On February 2, 2020, Holocaust survivor Fred Terna spoke at the Museum’s monthly Stories Survive Speaker Series.

In the short video below, part of his longer program, he discusses his experience after being liberated. Just prior to this part of the program, he explained that he only weighed about 78 pounds at liberation.

Fred Terna was born in 1923. He lived and attended school in Prague, Czechoslovakia until Germany occupied the city in 1939. Mr. Terna was interned in a number of camps, including Terezin, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Kaufering (a sub-camp of Dachau). He was liberated near Landsberg in Bavaria on April 27, 1945.

Watch his entire presentation here >