Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Watch Live | First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors 

First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors


On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, triggering World War II. About a year later, 11-year-old Estelle Laughlin was among the 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area forced into a ghetto measuring just 1.3 square miles. She was one of the few children to survive the Warsaw ghetto.

During our next First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors, on the 82nd anniversary of the invasion, Estelle will talk about her life as a Jewish girl under Nazi occupation. Amid starvation and squalid conditions in the ghetto, the Nazis began deporting the residents to the Treblinka killing center in July 1942.


Wednesday, September 1, 
1 p.m. ET

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s YouTube page



Estelle will reflect on her parents’ resolve and resourcefulness to shield her from the unimaginable events surrounding them. Watch live and ask Estelle a question.

Each episode of First Person features a one-hour discussion with a Holocaust survivor, facilitated by veteran journalist Bill Benson.

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 Estelle Laughlin as a teenager (courtesy of Estelle Laughlin) and as an adult, today. US Holocaust Memorial Museum



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