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.
The interviews are also available as a podcast series. Listen here.
First Person is free and open to the public. Due to security precautions, please allow extra time for delays entering the building.
All programs begin at 1 p.m. and usually last one hour.
Wednesday, May 29: Alex Shilo
Thursday, May 30: Jill Pauly
Wednesday, June 5: Gerald Liebenau
Thursday, June 6: Julius Menn
Wednesday, June 12: David Bayer
Thursday, June 13: Bob Behr
Wednesday, June 19: Rita Rubinstein
Thursday, June 20: Steven Fenves
Wednesday, June 26: Michel Margosis
Thursday, June 27: Alfred Traum
Tuesday, July 2: Martin Weiss
Wednesday, July 3: Nesse Godin
Wednesday, July 10: Harry Markowicz
Thursday, July 11: Leon Merrick
Wednesday, July 17: Manya Friedman
Thursday, July 18: Inge Katzenstein
Wednesday, July 24: Rae Goldfarb
Thursday, July 25: Emanuel Mandel
Wednesday, July 31: Susan Warsinger
Thursday, August 1: Jacques Fein
Wednesday, August 7: Estelle Laughlin
Thursday, August 8: Frank Liebermann
Wednesday, August 14: Esther Starobin
Thursday, August 15: Fritz Gluckstein
The 2013 season is made possible by generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation.