Leader in Houston community and child of two Holocaust survivors. His father Morris, was born April 14, 1922, in Vilkiviskis, Lithuania and his parents, Mordechai and Zlata Penn; his brother, Refael, and sister, Rivka, all perished in the Holocaust. Morris was able to escape capture by being hidden by righteous Gentile families. Morris was preceded in death by his loving wife Linda, whom he had met in a displaced persons camp in Austria. Dr. Penn is a frequent speaker for the March of Remembrance Houston.