Holocaust survivor Zsuzsana Oszvath, now the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, will present a free lecture today in Denton.
“When the Danube Ran Red: A Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony” starts at 6:30 p.m. today at the University of North Texas Eagle Student Services Center, 1147 Union Circle, in Room 255.
Following her lecture, Ozsvath will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her memoir, When the Danube Ran Red.
Oszvath was just 12 years old when German forces invaded Hungary in 1944. She and her family were forced into a ghetto in Budapest. Ozsvath’s aunts and uncles and their families were taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp and killed, but Ozsvath, her parents and brother survived the siege of Budapest until the city was liberated by the Russians.
— Staff report