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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


2021 First Person Series: Estelle Laughlin

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

Estelle Laughlin was ten years old when Nazi Germany invaded her hometown of Warsaw, Poland. It wasn’t long before more than 400,000 local Jews, including Estelle’s family, were forced into a tiny 1.3-square-mile ghetto in the city. In July 1942, Nazis began deporting the ghetto residents to the Treblinka killing center. Within two months, Estelle was one of the few children left alive.

Learn about Estelle’s experiences as a young Jewish girl under Nazi occupation and her parents’ resourcefulness, bravery, and resolve in trying to shield her from the unimaginable events they were experiencing.

Estelle Laughlin, 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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