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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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.


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