- Museum Shop (Museum)
- 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Irene Awret "They'll have to Catch me First: An Artist's coming of age in the Third Reich"
At eighteen, Irene Awret attempted to escape Belgium but was arrested. After several weeks in jail, she was tried and sent back home. She eventually made her way to Brussels where she found work and attended art school. After the Nazi occupation she was forced into hiding, she would eventually be caught by the SS and in a narrow cell, destined for deportation to Auschwitz. Unbeknowest to her, an SS Captain found her sketchbook and was struck by a single drawing. This event most likely saved her life. During her imprisonment she continued to sketch camp life and secretly painted portraits of the inmates, most of which would be sent to Auschwitz.