Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener,was killed by a car in Oregon.

3 month ago

A Holocaust survivor also an author and public speaker was struck by a car while crossing a Hillsboro street.

92-year-old Alter Wiener, who has survived three years in Nazi concentration camps, was struck by a Honda Accord around 5 p.m. on Northeast Century Boulevard near Brighton Street. He died at a hospital.

Wiener was the author of a book, “From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography.” He was also well-known locally for speaking about the Holocaust during library lectures and other talks.

He was walking outside the crosswalk wearing dark clothes on a rainy night making him invisible to the driver who did not notice him.

The driver, 50, cooperated with investigators and won’t face any charges or citations.

A memorial service for Wiener has been set for Friday at Congregation Neveh Shalom in Portland.