Next month, the Walt Disney Family Museum will take a look at the harrowing story of artist Dina Babbitt, as told by her daughters in a virtual talk, An Artist in Auschwitz: The Incredible Survival Story of Dina Babbitt.

What’s Happening:

  • The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco is hosting a virtual talk with the daughters of Artist Dina Babbitt as they tell her story in World War II Germany.
  • When a young Dina Babbitt—then Dina Gottliebová—arrived at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, she was petrified but determined to protect herself and her mother from the wrath of the Nazis. She used her artistic talents to paint a mural of one of her favorite films, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Her talents impressed the terrible “Angel of Death” Dr. Josef Mengele, who demanded she paint portraits of imprisoned Romani people in exchange for the safety of her and her mother. Bringing her life story full-circle, she survived Auschwitz and later married Disney Legend Art Babbitt, one of the lead animators on Snow White. Join daughters of Dina Babbitt, Karin Babbitt and Michele Babbitt Kane, and author and professor David Rapaport as they discuss Dina’s harrowing and incredible story of bravery in the face of Nazi Germany.
  • Tickets for An Artist in Auschwitz: The Incredible Survival Story of Dina Babbitt will be available online Wednesday, September 22 at Noon (PT) and will be taken off sale Friday, October 1 at 5pm (PT).
  • The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 11 AM (PT) via Zoom webinar, and admission to the virtual event will cost $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.
  • Tickets to An Artist in Auschwitz: The Incredible Survival Story of Dina Babbitt can be purchased at the official website here.