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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Daisy Miller speaks on the importance of the Visual History Archive and how the collection of audiovisual testimonies to the Holocaust will be a valuable resource in education for generations to come.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Polish Jewish survivor Martin Becker speaks about meeting the nephew of the great mufti al-Husseini while he studied in Egypt before World War II.Becker's testimony was recorded in 1993 by Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ (JFCS) Holocaust Center in San Francisco.
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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Trudy Album reflects on the importance of memory, tolerance and Holocaust education.
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.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Celina Biniaz speaks on the importance of educating others to stand up to bigotry and fight intolerance. She reflects on how she has implemented those teachings in her career as an educator and also as a mother and grandmother.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Melanie Wallis recalls how she settled in Detroit, Michigan after immigrating to the United States in 1947.
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.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Aniko Friedberg describes how she would create sculptures out of clay while interned in the Allendorf forced labor camp, a subcamp of Buchenwald. She didn’t recall this memory until she reunited with former prisoners, who remembered her sculptures, decades later.
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, July 23, 2015
Zsuzsanna Ozsvath Abonyi and her husband immigrated to Texas from Hungary after WWII.  Zsuzsanna’s husband received a teaching position at a Texas university and she continues to reflect on her own career including a Ph.D
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.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Bella Fox recalls the terrifying experience of arriving to Auschwitz-II Birkenau from the Sighet ghetto in Romania. Bella’s testimony was collected by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and will be integrated into the Visual History Archive part of the Preserving the Legacy Initiative.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Rena Finder survived the Holocaust by working in Oscar Schindler’s factory. Finder is a featured speaker for the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at the United Nations on January 27, the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Kaja Finkler speaks admirably of her mother, a student of modern thought despite her orthodox Jewish background. Kaja recalls how her mother studied law in pre-war Poland with Raphael Lemkin, who later coined the term genocide.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Vera Gissing (née Diamant) was born on July 4, 1928 in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). Her father, Karel, owned a wine and spirits business inCelakovice, near Prague. Her mother, Irma, ran the business office. Vera attended a local Gymnasium and was very proud to be a Czech citizen. She had a sister, Eva,four years her senior.
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.
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.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Holocaust survivor Suzanne Gross remembers when she had to wear the Yellow Star of David for the first time and the anti-Semitism that followed in 1942 France.

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