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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
George Auman escaped Nazi Germany in the late 1930’s and immigrated to the United States. He later joined the military and helped liberate Nordhausen concentration camp. Auman describes the importance of learning from the Holocaust and speaking about his experience.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Mark Webber reflects on life after the Holocaust and meeting his wife Ruth Webber, a survivor of Auschwitz. Then both Mark and Ruth describe their proudest achievement raising, their children in Detroit, Michigan.
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.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Raphael Zimetbaum speaks of his gratitude toward the Armenian people in Marseille, France. Along with his parents, he fled from Antwerp, Belgium, to Marseille, France, following the German invasion of Belgium in 1940. In Marseille, his family found housing within the Armenian community neighborhood, where they felt so welcome and were received with great affection. He states that he thinks that the sensitivity extended to his family may have been in part due to the history of the Armenian Genocide and the suffering the Armenian people endured at the time. 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Located northwest of Drohobycz in the Lwów voivoship in Poland (after the war Drogobych, Ukraine), the Bronica Forest was the site of massacres of the local Jewish population by the Nazis in 1942 -1943. The Jews were taken from the Drohobycz ghetto to the Bronica forest to be killed until the closing of the ghetto in June 1943. Nearly 11,000 Jews were killed on that site, including Al’fred Shraer’s mother and maternal grandfather. He speaks in Ukrainian about the history of the monument standing on the site and explains how the executions took place.
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.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Branko Lustig, producer of Schindler’s List and our 50,000th interviewee in the Visual History Archive; recalls returning to Auschwitz during the filming of the TV mini-series War and Remembrance. Branko also describes how important it is not only to remember the Holocaust but also for future generations to learn from it.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Kurt Thomas was deported from his hometown of Boskovice, first to Brno, then to Terezin ghetto, then to Trawniki and the ghetto of Piaski. Kurt describes his deportation experience including the deportation center, a school, which served as the main assembly point for transports from Brno. His testimony is featured in the new Brno iWalk in Czech Reublic.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Martin Aaron reflects on the importance of sharing his experience of the Holocaust even though it is very difficult.
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.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Marcel Lissek speaks on attending Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations in his community and how the ceremonies have evolved over the years. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom HaShoah, which remembers and honors the victims of the Holocaust. It is observed by most Jewish communities on the 27th of Nissan.
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.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Jewish survivor Henri Deutsch explains the extent of Aristides de Sousa Mendes’ deep commitment to aiding persecuted Jews.  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.
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.
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, April 25, 2014
Abraham Zuckerman was saved by Oskar Schindler, when he was selected to work in Schindler’s factory. Zuckerman reflects on his decision to give his testimony and the importance of collecting survivor and eyewitness testimonies to the Holocaust.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Martin Aaron speaks on trying to reconnect with any family members who had survived the Holocaust after he was liberated from Bergen-Belsen. He recalls how his search led him to family in America.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Holocaust survivor Arthur Spindler elaborates on the misconceptions that many people had of Jewish people during the time. Jewish people were illustrated as scary-evil people, that were responsible for the issues in society.
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.  
Monday, January 13, 2014
Ya`aḳov Ḥa´ndali remembers the deportation from Salonika ghetto in Greece to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Ḥa´ndali also recalls the horrible conditions of the eight day long trip in a cattle car. This testimony clip will be featured in the UNESCO exhibit “Journeys Through the Holocaust.”
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Roman Kent acknowledges the contribution of the “Righteous Gentiles” who put their own lives on the line in order to save Jews during the Holocaust.  Kent’s testimony is featured in Testimony – The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Dario Gabbai recalls his experiences as a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. He was forced to usher people into gas chambers, and then haul out the bodies, take them to the crematorium, and clean up the room for the next group of victims.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Landing a job at UNESCO was a godsend for Jewish Holocaust survivor Andras Dallos, whose family had been stuck in Hungary, where Jewish persecution remained intense after World War II. The post not only enabled the family to resettle in Islamabad, Pakistan, but also provided financial stability, a pathway for his children to enroll in British universities, and ultimately paved the way for the family to immigrate to the United States.
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.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Yaakov Handeli was born in a middle-class Jewish family on July 23, 1927 in Salonika, Greece. He was the youngest of six children; he had two brothers andthree sisters. His father, Shlomoh, co-owned a building material business. Ladino speaker at home, Yaakov attended a private, Ladino-language primary school and aGymnasium, where he studied in Greek.
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 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  

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