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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Elio Toaff racconta le atrocità dell’eccidio perpetrato dai soldati tedeschi contro civili inermi a S.Anna di Stazzema (Lucca) il 12 agosto 1944, essendo giunto sul luogo poco dopo la strage. Spiega anche come questa visione lo abbia spinto definitivamente a entrare nella Resistenza.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Vittorio Foa introduce una importante riflessione sulla specificità della Shoah. Il genocidio perpetrato dai nazisti è stato un prodotto della modernità, non un barbaro retaggio del passato. I progressi della scienza sono stati utilizzati non per migliorare la vita dell’uomo ma per produrre la morte.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Miriam Lichterman talks about the celebration of the Jewish Holiday, Simhat Torah, at her synagogue and at her home in prewar Warsaw, Poland. She remembers the cooking and especially the baked goods prepared by her mother for Simhat Torah following the observance of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Régine Jacubert est née le 24 janvier 1920 à Zagorow (Pologne). La famille part pour la France en 1930 et s’installe à Nancy. Réfugiée à Bordeaux avec les siens en 1940, elle rentre seule à Nancy où elle travaille. Le reste de sa famille est arrêté et interné. A Nancy, elle échappe à la grande rafle du 19 juillet 1942 et passe clandestinement en zone Sud. A Lyon, où elle a trouvé un travail, elle entre dans le mouvement de résistance Combat, en janvier 1943. Arrêtée en juin 1944, elle est interrogée à la Gestapo, notamment par Klaus Barbie.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Adolphe Kornman est né le 18 octobre 1927 à Paris. Il grandit dans le Marais. Il assiste à la rafle du Vélodrome d’Hiver en juillet 1942 et, en octobre, la famille trouve un passeur qui l’achemine en zone non occupée. Un temps réfugié avec son père en zone italienne, à Nice, il finit par quitter la ville quand celle-ci est envahie par les Allemands en septembre 1943. Grâce au réseau de la Sixième, Adolphe Kornman franchit la frontière suisse en mai 1944. Il y demeure quelques mois, dans différents camps, avant de rentrer en France, après la libération du territoire.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Kurt Messerschmidt remembers reciting a challenging piece of Latin in the classroom making his Hebrew teacher and Non-Jewish teachers very proud and surprised.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Eva Hayman remembers when her family found out about the Kindertransport orchestrated by Sir Nicholas Winton. Eva and her sister were a part of the 669 children who were rescued by Winton from Czechoslovakia in 1939.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Even after the Holocaust, other genocides and ethnic cleansings have occurred and still continue. Peter Wolfram reflects on the importance of tolerance to prevent such atrocities from happening, and so people around the world can one day live peacefully together.
Friday, October 4, 2013
On October 5th 1938 German law required all Jewish passports to be stamped with a large and red letter “J,” for Jude, Jew in German.  M. Austein remembers having to exchange his Austrian passport for a German passport with the letter, “J.”
