January 26, 2018
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

Horror, Hope, & Healing: Surviving the Holocaust - Press Release, Office of College Advancement

Picture of Magda Brown, older woman with redish hair and gold rimmed glasses wearing black suit with gold collar.

Fremont, CA—Books and documentaries have chronicled the horrors of the interment, brutal treatment and murder of Jews under Hitler's German rule. The stories and images are disturbing, and yet there are people who claim they are all fakes — made up to gain sympathy or some kind of advantage.

It is these deniers that have spurred Magda Brown to speak out. Magda Brown was there.

Ohlone College in Fremont is hosting two presentations on the Holocaust by Magda Brown. Thursday, February 8 at 1:00 PM and Friday, February 9 at 7:00 PM. Both presentations will be held in the Jackson Theatre inside the Smith Center on the Ohlone College Fremont campus, located at 43600 Mission Blvd. Each presentation will be ASL interpreted.

Martin Kludjian, President of the Associated Students of Ohlone College, who are hosting these presentations shared, “Magda Brown came here a few years ago and she changed my life forever. Her story of surviving the Holocaust had a profound effect that could be seen on the faces of all who attended. The Associated Students of Ohlone College and I are excited to have such a remarkable person return and retell her invaluable lesson to our classmates and community.”

Black and white Picture of a young school age, Magda Brown, with short black hair in pony tail, short sleeved white shirt and black tie, and black dress, sitting and looking a camera.Growing up in Hungary, Magda had a loving and happy, but uneventful childhood. All that ended when Germany occupied Hungary and her family was interred in several concentration camps. Magda managed to escape and was liberated by American forces. Today, at 90 years of age, she says, “My mission is to tell the audience if they ever meet a Holocaust denier that I am proof that it was very real.”

  • Event: Horror, Hope, & Healing: Surviving the Holocaust
  • Date: Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 PM on Thursday, and 7:00 PM on Friday
  • Location: Smith Center at Ohlone College, Jackson Theatre
    43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539
  • Cost: Both presentations are FREE and open to the public
  • Parking: $4.00 on Thursday, February 8 and free in lots U, V & W near the theatre on Friday, February 9

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