WATCH: Magda’s Story Featured in Documentary Series Airing Nationwide

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has produced two new 30-minute documentaries featuring Magda Brown and three other Chicagoland Survivors. The series, Stories of Survival, first premiered on Chicago’s WTTW and is now being televised nationally on public television stations.

We are excited to share these films with you. This series is a huge achievement for the museum and the survivors, and a lasting tribute to the victims. Please help share the documentary with your friends and family and on your own social networks.

See below for more details on when and where to watch!

Final Transports: The Holocaust Stories of Magda and George

In early summer 1944, at the height of the deportation of Hungarian Jews, Magda Brown and George Brent arrived as teenagers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The documentary 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.

Childhood Lost: The Holocaust Stories of George and Steen

Within hours of the Nazi invasion and occupation of Western Europe, George Mueller and Steen Metz had their childhoods engulfed by war. Their innocence was destroyed as prejudice and persecution spread throughout Europe. The documentary details their fight for survival and the endurable spirit of family, courage, and hope.

Where to watch

** ALABAMA PUBLIC TELEVISION
4/20/2020
*** ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA
04/05/20 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM
*** ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA IN TUCSON
Main Channel – PBS6
#101
4/5/2020 11:30 PM
4/7/2020 3:00 PM
4/20/2020 12:00 AM
#102
4/6/2020 11:00 PM
4/7/2020 3:30 PM
4/21/2020 12:30 AM
PBS6 Plus Channel
04/08/20 2:00-3:00 PM
*** WTVI CHARLOTTE
#101 04/05/20 11:30 PM
*** WTTW CHICAGO
3/26/20 8:00-9:00 PM
3/29/20 3:30-4:30 PM
*** KEDT CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
04/05/20 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM
*** WQPT DAVENPORT
4/9/2020
04/16/20 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
*** ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS DENVER
#102 04/05/20 10:30 PM
*** DETROIT PUBLIC TELEVISION
04/20/20 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
*** VALLEY PBS (KVPT) FRESNO
04/07/20 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
*** IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION DES MOINES
04/05/20 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM
04/19/20 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
*** WJCT JACKSONVILLE
04/07/20 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
*** WKAR LANSING
04/19/20 5:00-6:00 PM
*** LAS VEGAS PBS
Vegas PBS 04/05/20 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM
*** VEGAS PBS JACKPOT CHANNEL 04/16/20      10:00 PM (#102)
Vegas PBS Jackpot Channel 04/19/20 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
*** KCET LOS ANGELES – KCET LINK 28.2
04/27/20 10:00-11:00 PM.
*** PBS SoCal LOS ANGELES
#101 – 04/05/20 11:30 PM
#102 – PBS SoCal2 Los Angeles 04/08/20 11:30 PM
*** LOUISIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING
04/21/20 1:00-2:00 PM
*** WNMU MARQUETTE
04/20/20 9:00-10:00 PM
*** MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION – MPT2
4/09/20 9:00-10:00 PM
                           Maryland Public Television -MPT2
4/09/20 9:00-10:00 PM
*** WKNO MEMPHIS
04/19/20 4:00 – 5:00 PM
*** WPBT MIAMI
04/19/20 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
*** MILWAUKEE PBS
WMVS 04/05/20 10:30 PM (#101)
*** MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC BROADCASTING
04/05/20 10:30 PM (#101)
04/19/20 2:00 – 3:00 PM
*** WNET ALL ARTS CHANNEL NEW YORK CITY
4/21/20 7:00-8:00 AM, 12:00–1:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM
*** WNET ALL ARTS CHANNEL NEW YORK CITY
4/21/20 7:00-8:00 AM, 12:00–1:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM
*** WUCF ORLANDO
#101 04/22/20 4:30 PM
*** WSRE PENSACOLA
04/19/20 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM
*** MOUNTAIN LAKE (WCFE) PLATTSBURGH
04/05/20 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM
*** OPB PLUS PORTLAND
#101 04/19/20 9:30 PM, #102 11:30 PM
*** KNPB RENO
04/07/20 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
*** KLRN SAN ANTONIO
4/13/2020
4/27/2020
*** KCTS SEATTLE
#101 04/16/20 2:00 PM
#102 04/23/20 2:00 PM
*** KBTC SEATTLE
04/16/20 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
04/20/20 8:30 AM (#101)
*** SOUTH CAROLINA ETV (STATEWIDE NETWORK)
04/19/20 4:30-5:30 PM
South Carolina Channel: 04/20/20 8:00-9:00 PM
*** WCNY SYRACUSE
05/03/20 12:00–1:00 PM
*** WFSU TALLAHASSEE
04/05/20 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM
04/19/20 1:00 – 2:00 PM
*** WEDU TAMPA
04/19/20 2:00 – 3:00 PM
04/22/20 1:00 – 2:00 PM
WEDU Q 04/25/20 10:30 – 11:30 PM
*** WXEL WEST PALM BEACH
04/13/20 12:00 AM (#101)
04/18/20 11:30 PM (#101)
04/21/20 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
04/27/20 12:00 AM (#102)
*** PBS WISCONSIN
PBS Wisconsin – WI Channel #101 04/13/20 8:30 PM
PBS Wisconsin – WI Channel #102 04/20/20 8:30 PM
***** WORLD CHANNEL – MOST OF THE COUNTRY 
04/21/20 7:00-8:00 PM ET
04/22/20    2:00 AM ET and 2:30 AM ET (which is 11 PM PT and 11:30 PM PT

4/21/20  10 AM ET and 10:30 AM ET, and 4 PM ET and 4:30 PM ET