek, a Holocaust survivor now living in Raleigh, spoke about his terrifying experience as a child in Nazi occupied Poland. Piasek was only 12 years old in 1939 when Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany. A year later, he was forcefully separated from his family and taken to Radom, a forced labor camp. Piasek spent several years in the labor camps of Auschwitz and then Weinhausen before the end of the war in 1945.
Piasek was interviewed by Steven Spielberg for the award-winning film “Schindler’s List,” which is featured in the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. He was also interviewed by the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Piasek lectures about his experience in schools all across the United States. He was awarded two President’s Medals for volunteer service—one by President George W. Bush, and one by President Barack Obama.
Abe is part of the NC Council on the Holocaust’s group of survivors who speak to the public about their experiences.