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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Kati Marton
Kati Marton
The Dean's Office Presents

The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World

A Lecture by Kati Marton

Monday, October 30, 2006
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10th Floor Atrium
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX

On October 30, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will welcome Kati Marton, chairwoman of the International Women's Health Coalition. She will discuss her recent book, The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World, which tells for the first time the full story of a remarkable group of men produced by Budapest's Golden Age who survived the Nazi terror and went on to play vital roles in shaping the twentieth century.

Cosponsored with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Marton's lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will take place in the 10th Floor Atrium at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. The event is at no cost and is open to the public.

Kati Marton, an author and journalist, was born in Budapest and escaped to the United States with her parents after the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956. She is an advocate of human rights. Marton currently serves on the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch, and the New America Foundation. Marton is a former foreign correspondent for ABC News and National Public Radio and has contributed as a reporter to The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She has written multiple books including the New York Times bestseller Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages that Shaped History and A Death in Jerusalem: The Assassination by Extremists of the First Middle East Peace Maker. She has received several awards for her journalism and human rights advocacy including a George Foster Peabody Award for a one-hour documentary on China and the Rebekah Kohut Humanitarian Award presented by the National Council of Jewish Women. Marton earned her B.A. and M.A. from the George Washington University.

For more information about this event, contact Brendan Lavy at 512-232-4004 or blavy@austin.utexas.edu.