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 2020 season is canceled until further notice.
First Person is free and open to the public and requires no tickets. Seats are available first come, first served. Programs are held in the theater on the Museum’s lower level. Due to security precautions, please allow extra time for delays entering the Museum building. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), translation of spoken language into text, is available at every program.
- Watch recordings of programs on the Museum's YouTube channel.
- Hear more interviews from our Collection.
This year's season of First Person is made possible by generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.