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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.
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, 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.  
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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Irene Shapiro remembers being deported from Bialystok Ghetto to a camp. She speaks of her experience in the train on the way to Treblinka and Majdanek.
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.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Nell’inverno del 1940, Alice con le sue zie è costretta ad andare a vivere nella zona di Varsavia destinata al ghetto. Descrive l’alto muro che lo circondava e che passava all’interno degli stabili separando la facciata, che rimaneva nel ghetto, dall’altra parte sul cortile, che ne veniva tagliata fuori. Grazie all’aiuto di un prelato, Alice insieme alle due zie scavalcheranno il muro da un cortile, per fuggire dal ghetto. Alice ricorda anche come molte persone abbiano gioito per la distruzione totale del ghetto, seguita alla rivolta.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Erika Breier-Vadnai remembers the day she was liberated from the Budapest ghetto, Hungary, by the Soviet armed forces. She states it was on January 18, 1945.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Stella obserwowała walkę swojego ojca, będącego żydowskim policjantem, o utrzymanie przy życiu swojej rodziny. Do jego obowiązków jako policjanta należało, zabieranie z ulic zwłok zmarłych Żydów. I kiedy umarł dziadek Stelii, a ojciec jej ojca, to był on prawdziwie szczęśliwy, że nie musi zbierać jego zwłok z ulicy i, że ojciec umarł naturalną śmiercią. Stella usłyszała takie zdanie z ust ojca i byłą tym strasznie zszokowana.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
In October 1941 the Nazi’s started to transport Jews from Vienna to ghettos in Easter Europe. Regine Cohen remembers when she and her family were deported from their home in Vienna to a ghetto.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Hana Pravda speaks on the various performances, art and culture that were produced in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto. Pravda, an actress, performed in many plays, in which the scripts were smuggled into the ghetto.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In the summer of 1944 members of the International Red Cross visited Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto in Czechoslovakia. In an effort to present Theresienstadt as a model ghetto, the Nazis deported many Jews to Auschwitz to alleviate overcrowding, renovated buildings and staged musical performances and other activities. Margot Friedlander remembers when the Red Cross visited the ghetto and speaks on the façade.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Helen Fagin decribes the 'cultural resistance' through education in the Radomsko ghetto in Poland. She explains how reading a Polish translation of Gone With the Wind allowed her and her students to at least temporarily dream of a different world outside the reality of the ghetto.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Kristine Keren remembers how she and her father escaped from the Lwów ghetto in Poland and spent fourteen months hiding in the sewers beneath the city. Gender: FemaleDOB: October 28, 1935City of Birth: Lwów (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Lwów (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: YesOther experiences: ghetto escapes, roundup evasion  
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Anita Hirsch recalls when an aid worker helped her escape the Brzesko ghetto in Poland. Anita remembers hiding from the Gestapo who knew that she had escaped.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Sara Shapiro reflects on the hardships of daily life in the ghetto and later on about surviving with very little food and water while hiding with her mother in a barn.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman remembers being mistreated by neighborhood friends and acquaintances on the day she and and her infant were deported to the Budapest Ghetto.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
In 1941 more anti- Jewish measures were implemented and intensified in Nazi Germany including ration cards, forbidding Jews to emigrate and deportations of Jews to ghettos and concentration camps. Gerda Haas was a nurse at a hospital in Berlin  when her mother was deported to the Riga ghetto in Latvia in late 1941.


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