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Friday, April 15, 2016
Ukrainian survivor Alexander Contract reflects on the Holocaust and the terrible atrocities that the world faced and continues to face all around the world. He hopes that all people can live in peace across the world.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Holocaust rescuer Irene Opdyke gave her testimony to Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco in 1993 and again to USC Shoah Foundation in 1995. Here, she speaks in each interview about why she shares her story.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Benjamin Oudkerk says that he decided to give his testimony so that his grandchildren could hear his story, and also to share how the kindness of one family saved his life.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Helen Colin's daughter Muriel explains how their family first discovered the interview her mother gave at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Helen says she shares her story so that future generations can learn from it. This is part of the follow-up interview Helen gave to USC Shoah Foundation in June 2016.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Jewish survivor Sarah Kleinplatz remembers the first time she saw Auschwitz and her first experiences as she stepped out of the cattlecar with her sisters as they approached selection. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Jewish survivor Peter Silverman recalls attempting to take a bag of potatoes to his starving family with his cousin. They were stopped by a policeman and two collaborators, but were able to escape. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor Nachemia Wurman remembers two distinctly haunting episodes of antisemitism he experienced as a young boy in his hometown. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Yvonne describes the Jewish presence in Shanghai before WWII and the differences in Jewish and Chinese culture. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Jewish survivor Roger Abitbol remembers entering a camp run by Italian soldiers and working as a translator for the soldiers. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Jerma remembers the birth of his son - Marcel Tenenbaum - who is interviewing him. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Jewish survivor Renata Schondorf shares her very emotional story of how she barely escaped her fate while standing in line, waiting to go to the gas chambers. This clip is part of the Visal History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Jewish survivor Thomas Hecht remembers his sister was somehow connected to the Slovak Ambassador to Madrid, so his family decided to reach out to him and ask for a big favor. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Jewish survivor Anna Czajezncky remembers her escape from Auschwitz while working in the fields outside the camp. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Ottawa Jewish Archives collection.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Jewish survivor Ze’ev Weiszner shares his painful story of purposely injuring his leg so that he wouldn’t have to work anymore and instead be sent to a hospital. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Jewish survivor Liselotte Ivry fondly remembers various Jewish holidays she would celebrate with her mother, and even talks about going to church with some of her non-Jewish friends. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Chava Kwinta remembers the hidden messages that were exchanged from prisoners in Auschwitz with the Poles just outside of the camp. This was how people began to find out what was really happening inside of the camps. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives collection.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Jewish survivor Edgar “Eddie” Lion remembers the brutal treatment of Jewish people by the Nazis before the war, and a particularly disturbing scene outside of his dormitory. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Concordia University Centre for Oral History collection.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Jewish survivor Marcel Segal remembers the day his non-French Jewish friends and family were taken away on a train to a camp. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Calgary Jewish Federation collection.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Jewish survivor Stefan Carter remembers a plastic surgery he had on his nose before the war ended, so that he would look less Semitic and be able to walk about more freely in Poland. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Freeman Family Foundation collection.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Jewish survivor Judy Lysy vividly remembers the embarrassment she felt marching naked after entering Auschwitz and being shaved by male German soldiers. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Ilse Zilversmit remembers when the Germans came to take away her grandmother and eventually being taken away to Westerbork with the rest of her family. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor George Scott remembers encountering a man with a disturbing smile on his face standing on top of a roof where George had gone to hide. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor Gabor Teller recalls a very emotional experience he had in Auschwitz, seeing his grandfather for the last time. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives collection.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Jewish survivor Hugo Gutfreund and four other people made the decision to escape from Zloczow and hid in a hole in the ground that an aid provider helped construct for them. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives collection.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Jewish survivor Walter Absil discusses how he developed his fake name when hiding from the Germans and how he gained the name "Walter Absil." This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Jewish survivor Henry Morgentaler describes attempting to hide from the German soldiers with his family in the Lodz ghetto for ten days, before being sent to Auschwitz. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Jean remembers a story where he lied to police about his age. This saved his life, but he never saw his mother again. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memoral Centre collection.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Annette discusses the fate of her family members on each side. While some family on her father's side survived the Holocaust, not one on her mother's side did. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Freeman Family Foundation collection.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Jean describes leaving his sister with her non-Jewish friend from school, while he and his younger brother left Paris and crossed enemy lines, fleeing Nazi-occupied France by spending a night in the forest. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Elie discusses the complicated process of leaving France for a new life in Canada. He remembers his excitement visiting a new country, which he had never done before in his life. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.

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