Voting

A series of clips featuring survivors recalling the difficulties of voting before and during the war in Europe and how it impacted their appreciation of the importance of participating in the democratic process. 

Peter Wagner on Discussing the Election at School

Language: English

Holocaust survivor Peter Wagner remembers the results of the 1932 presidential election, in which a very small minority of his elementary school classmates claimed that their parents voted for Hitler.

  • Peter Wagner on Discussing the Election at School

    Language: English

    Holocaust survivor Peter Wagner remembers the results of the 1932 presidential election, in which a very small minority of his elementary school classmates claimed that their parents voted for Hitler.

  • Victor Fish on Defiance at the Ballot

    Language: English

    Holocaust survivor Victor Fish recalls being forced to vote for the plebiscite that would decide whether or not Poland was to join the Soviet Union.

  • Erika Fromm on Extreme Polling Conditions in Germany

    Language: English

    Holocaust survivor Erika Fromm describes the extreme conditions at the polls during the 1933 federal election in Germany, the first election in which she was old enough to vote.

  • Irma Broclawski on Voting Against Communism

    Language: English

    Holocaust survivor Irma Broclawski recalls voting three times against the Communist regime with her uncle in Krakow, Poland.