Born in the city that became Auschwitz

This downloadable video contains clips from testimonies of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive who were born and grew up in the Polish city of Oświęcim, now infamous as the location of Auschwitz camp system created there by the occupying Nazi German administration.

Before there was Auschwitz, the city of Oświęcim had a thriving and varied Jewish community. The video offers a glimpse into this often overlooked element of the town’s history through first-person accounts from individuals who grew up there. Testimony reel provides context on this topic.

Running time: 28 minutes.

Language: English