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Friday, May 17, 2013
Raphaël Burgel est né le 1er décembre 1914 à Tours. Sa famille s’installe à Paris où elle demeure jusqu’en 1927, avant de déménager à Villennes (Seine-et-Oise). Ouvrier métallurgiste, il rejoint la zone non occupée en janvier 1941. Il est arrêté par la police allemande alors qu’il tente de quitter la France pour l’Espagne. Il parvient toutefois à dissimuler ses origines juives et il est déporté en tant que résistant à Buchenwald, en juin 1943. Après un rapide transit par le camp de Maidanek, il est transféré à Auschwitz où il travaille dans une scierie.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The winner of the 2013 Student Voices Short Film competition, Cecilia De Jesus's film tells a compelling story of a young girl's journey through the use of sand animation.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
(24 min) Five survivors of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp describe their perspectives of the Sonderkommando Uprising of 1944.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Through the use of excerpts of testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, this lesson will be used to accomplish three specific goals: To inform and educate students about the Sonderkommando.  To inform students about the October 7, 1944 revolt at Auschwitz.  To aid students in examining the significance of men and women contributing to the revolt, as well as, the impact of the revolt on Auschwitz.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Directed by James Moll and produced by June Beallor, The Academy Award®-winning The Last Days gives the personal accounts of five Hungarian Holocaust survivors, along with those of liberators, historians, and other eyewitnesses, to provide insight into the events of 1944 in Hungary and to address the themes of family, morality, forgiveness, tolerance, and rebuilding a life after the war. Order the video on Amazon
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Anna helped to smuggle gunpowder collected from the factory where her sister worked to Sonderkommando prisoners at a crematorium in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The Sonderkommando led a revolt that destroyed the crematorium, and almost all of them were killed along with Anna’s sister and three other female prisoners who helped to organize the uprising.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Morris talks about spending Rosh Hashanah—the holiday commemorating the start of the Jewish New Year—in a labor camp in Frankfurt an der Oder in 1944. He recalls pleading with the camp barber not to shave his hair, because it was Rosh Hashanah.
Monday, May 13, 2013
In the nineteen nineties, videotape was the most effective format on which to record the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. But like all physical storage media, tape has a shelf life, and in 2008 the Institute and USC Information Technology Services (ITS) started a multimillion-dollar project to digitize the entire Visual History Archive.