Magda Brown was born on June 11, 1927, in Miskolc, Hungary. On June 11, 1944—Magda’s 17th birthday—she and her family were crowded onto a railroad boxcar with 80 other people. The final destination was the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. After arriving, Magda was separated from her family and friends. It was the last time she saw them—they were sent directly into the gas chambers.
This lecture is part of the 2019 Teaching the Holocaust Workshop. It is free and open to the public.