For our March show, we talk with Alfred Schnog.
Since the Holocaust...we see human atrocities taking place but feel helpless in preventing them. Yet, there is one thing that we can do - speak out against such crimes and teach our children about them and their cause. Only in this manner can we hope to stem the universal disregard of such human suffering."
- Alfred Schnog, Holocaust Survivor
Alfred Schnog’s family escaped from Nazi Germany on the morning after Kristalnacht. Their harrowing escape and his mother’s heroic resistance saved Alfred from certain death in the Holocaust. He relates his story as well as his memories of Nazi oppression directed against Jews which he witnessed as a youngster growing up in Cologne, Germany.
Alfred’s family left Holland to come to the United States where they arrived barely one month before the Nazis invaded Holland, thus narrowly escaping from the Nazi grasp once again.
Alfred is married to Anita M. Schnog and together they have 4 children who have blessed us with 11 grand children aged six to twenty-four. Anita and Alfred share their time between Bald Head Island and Wilmington.
Alfred is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received an ROTC commission in the U.S. Army. He practiced engineering briefly before entering active duty in the Army Ordinance Corp where he served during the Korean War as commanding officer of a Field Supply Company stationed near Inchon and Seoul. He also assumed duties as the Battalion Education officer. After his tour of duty, he returned to civilian life and entered the world of business.
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