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USHMM 2024 First Person Series: Susan Warsinger

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Virtual Event
Date Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

A brick smashing through the bedroom window jolted nine-year-old Susan Warsinger awake on the night of November 9, 1938. As her brother Joseph peered out the window, he turned and said, “Susi, it is our neighbors!” That night of orchestrated violence against Jews—known as Kristallnact (or “Night of Broken Glass”)—changed their lives forever. Susan’s parents used their life savings to smuggle the children out of Nazi Germany—sending them to live in France.

Watch to learn how Susan and Joseph managed to outrun danger as war erupted in Europe, and discover if they ever saw their parents or baby brother again.

Susan Warsinger, 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.

To sign up for the first-person email reminder request, click here

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