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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Kurt Herrmann describes his deportation experience and living conditions of the Riga ghetto in Latvia. 
Monday, May 11, 2015
Chaim Borenstein remembers the brutality of the SS guards while imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi occupied Poland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
David racconta come il 19 aprile 1943, primo giorno della Pasqua ebraica, i tedeschi hanno circondato il ghetto. La popolazione é scesa immediatamente nei bunkers e i combattenti hanno raggiunto le proprie posizioni. L’arroganza delle truppe tedesche ostentata al loro ingresso nel ghetto, si è spenta immediatamente davanti al fuoco dei partigiani ebrei. I tedeschi  hanno subito perdite, due carri armati sono stati incendiati e molti soldati sono fuggiti abbandonando le proprie armi. Il ghetto è stato sottoposto anche a un bombardamento aereo.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Alla fine di gennaio 1944, Arminio, insieme ad altri prigionieri, viene trasferito da Auschwitz II-Birkenau a Warschau[1], nel campo di concentramento sorto sulle rovine del ghetto di Varsavia. Il lavoro consiste nel recupero di tutto il materiale ancora utilizzabile. Con un piccolo gruppo di italiani, ha il compito di recuperare i mattoni delle case distrutte, pulirli, ammassarli in grandi blocchi che i tedeschi rivendono poi ai contadini del luogo.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
A capo delle truppe tedesche viene nominato il generale Jürgen Stroop con l’ordine di annientare i ribelli e ripulire il ghetto dagli ebrei. Il generale Stroop, non riuscendo a domare la rivolta decide di dare fuoco agli edifici, provocando la morte di migliaia di persone. Il 29 aprile 1943 anche l’edificio sovrastante il bunker di David prende fuoco e tutti sono costretti a uscire. David descrive la moltitudine di persone in strada di fronte ai soldati tedeschi con le mitragliatrici puntate contro di loro.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
David ricorda il primo atto di resistenza armata nel gennaio 1943 del gruppo Zydowská Orgánizacjá Bojówa (ZOB, o Organizzazione ebraica di combattimento), comandato da Mordechai Anielewicz, con l’ attacco ad una pattuglia tedesca inviata a rastrellare ebrei per deportarli nei campi di sterminio. Pur subendo la perdita di alcuni uomini, l’azione di Anielewicz ha successo e provoca una sospensione delle retate per alcuni giorni.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Pinchas Gutter recalls his arrival at the Theresienstadt Ghetto in Czechoslovakia two weeks prior to his liberation by the Soviet armed forces in 1945. He relates he refused to participate in the mistreatment of the German ghetto guards by Soviet soldiers during the liberation of the ghetto. He remembers the sadness he felt over the mistreatment of anyone even of perpetrators.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Ludwik Krasucki był złapany i aresztowany w pociągu, został poddany torturom, po czym umieszczono go w obozie Sztutchow, jako polskiego więźnia politycznego. W obozie był zatrudniony jako hydraulik i traktowany tak, jak traktowano innych Polaków. Cały czas ukrywał swoje żydostwo i uważał, że wcale jego los nie jest zły, gdyż zdawał sobie sprawę, że jako Żyd mógłby być traktowany dużo gorzej.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Tom Lantos describes in detail the specific lessons and tricks he learned  to memorize particular aspects of his Latin lessons. He continues to speak on the importance and affect his Hungarian education had on him.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Harold Brand describes how his family was one of the last to be deported to the Tarnów  ghetto in Poland. He continues to describe the last time he saw his parents and sister.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Barry Bruk speaks of the deteriorating living conditions in the Lódz ghetto, Poland, in late 1941. He remembers the deportation of thousands of Jews from the Lódz ghetto to the Kulmhof Death Camp in Chelmno, Poland, in January 1941 and relates that his sister, brother-in-law and young nephew were among those deported and killed in the camp.
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.
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, November 25, 2013
Curt Klein Bernard speaks about Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Curt recalls being taken off the last transport list from Theresienstatdt to Auschwitz by Rabbi Murmelstein, which ultimately saved his life.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Leon Gersten and some of his family escaped the Frystak ghetto in Poland and hid with a Polish family for almost two years. Leon remembers when police officials entered the home of the Polish family looking for Jews and he recalls how much the family sacrificed.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Roman Kent describes how his family’s dog, Lala, followed them to the Lodz ghetto and visited the family every day after attending to her own puppies. 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Leo Hymas, United States Armed Forces and Buchenwald camp liberator speaks only for the second time in his life about a particular combat operation in Düsseldorf, Germany. This testimony clip was featured in the lesson, Heroes, from Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Nathan recalls sharing a living space with his family in the ghetto and how they didn't get to shower everyday. He also recalls that children were not as concerned as the adults but wondered when everything was going to end.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Rosmarin plays Schubert's Serenade on his harmonica, one of the pieces he played during his incarceration in the concentration camps. His ability to play the harmonica helped save his life during the war.

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