Holocaust Survivor David Schaecter to Visit Palmer Trinity School

WHAT: Palmer Trinity School (PTS) welcomes Holocaust survivor and valued member of the community, David Schaecter, as a guest speaker on Thursday, May 23, 2024, in honor of Jewish Heritage Month.

WHO: Born in Czechoslovakia in 1929, David Schaecter, was 11 years old when he was taken by a cattle car to Auschwitz with his mother, two younger sisters and older brother. Four years later, the lone survivor of a large family of 105 people, Schaecter managed to escape the Germans during an attack by Allied troops on the train transferring him to another concentration camp. Schaecter has been a resident of Miami since 1956. He has been actively involved in the local and national Jewish community for more than sixty years and is a founder of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and the March of the Living. Schaecter has devoted countless hours to educating the community.

For more: An in-depth interview and video series on Schaecter conducted by FlU’s Lee Caplin School of Journalism and Media can be found here: https://artspeak.fiu.edu/interviews/david-schaecter/

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 10:10 a.m.


Palmer Trinity School Gymnasium
8001 SW 184TH STREET
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Onsite Media Contact: Suzanne Calleja, Associate Head of School for Communications & Strategic Partnerships

(305) 401-8938

*All media must call for admittance to PTS.

About Palmer Trinity School:

Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org.