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Friday, April 3, 2015
VISUAL HISTORY ARCHIVE in Cuba 2011:  We Remember – The Holocaust and the Creation of a Living Community, the first permanent exhibit about the Holocaust displayed in Cuba opened on December 18 at the Centro Sephardi (Sephardic Center) in Havana. The USC Shoah Foundation, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and the Jewish Cuba Connection, all Los Angeles-based organizations, partnered on this project and Conscience Display, an exhibit design company in San Diego, designed the exhibit.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Documentary Films Algunos que vivieron (Some Who Lived) (Broken Silence series, 2002) Argentine filmmaker Luis Puenzo (director of the Academy Award®-winning film, ) directed this Spanish-language film, weaving together testimonies from Holocaust survivors now living in Argentina and Uruguay with archival and modern-day footage. Puenzo also explores the connections between Nazism and the darker chapters in modern Argentine history.
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.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Alfred Fischer remembers his voyage through different countries before arriving and settling in Chile with his wife Herta Eisenreich, also a Holocaust survivor.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
English Translation: “If I made the decision to speak is because I think -- not just for me since it is very difficult [to speak] and I thought about it but not for long-- because I believe that like me, all those who went through the Holocaust should not remain silent. We must speak for the sake of future generations and to prevent this from happening again. And we are not so far from it because, lately, skinheads [Neo-Nazis] are lifting their heads. It is also being said that what we are telling is happening only in the movies, such as in Schindler's List.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Segmentos para la clase es un recurso de video creado en repuesta al interés expresado por educadores de estudiantes de 14 años en adelante para integrar testimonio en sus lecciones de clase. Segmentos para la clase: La experiencia migratoria es un video descargable de testimonio del Visual History Archive, en donde siete sobrevivientes describen su experiencia de emigrar de Europa y de reconstruir sus vidas en América Latina.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
English Translation: “Always remember what happened. Don't ever forget it, even if it starts becoming just part of history. Don't ever forget and, hopefully, that it will never happen again. Even though the world sees that it is not happening against the Jews, Genocide is still taking place—as in Serbia, in Rwanda. The world does not learn as seen with the recent rebirth of Nazism with the skinheads in Germany. Hopefully, there won't be people denying the Holocaust and people claiming that the existence of gas chambers in Auschwitz- Birkenau was invented by the Jews.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: SpanishJaime Vandor remembers March 19, 1944, the day the Germans invaded Hungary. He states he was taking a walk with his mother, Anna Vandor, on one of the main streets of Budapest when they ran into his father’s cousin who was then living in the smaller town of Mágocs. This cousin invited Jaime and his brother Enrique to come live with her family in Mágocs, which she considered safer for the Jews than Budapest at the time.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: Spanish
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: Spanish Ana Benkel de Vinocur describes her first impressions of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camp upon arrival from the Lódz Ghetto in May 1944. She remembers her reaction when the heavy doors of the deportation train opened and she saw prisoners, in striped uniforms, bald, looking like skeletons. She speaks of the seizure of all her belongings and of a selection process in which she remained with her mother, but was separated from her father and brother.