Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Watch Live | First Person: Fleeing Vienna, Evading U-boats


First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Wednesday, June 21, 1 p.m. ET
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s YouTube page


Henry Weil heard drums and marching well before catching sight of the German troops thundering down the street in front of his apartment in 1938 Vienna. At first, young Henry thought this was an occasion for celebration, but then, he turned from the window and saw his mother crying.

Over the next year, the Weils were forced from their apartment, while Henry’s father struggled to secure paperwork to get the family out of Vienna.


Henry Weil


Join us for our next First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors to learn how Henry and his parents managed to outrun mounting danger for Jews in Europe and evade German U-boats while crossing the Atlantic.

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.

Photos: Holocaust survivor Henry Weil in 1939 ( gift of Henry Weil) and as an adult today. US Holocaust Memorial Museum




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