My parents and I were Holocaust survivors who came to this country shortly before Kristallnacht. Many other family members were lost. We landed in New York City and stayed there for 10 years before coming to Milwaukee. My father was a livestock dealer-a profession he was forced to abandon in Germany. They became active in the German/Jewish community. My father served as President of the New Home Club for many years. It was an organization that was not only social but also attended to the needs of many who fled European oppression and persecution.
Peter is a retired Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He was in private practice for well over 20 years and served as Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Marquette University School of Dentistry , where he remains an adjunct Professor of OMS. Peter also speaks on topics related to the history of medicine, dentistry, and the American Civil War.