Nancy Kennedy Barnett

Nancy Kennedy Barnett continues where her father left off. George Kennedy was a speaker for both the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, presenting about his life in Budapest, Hungary before the war and his life in the Hungarian labor and concentration camps during the Holocaust.  He came to America in 1947 on a B’nai Brith scholarship to Texas A&M University where he received his bachelor’s degree. He furthered his education in Madison, Wisconsin when he received a master’s degree in civil engineering and started his own structural engineering firm in Chicago. George was interviewed by the USC Shoah Foundation where his life story is chronicled and held. In 1953 George married Marilyn and they raised their family of three daughters in Glencoe, Illinois.

Nancy is an active volunteer in Milwaukee and sits on a number of community boards.  Using video of her father from his talks, Nancy weaves his life story with hers when she speaks.  Nancy is married, has three sons, two daughters-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren.