Women’s Institute Distinguished Speaker Series
An evening with Magda Brown, Holocaust Survivor

Sunday, October 28, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Campbell Memorial Chapel

Cost: Free and open to the public

The event will be moved to the Chapel and will begin at 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6PM with additional security measures. The VIP reception originally scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.

Chatham’s first and foremost concern is the safety, security, and well-being of Chatham students, faculty, staff, visitors, and our entire campus community. Chatham’s public safety team will be assisted by the Pittsburgh police at this event. It is important and helpful if you bring only essential items (no large backpacks or packages) and expect screening prior to entering the Chapel. Upon entering the Chapel, please take your seat and minimize movement. Once in the Chapel, do your best to exit after the lecture is over.

If you have additional questions about tonight’s program, please contact Melody Harris (M.Harris@chatham.edu).

Magda Brown is from Miskolc, Hungary. In 1944, when she was 17 years old, she was deported on one of the final transports to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her entire family. Her parents died in gas chambers. Her brother was the only other family member to survive; he served in the Hungarian military’s Jewish labor force and was captured and imprisoned by the Russian army. In August of 1944, she was deported to Munchmuhle, Stadt Allendorf, Germany, where she worked in an ammunition factory that produced bombs and rockets.. In March 1945, she was sent on a death march from the factory for three days. She was eventually liberated in a nearby forest by the Sixth Armored Division of the US Army. In 1946, she came to America and settled in Chicago.


Fee : Free and open to the public

Registration has closed. Please contact Melody Harris at m.harris@chatham.edu for additional information.


Campbell Memorial Chapel

Contact Information

Melody Harris
(412) 365-1578