Maya Brown, a child survivor, will give the Meta and John Spiegler Holocaust Remembrance Lecture this year.
She was born in Vitebsk, Belarus. Her parents had fled Warsaw in 1939 after the Nazis invaded. Fleeing once again when the Nazis invaded Belarus, they spent the rest of the war in Uzbekistan. The family returned to Warsaw after the war, but after surviving a pogrom in the market where forty Jewish survivors were killed, her parents decided that they were still not safe in Warsaw. Forced into hiding from the anti-Semitism that existed, Maya’s family fled to West Berlin. They lived in Tempelhof displaced-persons camp in Germany before eventually coming to Canada and then the United States.
The lecture is on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium. There is no admission charge.