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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dario Gabbai recalls his experiences as a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Benjamin Jacobs discusses how his forced labor assignment was to serve as a dentist in Auschwitz.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Eugene Zinn recounts how he was forced to dig up mass graves because of the stench and his attempt to burn the bodies with wood and kerosene. This is the 50th testimony clip in the series
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Born into an affluent German Jewish family, Henry Morgenthau, Sr. was raised in New York, where he attended school and received his training as an attorney at Columbia. An early supporter of Woodrow Wilson, Morgenthau was tapped by the then newly-elected president to become the United States Ambassador for the Ottoman Empire.
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.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Marcel remembers the sadness of seeing his only Jewish classmate convert to Christianity. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Robert Ronald speaks about the establishment on July 10, 1940, of the new regime in Vichy, France with full power being granted to Marshal Philippe Pétain.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Peter Komor says the best defense against future genocides is education. He and his granddaughter are both graduates of Cornell University, the 52nd full access site of the Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Александр Исаакович Гельман описывает условия жизни в гетто, организованным оккупационными властями в Бершади, Винницкой области, во время войны.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Vittorio Foa introduce una importante riflessione sulla specificità della Shoah. Il genocidio perpetrato dai nazisti è stato un prodotto della modernità, non un barbaro retaggio del passato. I progressi della scienza sono stati utilizzati non per migliorare la vita dell’uomo ma per produrre la morte.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Harold Alexander fled Nazi controlled Germany to the United States and then joined the United States Army. He returned to Germany towards the end of WWII as an American soldier and met a Jewish woman who was still in hiding. He remembers helping the woman and her family by bringing them a truck full of food and connecting them to family in the United States.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Don Aldo Brunacci racconta come dopo l’8 settembre 1943, il Vescovo Nicolini su invito della Santa Sede lo mise al corrente della necessità di dare assistenza ai perseguitati e in particolare agli ebrei,che stavano affluendo numerosi nella città di Assisi.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Arshag Dickranian, Armenian Genocide survivor reflects on his decision to give his testimony.

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