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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.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
In this clip from the new Echoes and Reflections lesson on Contemporary Antisemitism, Dachau liberator Felix Sparks explains why it is so important for him to speak out against Holocaust deniers.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish SurvivorVladka was involved in the illegal youth organization, Zukunft, which helped to clandestinely provide literature, music and education in the Warsaw ghetto. Their contributions lifted the spirits of the ghetto inhabitants and encouraged them to believe that their current situation would eventually pass.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Jaroslav Kraus se narodil roku 1922 v Praze. Podle zákonů platných na území Protektorátu pocházel z takzvaného "smíšeného manželství". Přežil ghetto Terezín, a tábory Osvětim - Birkenau, Buchenwald, a Meuselwitz. Žije v Praze.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor While in hiding in Poland, Nechama chose to sneak into the ghetto so that she could celebrate Rosh Hashanah, pray with other Jews, and hear the shofar being blown. She recalls the atmosphere in the ghetto and her interactions with family and friends who were living in the ghetto.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Hermine talks about the medical assistance she received from a local Chinese woman when she, a Jewish refugee from Germany, lived in the Hongkew Ghetto in Shanghai during the war.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Gert describes the community established by Jewish refugees from Germany upon their arrival in China on the eve of World War II. He remembers the living conditions in Shanghai and mentions the Hongkew Ghetto formed in the city by the occupying Japanese authorities in 1943.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Eva describes various national backgrounds represented by Jewish refugees living in Shanghai, China, during the war. She briefly speaks of the cultural activities pursued by the Jewish refugees-inhabitants of the Hongkew ghetto.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Eva describes the patterns of relationships among the inhabitants of the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China, and focuses on the friendships she and her family had formed while retaining their humanity under difficult circumstances.
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.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Helena Jonas Rosenzweig reflects on how generous her parents were to those in need. She remembers when her father was deported from the Krakow (Cracow) ghetto in Poland to a concentration camp and how his deportation affected her mother.
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. 
Friday, April 17, 2015
Judith Goldstein recalls music that was composed in the ghetto. She attended a music conservatory and remembers an older student composing a song. She then performs the Yiddish song on the guitar. She has translated one verse into English.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Barbara Schubak explains what happened when she snuck back to her old house from the ghetto. Her longtime neighbors had moved in and refused to let her in, even though they had been friends for years.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
100 Days to Inspire Respect Sonia Bielski describes how the man who helped her escape from the ghetto touched her inappropriately one night.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PolishStella's father was responsible for collecting dead bodies from the streets in the Cracow ghetto during WWII. When Stella’s grandfather died a natural death in the ghetto, he buried his father, then came home, and shared his feelings about it with the family.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PortugueseMiriam Nekrycz describes the first few days upon arrival with her family at the Luck Ghetto, Poland, in 1941. She remembers the inadequate housing accommodations and the overcrowded conditions in which her family lived. She also recalls the extreme cold weather and the pervasive hunger in the ghetto due to lack of food.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Participants in the 2009 Master Teacher Workshop speak about their experience working with the Visual History Archive, testimonies from which they will incorporate into  multimedia lessons that they will pilot in their classrooms this school year.
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A gifted cellist from an early age, Mrs. Benjamin-Belkin became the main Cellist for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada. She plays Bach's Prelude in G Major on her cello. Gender: FemaleDOB: November 6, 1929City of birth: MezőtúrCountry of birth: HungaryGhettos: Szeged ghettoCamps: Bergen-BelsenWent into hiding: NoOther experiences: Displaced Persons Camps  
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Ellis Lewin remembers arrival at Auschwitz and separation of family members. He explains his parents' efforts to survive the selection. Gender: MaleDOB: May 22, 1932City of Birth: Lódz (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Lódz (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: YesOther experiences: Displaced persons camps  
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Malka Baran remembers working with children in a displaced persons' camp and notes that it was this work that helped her resume a normal life after the Holocaust. Gender: FemaleDOB: January 30, 1927City of Birth: Warsaw (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Czestochowa (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: NoOther experiences: displaced persons camps
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Henry talks about living in the Warsaw ghetto. He tells of his efforts to acquire food for his family and describes how he snuck in and out of the ghetto through rain gutters.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Kurt Messerschmidt, a cantor, reflects on the observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in the Theresienstadt ghetto, Czechoslovakia, in 1944. He describes the significance of the concluding service of Yom Kippur, the Neilah service (closing of the gates) followed by the long sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn).
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ann Monka was born in Lida a small town with a prosperous Jewish population in Poland. Ann and her mother were separated from her brother, sister and father after escaping the Lida Ghetto. Ann remembers when she and her mother hid in the Polish forests with the Bielski Partisans, while the rest of her family escaped deportations by jumping from the Nazi transport trains.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Ya`aḳov Ḥa´ndali remembers the deportation from Salonika ghetto in Greece to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Ḥa´ndali also recalls the horrible conditions of the eight day long trip in a cattle car. This testimony clip will be featured in the UNESCO exhibit “Journeys Through the Holocaust.”

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