Penina Bowman was 17 years old when soldiers showed up at her family home in Hungary and told them they had 20 minutes to pack their bags. They were told they were being sent away to work but the train they were loaded into brought them to Auschwitz.
Penina lost both parents and 42 other relatives to the Holocaust, but she and her three siblings survived. She credits her faith and staying together with her sisters for her survival.
Even with all that PeniMediana has experienced, she refuses to hate anybody. She believes that hate is a powerful emotion that serves to destroy yourself rather than the people you direct it toward.
Our full gallery display will be shared, with half of the exhibit on display at Monmouth College and the other half at the Buchanan Center for the Arts, just a few blocks away.
Our entire banner exhibit will be on display at the University of St. Thomas on their St. Paul campus.
Our banner exhibit will be on display at the Alumni Hall in the Kelly Student Center at Indiana University – Kokomo.
The entire exhibit will be on display at Breck School to launch an initiative by the Melrose Family Center for Servant Leadership and in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.