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Celina Biniaz on being added to Oskar Schindler's list

Language: English

Celina Biniaz describes how she and her parents were added to be on Schindler’ List. She also recalls when the women transport from Plaszow was sent to Auschwitz instead of to the Schindler factory in Brünnlitz.

  • Celina Biniaz on being added to Oskar Schindler's list

    Language: English

    Celina Biniaz describes how she and her parents were added to be on Schindler’ List. She also recalls when the women transport from Plaszow was sent to Auschwitz instead of to the Schindler factory in Brünnlitz.

  • Branko Lustig on returning to Auschwitz for a film shoot

    Language: English

    Branko Lustig, producer of Schindler’s List and our 50,000th interviewee in the Visual History Archive; recalls returning to Auschwitz during the filming of the TV mini-series War and Remembrance. Branko also describes how important it is not only to remember the Holocaust but also for future generations to learn from it.

  • William Harvey on his career in cosmetology

    Language: English

    After surviving the Holocaust, William Harvey immigrated to New York City and started working at a beauty shop simply because he needed to work. Harvey coWilliam Harvey on his career in cosmetologyntinues to describe how his skill flourished and the A-list and celebrity clients who visited the shop.  

  • Ruth Posner on her career in entertainment

    Language: English

    Ruth Posner, a dancer, choreographer and actress describes her training and career around the world after World War II.

  • Leon Prochnik on his perception of WWII

    Language: English

    Leon Prochnik and his family fled Nazi occupied Poland and immigrated to New York City. He describes how differently his perception of World War II was for himself as a child than his father, who still had a majority of his family in Poland.

  • Curt Lowens on his early career as an actor

    Language: English

    Holocaust survivor and rescuer Curt Lowens emotionally reflects on arriving to the United States after World War II. He also describes why he decided to pursue a career in entertainment as an actor.

  • Robert Clary on his career as an actor

    Language: English

    Robert Clary reflects on his decision to go back to show business after the Holocaust.

  • Dario Gabbai remembers the Sonderkommando Uprising

    Language: English

    Dario Gabbai speaks about his participation within the Sonderkommando Uprising in Auschwitz II-Birkenau on October 7, 1944. Dario explains how his group failed at their attempt to burn down Crematorium II. Other members of the Sondekommando set fire to Crematorium IV. The SS put down the revolt in the end, executed its participants, and blew up what remained of the crematorium

  • Ruth Westheimer on her career

    Language: English

    Ruth Westheimer reflects on her studies in the United States after WWII and her long career as “Dr. Ruth.”

  • Victor Borge on Antisemitism in Denmark

    Language: English

    Famed musician and Holocaust survivor Victor Borge describes how he was targeted by Nazi sympathizers in Denmark. They harrassed him at his concerts, attacked him in the street, and published articles about him in their papers.

  • Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt on painting in Auschwitz

    Language: English

    Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt remembers painting a mural based on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on a wall in one of the children's barracks at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Poland.

  • Andrew Merkler on his career as playwright

    Language: English

    Andrew Merkler speaks about life after the Holocaust and his work as a playwright.

  • Shony Braun on performing in the Auschwitz Orchestra

    Language: English

    Shony Braun a violnist, recalls being selected to play music for the SS officers at Dachau. He believes that he would’ve been killed if not for his ability to play music. 

  • Aurora Mardiganian on the Armenian Genocide

    Language: English

    Aurora Mardiganian speaks here as a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. But from 1918-1920, she was also the face of the Genocide to literally millions of Americans and to others throughout the world. Her tragic, horrific story was told through a 1918 semi-autobiographical book, Ravished Armenia, and a 1919 screen adaptation, also known as Auction of Souls. With the immediacy of a newsreel, the human side to the Genocide was brought to the screen. Working with Near East Relief and with the support of the wealthiest and the most prominent members of New York society, Aurora and her film helped raise some $117 million (the equivalent of $2 billion today) for the relief of Armenian suffering.

  • Rebeka Arabova on Bulgaria during the Holocaust

    Language: Bulgarian

    Bulgarian actress, Rebeka Arabova reflects on the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia and discusses how the war and the Holocaust had affected her childhood development, her entire life, and her personality.

  • Itskhak Fintsi on his childhood

    Language: Bulgarian

    Bulgarian actor, Itskhak Fintsi discusses his childhood perceptions of World War II and reflects on the psychological reactions to, and impact of his experience in the Holocaust on his life.

  • Albrecht Becker on gay life in 1934 Germany

    Language: German

    Albrecht Becker recounts the atmosphere for gays in Nazi Germany while Röhm was still in charge of the SA and how the relative freedom he enjoyed during that time changed dramatically after Röhm's assassination in June 1934.