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USHMM 2024 First Person Series: Ruth Elenberg Eisenberg

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Virtual on Youtube
Date Wed, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration   3h

Ruth Elenberg Eisenberg remembers playing with dolls and enjoying special attention as the youngest of six children. Then, in the summer of 1941, German authorities invaded and began targeting Jews in Ruth’s hometown in Poland. During one round up by the Nazis in 1942, Ruth hid with her mother in a barrel used to store feed for horses. “We covered ourselves, and we didn’t breathe. … We heard them marching back and forth, back and forth.”

Watch to learn how Ruth continued to outrun danger for nearly two more years, and discover if she ever saw the rest of their family again.

Ruth Elenberg Eisenberg, Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer

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

Watch live at You don’t need a YouTube account to view our program.

After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's YouTube page.

First Person is a monthly, hour-long discussion with a Holocaust survivor that is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation.

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