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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.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Gerda Haas was aware of her upcoming deportation from Berlin, Germany, as of 1942, but was not placed on the deportation list until Mar 17, 1943. She and many other deportees were  first assembled on the Grosse-Hamburger Strasse deportation center and deportation by train took place a few days later. Gerda relates she felt lucky to be sent to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia and believes it was due to her profession as a nurse.
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.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Czech educators are gathering at the Academy of Sciences in Prague today to attend a conference dedicated to the "Ours or Foreign? Jews in the Czech 20th Century" project from the Jewish Museum of Prague.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Esther talks about her lack of awareness of wartime political events while hiding in Italy. She describes her liberation by members of the Jewish Brigade. Esther speaks of her struggle with identity which ensued after liberation from living in both hiding and under a false name.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Yehudi Lindeman, a child survivor from the Netherlands, speaks of the importance of all people learning from the Holocaust.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Leo Bach explains how humanity has a responsibility to stop atrocities like the Holocaust from happening again.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Cornelia Aaron-Swaab reflects on the importance of giving her testimony to help educate others on the atrocities of the Holocaust so it never happens again.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Norbert Friedman talks about the importance of learning lessons from the Holocaust, which include human compassion for others, tolerance of different religions and respect for human life.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Esther Bem desires future generations to know there were some virtuous individuals during the Holocaust, who sacrificed their security and life, in order to help others.
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.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Joli Felsen never wanted to talk about her experience as a young girl during the Holocaust, until her granddaughter begged Felsen to speak to her history class. The schoolchildren were shocked by her story but also grateful for her visit.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Rena Finder remembers arriving at Oskar Schindler’s factory after spending weeks in Auschwitz. Rena recalls how the Schindlers risked their lives to save so many Jews during the Holocaust.  
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.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Ursula Bruce was only a child when her family fled Nazi Germany to South Africa in the 1930’s. When Ursula married and had her own family she became very involved in human rights and joined the Institute of Race Relations. Even Ursula’s son refused to join the South African military to protest the government’s racist policies. She reflects on her family’s relationship with Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader who died on December 5 2013. He was 95 years old.
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.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
In celebration of the United States’ Independence Day, the holiday that honors the nation’s birth with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, we share a clip from the testimony of Holocaust survivor Israel Baicher. Israel describes immigrating to the United States as his happiest day and recounts the wonderful life he and his wife successfully built together.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Horst Senger reflects on the significance and effect of the film, Schindler’s List. He emphasizes on how the film revealed the atrocities of the Holocaust to the generation who lived it and also the future generations who possibly only read about it in history books.  
Friday, December 20, 2013
Ingeborg Kantor worked at a German ammunition factory in Berlin under forced labor. She remembers a forelady who would sneak her and the other female workers pieces of food. Ingeborg states that she was the only one out of that group of woman to survive the Holocaust and after the war she connected with the forelady.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Ester insieme alla sua famiglia è rimasta nascosta per più di un anno in una stanzetta ricavata in un angolo del magazzino della fabbrica di famiglia. Qui racconta come questo luogo sia stato scelto e adattato da alcuni fidati operai.
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.
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.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Leopold Page survived the Holocaust by working in Oskar Schindler’s factory. Page remembers how Mr. and Mrs. Schindler saved hundreds of Jews by taking them off cattle train when no other camp would accept them. Also the Schindlers gave personal medical attention   to the very sick. Page was instrumental in telling Oskar Schindler’s heroic story, which led to the book and later the movie, Schindler’s List.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Dave Lux survived the Holocaust as a child because of Nicholas Winton, who orchestrated the Czech Kindertransport, saving hundreds of Jewish children by transporting them to England. Lux remembers leaving his parents and thinking he’s going on a field trip.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Malka Baran remembers working with children in a displaced persons' camp and notes that it was this work that helped her resume a normal life after the Holocaust. Gender: FemaleDOB: January 30, 1927City of Birth: Warsaw (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Czestochowa (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: NoOther experiences: displaced persons camps
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Fred Katz remembers his birthday coinciding with the Kristallnacht Pogrom. Gender: MaleDOB: November 10, 1927City of birth: OberlauringenCountry of birth: GermanyGhettos: NoWent into hiding: NoOther experiences: Kindertransport  
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
When Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss was 23 years old her mother Fritzi married Otto Frank, making her the posthumous stepsister to Anne Frank, who had died eight years earlier in a concentration camp. Like Anne, Eva went into hiding in Holland, and was betrayed, captured, and sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Years later Eva’s daughter, Caroline Anne Schloss, was named for Anne, and reminded Otto of his late daughter. Although they were not close friends, Eva remembers meeting Anne and playing with her as a child.
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.