Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Watch Live—First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors 

First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors


During our next First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors, Irene Fogel Weiss will talk about her experiences as a teen in Hungary and what happened to her large family when faced with selection and separation at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Each episode of First Person features a one-hour discussion with a survivor, facilitated by journalist Bill Benson. Guests also answer questions from the audience, live during the program.


Wednesday, July 7
1 p.m. ET

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s YouTube page



Irene was only 13 when Nazi collaborators shaved her hair soon after she entered an overcrowded Hungarian ghetto. Her mother gave her a scarf to wear around her bald head, making her look older and potentially saving her life when Irene was later sent to a killing center. Watch live and ask Irene a question.

You do not need a YouTube account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's YouTube page.

First Person is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.

Photo: Holocaust survivor Irene Fogel Weiss as a child, circa 1938–41 (courtesy of Irene Fogel Weiss) and as an adult, today. US Holocaust Memorial Museum


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