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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
In this clip, Dr. Bertram Schaffner reflects on how much he was aware of anti-homosexual persecution in Berlin under the Nazis during his stay in 1936.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Jack Warga explains the difficulties he and his father had keeping their memories of the Holocaust alive years later when many people had stopped caring about what happened.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Rachel Amit explains why she feels it is important that she speak to students about the Holocaust.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Herbert Degan reflects on how a country like Germany could allow something like the Holocaust to happen.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sol Filler shares two examples of how jokes helped him get through the difficult experiences of the Holocaust.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mayer displays three different photographs from the ghetto Sieradz. He says that the Nazis photographed every misdeed that they did because they were proud of what they were doing.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Kurt Gregor describes a Czech pub that still had a sign saying "No Dogs and Jews Allowed" after World War II had ended. 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
In this clip from the new Echoes and Reflections lesson on Contemporary Antisemitism, Dachau liberator Felix Sparks explains why it is so important for him to speak out against Holocaust deniers.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Holocaust liberator Shiro Takeshita describes being in the Salinas State Assembly Center (Japanese internment camp) and seeing an old man killed by a guard simply for being to close to the camp fence.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Yvonne describes the Jewish presence in Shanghai before WWII and the differences in Jewish and Chinese culture. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Marcel remembers the sadness of seeing his only Jewish classmate convert to Christianity. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Jewish survivor Sarah Kleinplatz remembers the first time she saw Auschwitz and her first experiences as she stepped out of the cattlecar with her sisters as they approached selection. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Jewish survivor Lolly Samoch remembers how frightened she was when the Gestapo came to her home asking for her father. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Jewish survivor Judy Lysy vividly remembers the embarrassment she felt marching naked after entering Auschwitz and being shaved by male German soldiers. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Ilse Zilversmit remembers when the Germans came to take away her grandmother and eventually being taken away to Westerbork with the rest of her family. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor Nachemia Wurman remembers two distinctly haunting episodes of antisemitism he experienced as a young boy in his hometown. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor George Scott remembers encountering a man with a disturbing smile on his face standing on top of a roof where George had gone to hide. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Jewish survivor Walter Absil discusses how he developed his fake name when hiding from the Germans and how he gained the name "Walter Absil." This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Jewish survivor Henry Morgentaler describes attempting to hide from the German soldiers with his family in the Lodz ghetto for ten days, before being sent to Auschwitz. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Jean remembers a story where he lied to police about his age. This saved his life, but he never saw his mother again. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memoral Centre collection.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Annette discusses the fate of her family members on each side. While some family on her father's side survived the Holocaust, not one on her mother's side did. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Freeman Family Foundation collection.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Henri Deutsch reflects on the sacrifice that Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes  made to save the lives of so many Jews during the Holocaust. Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a Portuguese diplomat stationed in Bordeaux in the late 1930s who issued tens of thousands of visas to Jewish families, in direct violation of anti-Jewish laws instituted by Portugal’s fascist government at the time.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Jewish survivor Peter Silverman recalls attempting to take a bag of potatoes to his starving family with his cousin. They were stopped by a policeman and two collaborators, but were able to escape. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Jewish survivor Ze’ev Weiszner shares his painful story of purposely injuring his leg so that he wouldn’t have to work anymore and instead be sent to a hospital. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Jewish survivor Liselotte Ivry fondly remembers various Jewish holidays she would celebrate with her mother, and even talks about going to church with some of her non-Jewish friends. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Jean describes leaving his sister with her non-Jewish friend from school, while he and his younger brother left Paris and crossed enemy lines, fleeing Nazi-occupied France by spending a night in the forest. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Leon tells his experience in the Vel d'Hiv Roundup when, on July 16, 1942, he, his mother, and his three younger siblings were separated from one another. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Elie discusses the complicated process of leaving France for a new life in Canada. He remembers his excitement visiting a new country, which he had never done before in his life. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
English translation: “As steel is forged by punches so is our personality. Punches harden and teach us to fight, to continue to fight, to meet challenges, to find new ones and overcome them.  I think that my message in this interview is that such is life. It means to overcome and to forge ahead. Punches can come from where we least expect and we must not fall down—if we do, we must get up. Not all people are bad. The Polish people were not all Antisemitic. Many were good people. And what I have to say to people is to be aware and to use reason.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Holocaust survivor Anna Geslewitz reads a poem she wrote in 1967 reflecting on the Holocaust.

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