A holocaust survivor will speak at Texas Tech this weekend.

Max Glauben was born the son of Jewish middle class parents in Warsaw, Poland in 1928. By 1939, his family was relocated to the Warsaw Ghetto, and then transported to the Majdanek gas chambers in 1943.

Most of his family members were executed, but Glauben and his father were selected for slave labor in the Budzyn Concentration Camp. After his father was killed, Glauben was sent to the Mielec, Wieliczka, and Flossenburg concentration camps. He was liberated by the United States Army on April 23rd, 1945.

Glauben then moved to the United States in December 1947, and was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War in 1951, being stationed at Fort Hood. He married a woman from Dallas, and has lived in Texas ever since. He speaks to audiences regularly about his experiences.

Glauben will speak at Texas Tech’s Escondido Theater at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24th. The event is free and open to the public.