Conversations of Reflection: We Remember

Hanna Marx and Gerhard Maschowsky will share the stories of their experiences in the Holocaust. At this presentation, members of the campus community and the public will have the opportunity to meet the survivors and hear their stories, as well as learn about other survivors’ testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive, which includes the personal stories of more than 50,000 survivors of the Holocaust.

Mrs. Marx was born in Hamm, Germany and survived the Riga Ghetto and Stutthof and Riga-Kaiserwald concentration camps. Mr. Maschowsky was born in Elbing, Germany and survived Mühldorf, Nuendorf, Auschwitz, Auschwitz III-Monowitz, Uberwüstegiersdorf, and Gelsenkirchen concentration camps.

Jackie Gmach will then present a 20-minute video, “Behind the Scenes of the Making of DAVKA”, a traveling exhibit of photographs, videos, and professionally recorded oral histories that illuminate the lives and personal trajectories of San Diegans (and their families) who survived the Holocaust. Mrs Gmach, who recently retired as Program Director and Library Director at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, created the DAVKA exhibit in 2006.

After her talk, the group will walk across the Social Science & Humanities Library lobby to view the DAVKA exhibit, which will is returning to Geisel from May 10-May 24. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 12th, Geisel Library, Seuss Room, 5 – 7 pm

For more information see the flyer or contact Marina Triner (, Program Coordinator, Holocaust Living History Workshop.

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive

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