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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Zalman Finkelstein remembers seeing the crematoriums in Auschwitz and the remnants of the victims murdered in the gas chambers. He also recalls his forced labor assignment and how important it was to work, which meant survival. This is the 43rd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Anna Heilman remembers helping her sister, Ester Wajcblum, smuggle gunpowder to aid in the Sonderkommando Uprising at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This is the 52nd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Erwin Herling describes how he used his resources to bribe SS officers to help him leave Auschwitz when the camp was being evacuated. This is the 59th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Miriam Ziegler describes her experiences with her family in the camp. She recounts a joyous reunion with her grandmother as well as an escape from execution with her great aunt. This is the 64th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Marta Wise remembers how she escaped from Josef Mengele’s grim selection, as Russian planes flew overhead and prisoners were forced to scatter. This is the 66th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Jewish survivor, Roman Kent and his family were deported from the Lodz ghetto to Auschwitz, a journey that took several days in crowded and dark cattle cars. Roman describes the moment the cattle car door’s opened and the utter chaos of arriving to Auschwitz. This is the 11th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Hansi Keating remembers seeing young boys sent to see the camp doctor who would sterilize them as part of their experimentation. She also talks about how she and few girls from the barrack made escape plans, which ultimately failed.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Herschel Balter reflects on how important music was to him while imprisoned in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. He sings the same lullaby he used to sing while in the camp. This is the 51st testimony clip in the series
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Kaz Wolff-Zdzienicki remembers his role in the resistance and how he communicated with the fighters outside of Auschwitz. This is the 44th testimony clip of 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Jewish survivor, Anna Zaryn describes being forced to clean up the remnants of Zigeunerlager (Sinti- Roma camp) in Auschwitz-Birkenau after it was liquidated on August 2, 1944. Anna’s testimony is featured in the multimedia resource Giving Memory a Future. This is the 31st testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.  
Monday, November 17, 2014
Day 1 of the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Ben Sonnenschein reflects on the construction of Auschwitz concentration camp in his hometown of Oświęcim, Poland. Sonnenschein also explains he was forced by the Germans to carry lumber and complete other carpentry work during the building of the camp in the beginning of 1940.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Lilli Weismann describes the hardship she faced in Auschwitz and how hopeless she felt. Lilli remembers how one her sisters inspired to keep living as the girls gathered as much food as possible. This is the 10th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, November 24, 2014
 Fred Agar describes the camp selections and intake procedures at Auschwitz, specifically about the painful process of getting a number tattooed on his arm. This is the 12th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Dennis Urstein was a Kanada Kommando in Auschwitz who collected inmates' belongings they were forced to leave behind. He reflects on witnessing the arrivals of new inmates to Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This is the 13th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.  
Monday, November 24, 2014
Hana Gruna became sick and exhausted during the deportation from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz. She remembers when a friend told her to not tell anyone that she was sick and to act healthy, which helped saved her life during the camp selection process. This is the 15th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Livia Bitton-Jackson remembers arriving to Auschwitz as a young girl with her mother and an aunt. Before they entered the camp Livia was stopped by infamous SS physician Josef Mengele.This is the 18th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Lilly Cash remembers when she was caught stealing food in Auschwitz and how her sister, Esther, saved her life. This is the 20th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Herman Gottesman describes the forced labor, living conditions and lack of food in Auschwitz-III. Auschwitz III-Monowitz, also called Buna, was located near the Polish town of Monowice and was the last of three Auschwitz camps established in the vicinity of Oswiecim. This is the 21st testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Louis Micheels describes working as a nurse and treating for tuberculosis patients in Auschwitz. Micheels remembers how brutality of SS doctors including selecting patients at random to be sent to the gas chambers. This is the 22nd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Political prisoner Teofil Modeslski describes when he witnesses an execution at the ‘death wall,’ which was wall between Blocks 10 and 11 in the main Auschwitz-I where prisoners were executed by firing squad. This is the 26th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Monday, December 15, 2014
Tema Cukier describes the barracks, forced labor and hunger she experience in Auschwitz. Tema also remembers becoming close friends with a young girl who demonstrated a small act of kindness. This is the 29th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
William Abraham recalls Christmas day in Auschwitz and how the non-Jewish prisoners were given cigarettes. Since cigarettes were a valuable bartering tool he risked his life in order to receive the cigarettes. This is the 38th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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. This is the 39th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Rena Finder remembers arriving at Oskar Schindler’s factory after spending weeks in Auschwitz. Rena recalls how the Schindlers risked their lives to save so many Jews during the Holocaust. This is the 45th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Celina Biniaz describes how she and her parents were selected 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. This is the 46th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Branko Lustig remembers hearing constant gunshots coming from the barrack next to his where many Polish political prisoners were killed. This is the 56th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Henry Kress remembers hearing that his sister was imprisoned in the women barracks in Auschwitz II-Birkenau and how he was able to see her despite being in a different sub camp of the Auschwitz camp complex. This is the 58th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Helena Silvers recounts how she escaped death in the camp's hospital. Additionally, she recalls how she became a worker in the camp, an action she believes saved her life. This is the 62nd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Tova Friedman recounts how she and her mother hid in the camp's hospital during the camp's liquidation. The two were liberated a week later. This is the 63rd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Paula Lebovics remembers a selection by Josef Mengele before the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Paula recalls a quick decision, which ended up saving her life. This is the 68th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

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