In Memoriam

November 30, 2017


BUFFALO, NY - Canisius College lost a beloved professor on October 14, with the passing of Peter Boehm, PhD.

A professor of modern languages, literatures and cultures, Boehm will be remembered as a scholar and educator who cherished celebrating his native German heritage with students. 

The German program he directed produced several Fulbright scholars over the years.  The teaching professorship Boehm shared with History Professor Larry E. Jones, PhD – “The Holocaust in History, Literature and Film” – broadened students’ perspectives beyond the traditional American viewpoint and culminated in a trip to the concentration camps in Germany and Poland.  In 2009, Boehm coordinated the college’s commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by commissioning a 56-foot long, eight-foot high replica of the Wall in the Quad. 

Boehm was 66 at the time of his death.