Dallas Holocaust & History Museum, Upstander


March 23, 2021
07:00 PM until 08:00 PM


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To celebrate the March 30 release of The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben’s Mission to Dismantle Hate, join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a conversation with author Jori Epstein and Holocaust survivor Max Glauben. Jori and Max will discuss the genesis of the book, share about the writing process, and highlight the importance of Max’s mission to outlast hate, to preserve memory, and to compel the world to embrace tolerance.

The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program. Register here.

About Max Glauben
Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben of Dallas is recognized across Texas and the nation as a passionate advocate for Holocaust and human rights education. Max was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1928. During the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Max and his family were discovered and deported to Majdanek. On arrival, his mother and little brother were sent to the gas chamber. Max and his father were transferred to the Budzyn labor camp where his father was ultimately murdered.

Orphaned, Max was transferred to Mielec, Wieliczka, Flossenburg, and then put on a death march to Dachau. During this march, he was liberated by a segment of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army on April 23, 1945, and an American lieutenant took Max under his wing until his immigration to the United States. Max served in the U.S. Army 1951-53. He and his wife Frieda were married on June 14, 1953. They have three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. With 30 other survivors in Dallas, Max helped start the movement that led to the creation of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

About Jori Epstein
Jori Epstein is a sports reporter for USA TODAY and the author of The Upstander. At USA TODAY, she reports features, investigations, and news—primarily on the Dallas Cowboys and NFL. She worked previously for The Dallas Morning News and Sports Illustrated. Jori graduated from the University of Texas in 2016 with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.

About the book
Infused with raw emotion and vivid detail, historical records and Max Glauben’s poignant voice, The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben's Mission to Dismantle Hate relays the true story of the harrowing violence and dehumanization Max endured during the Holocaust. It relays Max’s powerful lifetime commitment to actively thwarting hate and galvanizing resilience. Max insists you, too, can transform your adversity into your greatest strength.