Monday, October 7, 2013
Livia Bitton-Jackson remembers arriving to Auschwitz as a young girl with her mother and an aunt. Before they entered the camp Livia was stopped by infamous SS physician Josef Mengele.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
In October 1943 the Danish underground helped transport over 7,000 Danish Jews to Sweden. Esther Chalupovitsch remembers the night her family escaped Nazi controlled Denmark on a fishing boat to Sweden.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Anita Hirsch recalls when an aid worker helped her escape the Brzesko ghetto in Poland. Anita remembers hiding from the Gestapo who knew that she had escaped.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
In October 1941 the Nazi’s started to transport Jews from Vienna to ghettos in Easter Europe. Regine Cohen remembers when she and her family were deported from their home in Vienna to a ghetto.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Abraham Bomba remembers arriving to the Treblinka extermination camp and the selection process for the gas chambers.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thomas Blatt remembers his participation in the uprising that took place in the Sobibor death camp in Poland on October 14, 1943, and relates it was led by camp prisoners, Aleksandr (Sasha) Pechersky and Leon Feldhendler. He describes the mass escape of the camp prisoners as a result of the uprising.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Gerard Friedenfeld remembers when the Nazis occupied the Sudetenland. He was only a child when his father was arrested with groups of other men. Later the Nazis ordered all other Jewish women and children to leave their homes.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Giulia Spizzichino, who gave her testimony in Italian on March 25, 1998, speaks about the Ardeatine Caves Massacre that took place outside Rome on March 24, 1944. In one of the worst massacres in Italy during World War II, over 300 Italian men were shot, in retaliation for an attack on SS personnel by resistance fighters. The previous day, the Patriotic Action Group (Gruppi d'Azione Patriotica, or GAP) set off a bomb that killed 33 German soldiers marching on Via Rassella. Hitler made an order that within 24 hours, 10 Italians were to be shot for each dead German.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Sol Liber explains his involvement as a resistance fighter during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which took place beginning April 16, 1943. Along with his fellow ghetto inhabitant, Hakiva Leifer, he fought in the Warsaw ghetto until his capture and eventual deportation to the Treblinka II Death Camp, Poland, in May 1943.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Freddy Diament remembers participating in the revolt at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany. He recalls hearing rumors that SS personnel were going to gas Jews in the camp. So a group of prisoners decided to fight the Nazis, rather than just be killed by them.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
In 1941 more anti- Jewish measures were implemented and intensified in Nazi Germany including ration cards, forbidding Jews to emigrate and deportations of Jews to ghettos and concentration camps. Gerda Haas was a nurse at a hospital in Berlin  when her mother was deported to the Riga ghetto in Latvia in late 1941.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Agnes Adachi speaks about peace and how we must speak to our children because they are so important in creating a peaceful world.  
Monday, October 28, 2013
Fred Ostrowski talks about the arrest and deportation of Jews of Polish origin from Germany to Poland on October 28, 1938. He remembers the journey from his hometown, Essen, Germany, to Zbaszyn, a border town in Poland. He relates that he and his mother were placed in the home of a Polish family shortly after their arrival Zbaszyn and notes that his father was in Lódz, Poland, at the time.  
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tania Fink was only five years old when she and her family were captured by German soldiers and sent to Bergen Belsen concentration camp. She remembers what the camp looked like including the prisoner bunks and barbed wire fencing that surrounded the camp.  
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Leo Bach explains how humanity has a responsibility to stop atrocities like the Holocaust from happening again.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Elizabeth Bader remembers her grade school in Nazi Germany and recalls her first teacher being relieved of his duties because he was too friendly with Jewish families. Elizabeth also reflects on how the Nazi’s ideologies were taught in the classroom.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's executive director and director of community relations will speak at this year's conference for child survivors of the Holocaust.
Friday, November 1, 2013
November 2 marks the 70th anniversary of the mass deportation of the Karachai people, who Soviet authorities accused of having collaborated with the Germans during World War II. Over 70,000 Karachais were transported in cattle cars in deplorable conditions from the North Caucasus to Central Asia, beginning on November 2, 1943.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hanna Nelson recalls working for the German army in the Riga ghetto in Latvia. Hannah explains how her job had saved her life because when she returned from work one day the ghetto had been liquidated.    
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sigmund Tobias and his family fled Berlin, Germany, and arrived in the Hongkew district of Shanghai about June 1939. There, he attended the Shanghai Jewish Youth Association School and the Mir Yeshiva. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Tobias family, along with most of the Jewish refugees in Shanghai, were forced by the Japanese to live, under difficult conditions, in the Hongkew ghetto. He describes his visit to Shanghai in 1988, almost 50 years after his arrival there as a refugee from Germany.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Sigi Hart remembers the celebration of his Bar Mitzvah in the ruins of the burnt down synagogue his family attended in Berlin, Germany. He recalls it took place a few days following the November Pogrom (Kristallnacht) in November 1938.

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