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Monday, December 23, 2013
Recalling his time held in different concentration camps where he met several inhabitants who were not Jewish, Simon Wiesenthal addresses the need to provide a united front in fighting against another recurrence.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Dieses Video ist ein herunterladbarer Zusammenschnitt von mehreren Zeitzeugen-Interviews des USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archivs, welche mit jüdischen Überlebenden geführt wurden, die in der polnischen Stadt Oświęcim geboren wurden und aufgewachsen sind. Heute kennt man Oświęcim als eine Stadt, die von dem Lagerkomplex Auschwitz gezeichnet ist.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Die Existenz der Stadt geht mindestens auf das 12. Jahrhundert zurück. Im Zuge der Teilung Polens im Jahr 1772 wurde die Stadt in die österreichische Habsburgermonarchie integriert und erst nach dem Ende des Ersten Weltkrieges wieder ein Teil Polens. In dieser Zeit wurde Oświęcim zu einem Industriezentrum und einem wichtigen Eisenbahnknotenpunkt. Im Jahr 1921 lebten in Oświęcim 4.950 Juden, wobei die Anzahl bis zu dem Beginn des Zweiten Weltkrieges auf 8.000 anstieg, wodurch zu dieser Zeit mehr als die Hälfte der Bevölkerung Oświęcims jüdisch war. Direkt nach dem Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkrieges wurde Oświęcim von deutschen Truppen okkupiert und im Oktober 1939 an das Großdeutsche Reich angeschlossen.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Freie Universität stellt erstmalig deutsche Version von digitalem Video-Archiv vorDie Freie Universität Berlin hat heute erstmals das multimediale Archiv-Projekt „Zeugen der Shoah. Das Visual History Archive in der schulischen Bildung“ vorgestellt. Das von der Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin (DKLB) geförderte Projekt eröffnet Schülerinnen und Schülern in Deutschland den Zugang zu über 50.000 Video-Interviews mit Zeugen des Holocaust und leistet somit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Erinnerung an die Opfer und zur Bildung über die NS-Zeit.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mieczyslaw (Mietek) Pemper typed up the actual Schindler’s list and was saved by Oskar Schindler. Pemper speaks (in German) about Schindler and how he bribed and used personal connections to save hundreds of Jews. Pemper also describes how he came to work with Schindler and help in the creation of the list. 
Friday, January 16, 2015
Johann Stojka was born to a Roma family on March 20, 1929 in Vienna, Austria. He spent most of his childhood travelling in a trailer with his parents Maria Stojka, Karl Horvath and his five siblings, Katharina, Karl, Margareta, Amalia and Josef. His parents made a living by trading horses.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Karl Stojka was born to a Roma family on April 20, 1931 in Wampersdorf, Lower Austria. His parents Maria Stojka and Karl Horvath travelled as horse traders with their kids in a trailer. Karl had three sisters, Katharina, Margareta, Amalia, and two brothers, Johann and Josef.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Albrecht Becker recounts the atmosphere for gays in Nazi Germany while Röhm was still in charge of the SA and how the relative freedom he enjoyed during that time changed dramatically after Röhm's assassination in June 1934.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
In this clip from his testimony, Albrecht Becker recalls the circumstances of his arrest and a particular member of the Gestapo by the name of Gerun who may have saved his life.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Albrecht Becker describes how in the immediate aftermath of liberation Germans, including German Jews, were silent about Nazi atrocities in an attempt to return to a normal as soon as possible.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
2015-2016: Florian Köppl serves as the USC Shoah Foundation Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service in which he works at the Institute for a year in lieu of his mandatory military service.  Each year, USC Shoah Foundation hosts an intern from the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service. The AHMS is an alternative to Austria's six-month military service requirement for men; instead of serving in the military after high school, they can complete year-long internships at Holocaust memorial institutions around the world or other social service organizations.
Friday, April 3, 2015
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Monday, June 15, 2015
In this clip, Gad Beck recalls the day he ran in to tell his mother that he "had his first man" and her surprising reaction. It is a sweet story of family acceptance and support.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Gad Beck recalls how the Gentile women in Berlin, including his aunts, came en masse to Rosenstraße in order to protest for the release of the Jewish men detained by the Nazis for deportation to the concentration camps. Gad and his father were among the detainees arrested during the Fabrikaktion.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Hearing that his lover, Manfred Lewin, has been taken with his family to a transit camp, Gad Beck makes the dangerous choice to go undercover as a Hitler Youth to break Manfred out.

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