Holocaust Speaker Series: Walter Frank


Apr 12 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, hosted every Wednesday at 11 a.m., features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The series is sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine. This week’s speaker is Walter Frank.

Walter C. Frank was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, February 10, 1937. His father and mother decided to flee Germany from fear of what the Nazis might–and eventually did–do. They tried to persuade Walter’s father’s parents, brothers, and sisters to leave. The family had for centuries worked in the livestock trade in their hometown in Northern Germany. Because of their long-term relationship with their neighbors and customers, they could not envision any real threat. Because Walter was very young, he has limited memories of the war. He and his family arrived at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati had a number of German Jewish immigrants who formed a tight community around the New Hope Synagogue.

Upstander Weekend 2023

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s Cincinnati Upstander Weekend celebrates and uplifts the changemakers in our community. Join us, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center, for a weekend full of events that will inspire you to make your own mark in the community. Explore the weekend of events and register below.