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2023 First Person Series: Henry Weil

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location YouTube
Date Wed, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

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 his Jewish family out of German-occupied Austria.

Learn how Henry and his parents managed to outrun the danger in Europe and evade German U-boats while crossing the Atlantic.

Henry Weil, 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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