Join us at 1 P.M. on select Sundays to hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor. Free with admission.


Greta Elbogen was born in 1937 in Austria. From 1940-1942 her father joined a business and settled in Budapest. Eventually, her father was told to report to a forced labor camp. He was taken to different slave labor camps. His final station was Dachau concentration camp in Germany where he perished. Greta’s mother and older sister survived in a protected house from Swedish diplomat Rauol Wallenberg in Budapest. Greta and her two older brothers were hidden in a Red Cross shelter in Budakeszi on the outskirts of Budapest during the winter of 1944-45. After the war, the family reunited but her mother was so traumatized that they were taken to a children’s home and later her two brothers were sent to an orthodox seminary in England. Greta was forced to take care of her family. She eventually came to the United States in 1956.






TOP: Speaker Sally Frishberg in discussion with a student visitor. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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