Messages to the Future

At the end of each interview the Institute recorded for the Archive, the interviewer would ask the interviewee if he or she had a special message for future generations watching the interview. The survivors and other witnesses often spoken about such themes as forgiveness, the importance of individual action, and the need to teach children tolerance. Here are a few messages from the Institute's Archive.

George Papanek on Making a Difference

Language: English

Holocaust survivor George Papanek encourages people to "think globally, act locally," and work together to create a better world.

  • George Papanek on Making a Difference

    Language: English

    Holocaust survivor George Papanek encourages people to "think globally, act locally," and work together to create a better world.

  • Esther Bem with a Message to the Future

    Language: English

    Esther Bem desires future generations to know there were some virtuous individuals during the Holocaust, who sacrificed their security and life, in order to help others.

  • Kizito Kalima on the importance of learning the lesson

    Language: English

    Rwandan Tutsi Genocide survivor Kizito Kalima shares his hope that people take action to prevent future genocides. He vows  to do anything necessary to ensure the world is a safe, peaceful place.

  • Yevnige Salibian

    Language: English

    Armenian Genocide survivor Yevnige Salibian speaks about forgiveness and current genocide denial.