Peter Hein (1939) is a retired associate professor in obstetrics and gynaecology (Univ. Nijmegen, The Neth.) As a jewish child he was hidden in The Netherlands during WWII, as were his parents. Many of their relatives were murdered by the Nazis, but Peter and his parents survived.
He wrote “The sixth year” about his own hiding and the first year after the liberation and “The hiding”, on the dramatical hiding of his parents. The books were well received in The Netherlands. Today he is occupied in maintaining the memories of the fate of the jews during WWII in The Netherlands and is disseminating knowledge concerning the Holocaust. He is a guest-speaker throughout the country on these topics and on the effects of war trauma’s on his ánd the next generations. Moreover, he is now a writer and professional sculptor of bronze sculptures.
More from Peter Hein
‘Traces: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve’ World Premiere & Talk 03 May 2022
Humanity in Action is proud to invite you to the first-ever screening of its animated documentary trilogy, ‘Traces: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve’. The screening and following Q&A will be part of the Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, taking place from April 29-May 5, 2022.
'My Father's War' Premiere & Talk
The 5th of May marks a significant date for our past and present Dutch society. Every year on Liberation Day, we celebrate our valuable, not self-evident, freedom. On this special day, Humanity in Action with support from Theater Na De Dam is pleased to announce the Dutch premiere of ‘My Father's War’. The event takes place at Lab111, on May 5, 18:30.
Film Talk: Amrai Coen in conversation with Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen and Peter & David Hein
Humanity in Action is happy to invite you to a special Film Talk: Amrai Coen (Die Zeit) in conversation with Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen (Two Trees in Jerusalem) and Peter & David Hein (My Father's War).