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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


2021 First Person Series: Irene Fogel Weiss

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location YouTube
Date Wed, Jul 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

Irene Fogel Weiss was only 13 when Nazi collaborators shaved her head 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.

Learn about Irene’s experiences as a teen in Hungary and what happened to her large family when faced with selection and separation at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Irene Fogel Weiss, Holocaust Survivor and Museum 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.

The First Person series 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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