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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 was televised nationally on public television stations in April 2020. We are excited to share these films with you. This series is aContinue reading “Magda’s Story Featured in Documentary Series Airing Nationwide”

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Magda Shares Story Via Facebook Live During Coronavirus Lockdown

Unfortunately, Magda’s upcoming trips and speeches had to be canceled due to the coronavirus crisis — but of course, that won’t stop Magda from sharing her story. Magda recently went live on Facebook with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center to share her story and answer viewers’ questions from home. Watch the video below. InterestedContinue reading “Magda Shares Story Via Facebook Live During Coronavirus Lockdown”

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Student Interviews: Telling Her Holocaust Story to Younger Generations

Magda Brown frequently talks with students of all ages who are conducting interviews and research for school projects. Below is a recent example — an interview between Cedric, an eighth grade student from Wisconsin, and Magda. 1. How would you think that the Holocaust or the Auschwitz camp impacted the world? I think that it shocked theContinue reading “Student Interviews: Telling Her Holocaust Story to Younger Generations”

Visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Earlier this year, Magda Brown was invited to speak by the Jackson Hole Jewish community and received a warm welcoming from the town. Many thanks to the wonderful community for hosting us and putting on such a wonderful, rewarding program. Magda’s personal reward came from a woman she met the day after the event. TheContinue reading “Visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming”

Magda Brown Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Aurora University

In May 2013, Magda received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Aurora University. A survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Magda is dedicated to telling her story to as many people as possible. At 86, she travels around the state – and globe – giving speeches. She has reached thousands of people. Watch the presentation at Aurora’sContinue reading “Magda Brown Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Aurora University”

Aurora University Remembers Kristallnacht

On November 7, 2013, Magda joined the Aurora University community to remember Kristallnacht. AU’s event marked the 75th anniversary of the night on which Nazi hatred against the Jews was unleashed in violence, desecration, brutality and bloodshed-and on which ordinary Germans stood by as the pogrom unfolded. The university assembled a panel of expert witnesses toContinue reading “Aurora University Remembers Kristallnacht”