Holocaust survivor Max Glauben of Melshire Estates is the Dallas Morning News 2019 Texan of the Year. Glauben, 91, endured five death camps and spent his life preserving the memories of those who were persecuted. His efforts eventually led to the creation of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. “I felt that without profiting by it I should tell my story and do something that would keep the memory alive,” he told the Dallas Morning News. Here are just a few facts about his life:

  • His brother, Heniek, and parents were killed in the Holocaust.
  • In 1947, Glauben immigrated to the U.S. When he turned 18, he registered for the draft in the U.S. and was shipped to Fort Hood in 1951. He served in the Korean War.
  • He and his wife, Frieda, have been married for 66 years.
  • He tells his story of survival frequently, sometimes as many two or three times a day.
  • Every summer for the past 14 years, Glauben has led a group of youth on a tour of Holocaust sites called the March of the Living,

Watch a video of him here.