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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Jews of German-occupied Budapest, Hungary were relocated to specially selected buildings throughout the city identified as Yellow Star houses. Each house was marked with a yellow Star of David on a black background. The decree for relocation was issued on June 16, 1944. Deák Ervin remembers when his family’s apartment was seized by a soldier and they were then forced to live in the soldier’s old apartment, designated as a Yellow Star House. Deák Ervin reflects on the horrible conditions of the apartment.
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.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Nathan Offen recalls when he last saw his younger sister Miriam and his mother before they were deported to a concentration camp. He also speaks about the emotional and physical toll the splitting up of the family had on his father. His testimony is featured in Lesson 5 of Echoes and Reflections
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.
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.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Edith Sheldon speaks about the musical performances and the cultural forms of resistance in the Theresienstadt ghetto. This testimony clip is featured in the IWitness activity Personal Strength to Survive.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Rose Kaplovitz reflects on the end of WWII and liberation - featured in the IWitness activity Found Poetry – A Language Arts Lesson.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Margaret Lambert recalls her experience as an athlete on the Olympic team in Nazi Germany in 1936. Lambert's testimony is featured in the IWitness Activity, 1936 Olympics: Race, Politics & Civil Rights.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Luisa Haberfeld remembers the selection process at Majdanek including being separated from her brother and father. Her testimony is feature in the IWitness Activity:Chance & Choice: A survivor's story.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Vera Gissing reflects on the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and her parents’ decision to send Vera and her sister on the kindertransport. Vera’s testimony is featured in the IWitness Activity, “From the Mother Who Will Never Forget You” – Understanding the Kindertransport.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Lusia Haberfeld recalls how her family evaded deportation by hiding in an attic within the Warsaw ghetto.  This clip from Lusia’s testimony is featured in the IWitness Activity: Chance & Choice: A survivor's story.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Harriet H. Forster describes life in Austria just following the Anschluss in 1938 including saving her brother from deportation. Harriet later moved to the United States and became a professor at USC and was internationally known for her work in physics and astronomy. She died on September 28, 2014, she was 97 years old.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Eva Kor and her twin sister Miriam were experimented on by infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. She describes how one experimented had nearly killed her but she promised herself she would survive. Eva’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity Growing Up Behind the Barbed Wire.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Herschel Balter describes the role that singing played for him while he was imprisoned in Auschwitz- Birkenau. Herschel’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Auschwitz – Inner Strength, Outward Resistance.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Eva Slonim describes life in the experimental barracks where she and other children were imprisoned in Auschwitz. She recalls how all the children would share memories of family and dream of their homes. This testimony clip is featured in the new IWitness activity Information Quest: Eva Slonim.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Leon Leyson describes working in Oskar Schindler’s factory and how Schindler treated all of his employees with such respect. This testimony clip is featured in the IWitness Video Challenge activity.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Paula Tencer describes her experiences of immigrating to the United States and the meeting of family when she arrived. Testimony clip is featured in the IWitness activity, New Beginnings – Journey to America.   
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ellis Lewin describes the horrible living conditions including personal property seizure in the Lodz Ghetto. This tesitmony clip is featured in the IWitness activity Information Quest: Ellis Lewin.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Helena Jonas Rosenzweig recalls arriving to Oskar Schindler’s factory in Brünnlitz after being imprisoned in Auschwitz. This testimony clip is featured in the IWitness activity IWitness Video Challenge.  
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.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Noémi Ban remembers the very first time she saw members of the SS, right before she and her family were deported to Auschwitz. She recalls the terrifying journey in the cattle cars from Hungary to Poland and also her first impressions of the concentration camp. This clip reel of Noémi’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity My Story Matters.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Clara Isaacman didn’t speak about her experience hiding from the Nazis in Belgium until about 20 years later. She reflects on how Elie Wiesel inspired her to write a book about her survival called, Clara’s Story. Clara’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, The Power of Words.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Lili Meier describes how she found a photo album, which has become known as the Auschwitz Album, in a deserted SS barracks on the day she was liberated from the Dora concentration camp. The Auschwitz Album is the only known collection of photographs taken by the Nazi SS at Auschwitz-Birkenau. This testimony clip is featured in the IWitness activity Arrival at Auschwitz – Images and Individual Experiences.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Livia Bitton-Jackson remembers arriving to Auschwitz as a young girl with her mother and an aunt. Before they entered the camp Livia was stopped by infamous SS physician Josef Mengele.This is the 18th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Noémi Ban remembers the very first time she saw members of the SS, right before she and her family were deported to Auschwitz. She recalls the terrifying journey in the cattle cars from Hungary to Poland and also her first impressions of the concentration and extermination camp. This clip reel of Noémi’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity My Story Matters.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Ralph Leeser and his family fled to the United States from Nazi Germany in 1939. A few years later he joined the United States armed forces and helped liberate Buchenwald concentration camp. After the liberation Leeser and his fellow soldiers went to Braunau, Austria and entered Hitler's home.