Alter Wiener
 Holocaust survivor, author, speaker

"64735: FROM A NAME TO A NUMBER - A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography"

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It is with a heavy heart that we share news of Alter's passing the evening of December 11, 2018 in Hillsboro, Oregon (USA). You can read an obituary at the following link:

News articles can be found as shown below:

Pedestrian killed in Hillsboro crash was Holocaust survivor, police say

He survived the Holocaust, only to be struck and killed by a car in Oregon @CNN

Video of Alter's Memorial Service can be found below.


Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener shared his life story with roughly 975 audiences at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, churches, book clubs, and other venues. Videos of selected presentations can be found below.


Click to Order"From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography" book on -- click here

"From a Name to a Number" is one of the highest rated books on Amazon, ranked by customer reviews. Because reviews are constantly being posted on Amazon, actual ratings change from day to day.
As of December 1, 2014 the book was rated as follows:

#100 overall, all formats (paperback, hardcover, Kindle, etc), out of 50 MILLION books
#14 in Biographies & Memoirs, out of 599,953
#3 Historical, out of 69,799
#1 Holocaust Survivors’ Books, out of 356

Read the Preface of the book for FREE (PDF) -- click here

Welcome to the Web site of Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener. Alter survived an incredible 35 months in Nazi concentration camps, yet you will find no bitterness -- only kindness -- in this remarkable man. - Facebook page for "From a Name to a Number"

The above monument was dedicated to Alter Wiener by Baker Prairie Middle School, Canby, Oregon in May 2013. It may be the only known monument dedicated to a living Holocaust survivor in the USA.

Nicole from Lower Columbia College (WA) wrote, "Dear Mr. Wiener, Your story was very touching; it brought tears to my eyes more than once. It reminded me to be humble and grateful for what I have and not to forget to recognize the blessings that God gave me. You are a man that stands as a role model for my generation; someone with passion, kindness and love in his heart for everyone. Thank you so much."

The Daily News in Longview, WA quoted Britta, who attended Wiener's talk with her political science classmates:

 "I felt privileged to hear about the Holocaust from a survivor. It made me thankful for how lucky I am that I didn’t have to go through something like that." Another student, Richelle, saw Wiener speak before, and this time she took her 15-year old daughter along to hear him too. "It was so inspiring!"