Alexander Lebenstein, is the sole surviving member of the Jewish community of the town of Haltern-am-See, Germany. At the time of Kristallnacht, Alex was only eleven years old. Alex endured life in two ghettos, two concentration camps, and four slave labor camps before liberation in 1945.
For the past 12 years, Alex has spoken on the Holocaust and Tolerance to schools both in the United States and Germany.
In 2008 Alex had the honor of Ehrenburger, or honored person, bestowed upon him by the city of Haltern am See as well as having the city’s middle school renamed the Alexander Lebenstein Realschule. He is the first living person to have a school named for him.
Alex is the father of two sons, has two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Alex resides in Richmond, VA.
Don Levin, is a former Attorney at Law with over 13 years of general practice experience. He is also a retired U.S. Army officer, with over 23 years of commissioned service. He is also a past senior sales leader for two Fortune 200 companies, and is currently President of a leadership coaching company.
Don earned his JD from The John Marshall Law School, his MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and a BA from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and the Defense Strategy Course, U.S. Army War College.
Previous works include the military legal thriller The Code, the legal story Broken Code, as well as the historical fiction novel Knight’s Code. He is also the co-author of The Leader Coach: Exposing Your Soul.
Don is very active with his church, and resides with his wife Susie, in Richmond, VA. They have five children and eight grandchildren, and two dogs named Barnes and Noble.