KMBZ's Moneyline host survived WWII concentration camp as a child

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Kansas City's Morning News
February 15, 2019 - 10:50 am

Kansas City, MO - Peter Newman is a certified public accountant who has hosted Moneyline on KMBZ for more than 30 years. 

Peter was born in Vienna, Austria in 1938, not too long after the Nazis took over.  He and his family are Jewish.

Peter and his parents fled Austria for Yugoslavia.  They then fled to Italy, where they were captured by the Italian fascists and interned in a concentration camp.

Peter and his family were liberated by the Allies in 1943 and eventually made it to the US as refugees, settling in upsate New York. 


Below is a document showing that Newman was interned by the Italians, and released in 1943.



The photo in a Syracuse newspaper features a story and a photo of Peter and his parents shortly after they arrived in New York.





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