10:00 a.m. Reception | 11:00 a.m. Program
Join us for a morning of remembrance and reflection as The National WWII Museum commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day with featured speaker Eva P. Nathanson, a Holocaust survivor.
Eva P. Nathanson was born in Budapest, Hungary, to an upper-middle-class Jewish family. When Nathanson’s father and the other male relatives his age were forcibly conscripted into the Hungarian army, she was sent to live outside the city with her grandfather, and after Germany invaded Hungary, all the women and other children in the family joined them. Nathanson and her mother eventually went into hiding with the assistance of the resistance, spending time in attics, cellars, storage rooms, and even cabinets. When they were discovered, they were marched with many other Jews to the Danube River to be executed. Nathanson and her mother were pulled out of the river and brought to safety; after surviving the ordeal, they remained hidden until the end of the war. Postwar, Nathanson’s mother remarried, and they lived in Hungary through the revolution of 1956. They immigrated to the United States in 1957.
This event is free and open to the public, and registration is encouraged. For more information, email Maggie Hartley, EdD, Director of Public Engagement, at email@example.com.
If you cannot make it to the Museum for this event, watch the event live through Vimeo.
Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the event is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.