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First Person: Conversations with Survivors

The Museum’s First Person program enables visitors to hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary in its immediacy and power. Each hour-long program features a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor, followed by a question-and-answer session.

First Person is free and open to the public. Programs are held in the Rubinstein Auditorium; due to security precautions, please allow extra time for delays entering the Museum building. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is available.

Listen to past interviews in our First Person podcast series

2014 Season

All programs begin at 11 a.m. and usually last one hour. Doors to the auditorium open at 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, March 20: George Pick 

Wednesday, March 26: Henry Greenbaum

Thursday, March 27: Irene Weiss 

Wednesday, April 2: Fanny Aizenberg

Thursday, April 3: Steven Fenves

Wednesday, April 9: Regina Spiegel

Thursday, April 10: Marcel Drimer

Wednesday, April 16: Bob Behr

Thursday, April 17: Halina Peabody

Wednesday, April 23: Morris Rosen
Thursday, April 24: Theodora Klayman

Wednesday, April 30: Gerald Liebenau

Thursday, May 1: Esther Starobin
Wednesday, May 7: Susan Warsinger

Thursday, May 8: Bob Behr

Wednesday, May 14: Julius Menn

Thursday, May 15: Louise Lawrence-Israëls

Wednesday, May 21: Josiane Traum

Thursday, May 22: Harry Markowicz

Wednesday, May 28: Alex Schiffman-Shilo 

Thursday, May 29: Jacqueline Mendels Birn

Wednesday, June 4: Sam Ponczak

Thursday, June 5: Agi Geva

Wednesday, June 11: Rachel Goldfarb

Thursday, June 12: Marcel Drimer 

Wednesday, June 18: Nesse Godin

Thursday, June 19: Martin Weiss

Wednesday, June 25: David Bayer

Thursday, June 26: Nat Shaffir

Wednesday, July 2: Jacques Fein

Thursday, July 3: Henry Kahn 

Wednesday, July 9: Alfred Münzer

Thursday, July 10: Michel Margosis 

Wednesday, July 16: Emanuel Mandel 

Thursday, July 17: Albert Garih

Wednesday, July 23: Gideon Frieder

Thursday, July 24: Frank Liebermann

Wednesday, July 30: Estelle Laughlin

Thursday, July 31: George Pick

Wednesday, August 6: Alfred Traum

Thursday, August 7: Jill Pauly

Wednesday, August 13: Marcel Hodak

Thursday, August 14: Fritz Gluckstein

The 2014 season is made possible by generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation.