Max Glauben: Holocaust Survivor

 

February 28, 2013

Max GlaubenHolocaust survivor Max Glauben will talk about his experiences in a Nazi camp during World War II at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 28, at SMU.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. in Room 241 of the Umphrey Lee Center. It is sponsored by SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program.

The Holocaust was an attempt to exterminate 9 million European Jews.  More than 6 million were killed, including 3.2 million who lived in Poland. Few still live there. Many survivors left for Israel or the United States.  About 450 Holocaust survivors came to Dallas. Some 120 of them are still alive. 

Max Glauben is one of those. He was born in Warsaw.  Most of his family died in the Majdanek death camp in eastern Poland.  Glauben, 84, has gone back to Poland six times for the annual March of the Living between the first Auschwitz camp and Birkenau.

"When I go back there, I say a special prayer close to the crematoria of Majdanek," Glauben said. "When I go into that camp, I have the feeling angels are watching over me. It's an internal attitude that kind of cures you to a certain degree, which gives you some closure."

For more information about the lecture, please contact Sherry Aikman of the Embrey Human Rights Program at saikman@smu.edu or tele. 214-768-8347.