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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Helen Fagin discusses her efforts and risk to educate fellow ghetto inhabitants in the Radomsko ghetto in Poland.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Kurt Herrmann describes his deportation experience and living conditions of the Riga ghetto in Latvia. 
Monday, November 28, 2016
Helen describes how she established a school in the Radomsko Ghetto for young ghetto inhabitants. She introduced her students to “Gone With the Wind” because they longed for a story to take their minds off their harsh surroundings.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Chaim Borenstein remembers the brutality of the SS guards while imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi occupied Poland.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Vladka Meed remembers how children were smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto.  Some parents even left their babies on the steps of churches in order for them to be saved.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Jan Karski speaks on being smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto to report on the horrible conditions and the destruction of Polish Jewry. He also recalls how he recently met, just months prior to his interview, a very successful business man, who as a child followed Karski around in the ghetto. 
Friday, December 4, 2015
Esia Shor explains how a couple that she had worked for outside the Nowogrodek ghetto helped her disguise herself and hide when she ran to their house after escaping the ghetto. Today, Esia and 30 other Holocaust survivors were honored by New York Congressman Joseph Crowley in Bronx, New York, for their contributions to society.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Irene Klass reflects on the horrible living conditions in the Warsaw ghetto. She remembers her family would sing together in the evening for entertainment since they didn’t have any radio or newspapers available.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Leon Cepelewicz recalls the Vilna ghetto liquidation in September 1943 and how he was separated from his mother and sister. He also remembers how he and his father were forced onto the cattle cars trains and deported to a concentration camp.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Faigie Libman describes the roll call procedures in the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto located in Lithuania. She remember being terrified every time she would see the cruel Gestapo sergeant.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Siegmund Sollander reflects on life in the Shanghai ghetto, designated by Japanese authorities in Shanghai to house stateless Jewish refugees who fled Germany and German-occupied areas of Europe from 1937-1942.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Eli Benyacar describes life in the Salonika Ghetto in Greece including the cramped apartment shared between multiple families. Eli also recalls how a Greek policeman notified his family that men were being deported to Auschwitz and helped the men in the family escape the deportations. However, the next day Eli and his brother found out that everyone including woman were deported so they returned to be deported with the rest of their family.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Dola Polland remembers when the Krakow (Cracow) ghetto was sealed off, which contained 70,000 Jews. Dola reflects on how the ghetto was divided into two different sections and how some Jews were forced to work for the Germans.  
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Holocaust survivor Peter Schattner describes the living conditions of Jewish refugees in Shanghai.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Ágnes describes ghettoization procedures in Budapest in 1944 and explains how she was able to stay with her mother during a selection conducted by Hungary’s Arrow Cross party members.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Frieda Aaron reflects on the underground education she received in the Warsaw ghetto in Poland.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Henrietta Altman remembers the liquidation of the Bedzin ghetto in Poland in August 1943.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hanna Nelson recalls working for the German army in the Riga ghetto in Latvia. Hannah explains how her job had saved her life because when she returned from work one day the ghetto had been liquidated.    
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Throughout August 1944 the Lodz ghetto was liquidated until almost all the ghetto inhabitants were finally deported to Auschwitz. Philip Ravski recalls the liquidation and how his family evaded deporation until the end of August.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Frieda talks about giving up her possessions and what life was like in the Warsaw ghetto. She talks about the education she received and how culture still continued to thrive in the ghetto.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Anna Post remembers pretending to be a polish girl and sneaking into the Warsaw ghetto to visit her cousins for Hanukkah.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
David Jakubowski talks about the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the various physical confrontations that occurred on April 19, 1943.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Anna Heilman remembers fleeing from a burning building and making her way to the Aryan side during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. Anna relates she was rounded up by the SS on May 3, 1943, was transported back and taken directly to the “Umschlagplatz” in the ghetto. She describes the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto. Anna, along with her sister and parents, was deported to the Majdanek concentration camp that May.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Sol Liber explains his involvement as a resistance fighter during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which took place beginning April 16, 1943. Along with his fellow ghetto inhabitant, Hakiva Leifer, he fought in the Warsaw ghetto until his capture and eventual deportation to the Treblinka II Death Camp, Poland, in May 1943.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Stella Kolin describes the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and conditions inside the bunker where she and 50 others hid during the fighting.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Eva Dolin was born in Salonika Greece, which had the largest Jewish population in Greece. She remembers being deported to a ghetto area outside of Salonika. Eva also recalls being separated from her parents and how her father encouraged her to escape.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rwandan Tutsi Genocide survivor Kizito Kalima shares his hope that people take action to prevent future genocides. He vows  to do anything necessary to ensure the world is a safe, peaceful place.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
David Gurvitz describes how he and fellow members of the Vilna ghetto resistance movement planned and prepared their escape from the ghetto during its liquidation in September 1943.

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