USC Shoah Foundation Announces ‘Preserving the Legacy’ Initiative
From the Visual History Archive
Day 35 of 70 Days of Testimony: Lola Berliner on camp disease
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Meet Judy Janec
The initiative will use the Institute’s state-of-the-art infrastructure to digitize, index and integrate videotaped Holocaust testimony taken by other organizations around the world into the Visual History Archive.
Lola Berliner remembers when she and her fellow female inmates fell extremely ill to typhus and how her cousin hid Lola during work hours, evading selection to the gas chambers. This act from her cousin saved Lola’s life. This is the 35th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
An average day at the office for Judy Janec can take place anywhere, and at any time, but the assignment is the same: to index video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses.