[PAST EVENT] Surviving Hitler and Stalin: One Woman's Account

March 3, 2023
Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room
200 S Boundary St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
Erika Fabian
Erika Fabian

Erika Fabian--photojournalist, author, playwright and actor--was born in Hungary. Four years old when the Nazis invaded, Fabian’s father was sent to a prison camp and did not survive the war. Fabian, her seven-year-old sister, and mother managed to survive thanks to their resilience and friends and strangers who risked their own lives to help. After the war, the family’s troubles did not end, as Hungary was under a Stalinist regime. The three tried to escape to the West but were captured and imprisoned at the border. They ultimately escaped to Austria and then to the U.S. after the 1956 uprising.

Fabian’s tale of survival will captivate, at times shock, but definitely inspire.

Erika Fabian is the Reves Center Artist in Residence.

The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by W&M Strategic Cultural Partnerships.


[[kjhoving,Kate Hoving, Reves Center]]