Dr. Al Miller was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922. Al departed Nazi Germany in 1937 for Switzerland, while his brother was sent to England. His parents remained in Germany, enduring Kristallnacht and hiding in a friend’s home. The family was eventually to reunite in England before immigrating to America in 1939. Al settled in Hamilton, Ohio where he practiced optometry until his retirement. Steve Coppel is the son of two Holocaust survivors, Trudy and Werner Coppel. Both his parents have an amazing story of survival, perseverance, rebuilding and love which is featured throughout HHC. Steve’s dad, Werner, was a survivor of Auschwitz. He was the first Holocaust survivor in Cincinnati to speak publicly about his experiences.