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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


2022 First Person Series: Louise Lawrence-Israëls

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location YouTube
Date Wed, Jun 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

Louise Lawrence-Israëls was afraid to go outside. She had been hiding in an attic for two and a half years, since she was six months old, with her parents, brother, and a family friend. Though her family tried to have a normal life, Louise never went out, never knew sunshine or fresh air. “They never talked about the outside world,” she said.

Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn how, when Canadian forces liberated Amsterdam in May 1945, Louise overcame her fear and emerged into a world she didn’t know.

Louise Lawrence-Israëls, Holocaust Survivor and USHMM Volunteer

Bill Benson, Journalist and Host, First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Watch live at You do not need a YouTube account to view USHMM's program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on USHMM's YouTube page.

First Person is a monthly hour-long discussion with a Holocaust survivor and is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.

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