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Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: Hungarian Gábor Verő recalls the brutal treatment his brother endured from a Ukrainian kapo (prisoner who worked inside of camps) at the Ebensee concentration camp in Austria.  He describes his brother’s death shortly before liberation.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Italian television coverage (RAI) of the launch of a new collection at the Archivio Centrale dello Stato (Central State Archives) containing Italian-language testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive. The Institute's Managing Directory, Kim Simon, was also interviewed for the piece. In Italian with English subtitles.
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.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Rescuer, WW2 Interview language: Hungarian György Kis, a Catholic priest, rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust, speaks about the power and influence of propaganda.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: CzechVěra's mother was Otylie, Franz Kafka's sister. But the family never knew what a famous writer Franz would become many years after his death.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
In this clip, Holocaust survivor Raphael Zimetbaum recounts how Brazilian ambassador Luis Martins de Souza Dantas granted him and his family diplomatic visas, allowing them to eventually escape to Brazil. The ambassador also happened to be married to Elise Meyer, sister of Washington Post owner Eugene Meyer, Katharine Graham's father.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: HungarianÉva explains how she survived a roundup of Jews by Hungary’s Arrow Cross party members in Budapest in winter 1944. A young Hungarian Nazi came to take Eva, but spared her at the last minute due to Eva's father's quick thinking. Years after the war, she encountered the man again, this time as a high-ranking political police officer in then-Communist Hungary.
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.
Monday, February 11, 2013
On February 2, we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the decisive WWII Battle of Stalingrad. That battle changed the course of the war, leading to the final victory over Nazi Germany. As many as two million lives may have been lost at Stalingrad. We invite you to watch edited and subtitled clips from testimonies of three Red Army veterans who participated in the frontline fighting. The Visual History Archive of USC Shoah Foundation contains interviews with hundreds of Allied liberators and Jewish war veterans from all fronts of WWII.
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 SurvivorInterview language: PolishStella's father was responsible for collecting dead bodies from the streets in the Cracow ghetto during WWII. When Stella’s grandfather died a natural death in the ghetto, he buried his father, then came home, and shared his feelings about it with the family.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: French Interned in the camp of Beaune-la-Rolande (France) after the Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup, Simon witnessed the deportation of his mother at the beginning of August 1942. He describes the difficulty that his mother experiences in being separated from her children. Some days later, Simon’s brother was deported. His mother and brother were gassed upon arrival in Auschwitz.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: Spanish
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PortugueseEdward Heuberger, was transferred to the Brünnlitz Concentration Camp, Czechoslovakia, in 1944. He recalls his arrival at the camp and describes the improved living conditions as well as the favorable working environment provided to the Jewish prisoners at Oskar Schindler’s factory.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: ItalianPiero Terracina recalls January 1945 in Auschwitz II-Birkenau, where he witnessed SS guards leaving the camp. Upon their return, he was forced to participate in a death march where he managed to escape his wardens and seek refuge in Auschwitz I. On January 27, 1945, he recalls the first arrival of the Soviet armed forces in the camp and describes the first inmates' reaction to the liberators.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PortugueseMiriam Nekrycz describes the first few days upon arrival with her family at the Luck Ghetto, Poland, in 1941. She remembers the inadequate housing accommodations and the overcrowded conditions in which her family lived. She also recalls the extreme cold weather and the pervasive hunger in the ghetto due to lack of food.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: Hungarian György Kármán recalls the antisemitic treatment he received from non-Jewish students in the high school he attended in Szeged, Hungary, during the war, and explains how his teacher reacted to the students’ derogatory remarks.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: French Incarcerated in the forced labor camp of Wolanów, Poland, Chana worked in the kitchen of the men’s camp. It’s from this place that she witnessed a German killing the companion of a woman she knew. She reflects on the initial images of horror witnessed in the camp, and remembers them as those that shook her the most.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PortugueseIn 1944, Augusta Glaz was interrogated for 5 days by the Gestapo in Brussels, Belgium, where she was brutally treated. She was then taken to the Mechelen Concentration Camp, also known as Malines, where she was placed in an underground bunker built especially for female political prisoners. There, she remained for 30 days.
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.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PolishAlina Margolis and her friend were hidden under false identity in a Polish family. The family was nationalistic and when the father of this family discovered that his neighbors’ nanny was hiding two little Jewish boys under the terrace he decided to hand them over to the Germans.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Bella Arnett (née Froman) voit le jour le 6 septembre 1917 à Varsovie (Empire russe, actuelle Pologne). Elle a trois frères et deux soeurs. Le père de Bella, Chaim, est un shoikhet - travaillant à l’abattage rituel des animaux selon la tradition juive. Il observe Ger Hasidism et est un membre respecté de la communauté locale. Avant la guerre, Bella fréquente une école polonaise et reçoit une éducation juive à la maison. Varsovie est envahie par les nazis en septembre 1939 ; une année plus tard, la famille