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USHMM | 2024 First Person Series: Irene Fogel Weiss

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Livestreamed
Date Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

After Nazi Germany invaded and occupied Hungary in 1944, authorities forced 13-year-old Irene Fogel Weiss and her family to leave their home and live in a crowded ghetto under horrible conditions. Just weeks later, the family found themselves packed in a freight car bound for Auschwitz. When they arrived at the camp, Irene clung to her little sister’s hand—until a Nazi official broke them apart with a baton. Irene froze in terror as her sister disappeared into the crowd. Watch to learn what happened next.

Irene Fogel Weiss, 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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