Jewish Heritage Programming: Stories of Survival - Screening and Discussion
This event has been cancelled.
Please join WTTW and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center for a special screening of two new documentaries: Final Transports: the Holocaust Stories of Magda and George, and Childhood Lost: The Holocaust Stories of George and Steen.
In early summer 1944, at the height of the deportation of Hungarian Jews, Magda Brown and George Brent arrived as teenagers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Final Transports brings viewers on their journey across multiple countries and camps, revealing the intensely human aspects of survival, resistance, chance, and luck in the face of Nazi tyranny. Final Transport will air on WTTW11 on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 pm.
Within hours of the Nazi invasion and occupation of Western Europe, George Mueller, and Steen Metz had their childhoods engulfed by war. Their innocence lost as prejudice and persecution spread, Childhood Lost details their fight for survival and the endurable spirit of family, courage, and hope. Childhood Lost will air on WTTW11 on Thursday, March 26 at 8:30 pm and Sunday, March 29 at 3:30 pm.
After the screening, Magda Brown, George Brent, George, Mueller, Steen Metz, and Ken Winikur will talk about their remarkable journey and the making of both documentaries.
This is a free event; free parking is available at the Museum. Please RSVP.