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About This Event

Time: September 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • Holocaust survivor Alfred Münzer in 1942 (courtesy of Alfred Münzer) and as an adult, today. US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Holocaust survivor Alfred Münzer in 1942 (courtesy of Alfred Münzer) and as an adult, today. US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Alfred Münzer spent nearly three years hidden by an Indonesian-Dutch family, cared for by their Muslim nanny. He was largely confined to the house and backyard for fear of raising suspicion among neighbors and passersby. “The only view that I had of the outside world was through a mail slot in the door,” remembers Al.

Al’s parents made the difficult decision to hide themselves and their three children in different places. In the end, only he and his mother would survive; by the time they were finally reunited, Al didn’t recognize her. Join us to hear how Al’s life was saved in the German-occupied Netherlands.

Speaker
Alfred (Al) Münzer, Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer

Moderator
Bill Benson, Journalist and Host, First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Watch live at youtube.com/ushmm. You do not 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 and is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.