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Monday, June 8, 2015
Alice Shipley discusses the deportation of her family during the Armenian Genocide. This testimony clip is featured in the new IWitness activity, Information Quest – The Armenian Genocide.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
At the end of Celina Biniaz's testimony, her mother Phyllis Karp, also a Holocaust survivor, and Celina's husband Bini talk about Celina and the joy she has brought to their lives.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Surrounded by his family, Sam Harris explains why he wanted to tell his story. Live audiences will be able to have a virtual conversation with Sam as part of USC Shoah Foundation's New Dimensions in Testimony project.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Mark recalls his experience and feelings leaving behind his family as he boarded the "Kindertransport" with a group of other Jewish child refugees. This clip is part of the new JFCS testimony collection.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Jewish survivor Paul Landau was forced to work in a printshop within Sachsenhausen, and printed counterfeit documents and money for the Nazis. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Marion Pritchard a member of the Dutch resistance movement, recounts her experience hiding a Jewish family. In this compilation of clips from Marion's testimony she describes how she killed a Nazi in order to save the lives of the Jewish family she was hiding.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Sandra Patricia García Paredes, a survivor of the Guatemalan genocide, speaks about her attempt to escape from the soldiers who kidnapped her. A clip of her testimony appears in the IWitness activity, “The Mechanisms of Violence Used During the Armed Conflict.”
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
In this clip from her testimony, Jamalida Begum describes how Myanmar authorities murdered her interpreter and pursued her in retaliation for her speaking with UN representatives and the press about her plight.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
In this clip from her 2017 testimony, Anneliese recalls telling her grandchildren how antisemitic vandalism is now a crime. In her youth during the Nazi regime, such violence was condoned by the state.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
In this clip from Frieda Roos van Hessen's testimony, the opera singer and Holocaust survivor recalls her ill-fated attempt at a career in the diamond business when she was an 18 year-old music student.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Rena Finder survived the Holocaust by working in Oscar Schindler’s factory. Finder is a featured speaker for the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at the United Nations on January 27, the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Abraham Zuckerman was in the Krakau-Plaszów concentration camp outside Krakow, Poland, when he was selected to work in Oskar Schindler’s factory. Zuckerman had no idea who Schindler was or that his own fate had just taken a turn for the better. He expresses his gratitude to Schindler for that life-saving opportunity. Zuckerman’s testimony is featured in Testimony – The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
Friday, August 1, 2014
On August 2nd, 1944 the Zigeunerlager (known as the Gypsy famliy camp) in Auschwitz- Birkeanau was liquidated and about 3,000 Sinti and Roma men, women and children were sent to the gas chambers. In honor of the Sinti and Roma victims in the Holocaust, survivors Wladyslaw Gunman, Anna Kwiatkowska and Marianna Koniak speak about their experiences with discrimination, restrictions deportations and mass murder. Clip reel  was featured in Czech-Polish Teaching with Testimony seminar.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Sinti and Roma survivor, Ella Davis speaks about arriving to Auschwitz and how SS guards took all her possessions and cut off her hair. This is the fifth testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Roma Sinti survivor Julia Lentini describes the diseases that spread through Auschwitz including when her mother fell very ill. Overall, she reflects on how witnessing all of these traumatic events have impacted her psychologically and emotionally. This is the 36th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Friday, February 1, 2013
This video focuses on the theme of organized rescue, which included both governmental and civilian cooperation. Individuals intervened as part of religious groups, political and resistance groups, and even neighborhoods and villages. This video features the testimonies of Kruuse Caroe, Iréne Rainman-Krausz, and Jean Gamähling who recount their personal experiences of rescue during the Holocaust.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
In honor of Memorial Day, we gratefully honor Arthur Langhorst, an American surgical technician and decorated World War II veteran, and the 361 other liberators from 19 countries who have given testimony to the Visual History Archive. Arthur recounts in this clip a tragic encounter with a young soldier who was brought to his operating table after sustaining injuries in the Battle of the Bulge.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Stefan speaks of his arrest by the Gestapo in his place of birth, Torun, Poland. Stefan relates how he was interrogated, brutally beaten and subsequently imprisoned as a result of an intimate letter he wrote to an Austrian soldier in German uniform. View his entire testimony at http://vhaonline.usc.edu/login.aspx  
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
In celebration of the United States’ Independence Day, the holiday that honors the nation’s birth with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, we share a clip from the testimony of Holocaust survivor Israel Baicher. Israel describes immigrating to the United States as his happiest day and recounts the wonderful life he and his wife successfully built together.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Ya`aḳov Ḥa´ndali remembers the deportation from Salonika ghetto in Greece to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Ḥa´ndali also recalls the horrible conditions of the eight day long trip in a cattle car. This testimony clip will be featured in the UNESCO exhibit “Journeys Through the Holocaust.”
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Margaret Lambert recalls her experience as an athlete on the Olympic team in Nazi Germany in 1936. Lambert's testimony is featured in the IWitness Activity, 1936 Olympics: Race, Politics & Civil Rights.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Kurt Thomas was deported from his hometown of Boskovice, first to Brno, then to Terezin ghetto, then to Trawniki and the ghetto of Piaski. Kurt describes his deportation experience including the deportation center, a school, which served as the main assembly point for transports from Brno. His testimony is featured in the new Brno iWalk in Czech Reublic.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
In autumn 1937 Adel’ Zagurskaia and her brother were sent to an orphanage after their mother was arrested as a wife of the “enemy of the people” and deported from Shetivka Hmelnitsk region to Siberia. In this testimony clip, Adel' remembers receiving a letter from her mother after she was imprisoned.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Rose Burizhiza speaks on the discrimination she faced in school before the genocide began in Rwanda. Rose’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Information Quest: The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Emmanuel Muhinda describes the persecution of Tutsi and anti-Tutsi propaganda he witnessed before the genocide started in April 1994. His testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Information Quest: The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Henry Laurant remembers the first time he experienced antisemitism in Nazi Germany. He was targeted by other children who were influenced by Nazi rhetoric. His testimony is featured in the multimedia professional development program, Echoes and Reflections.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Jean Sothere Ndamyuwera reflects on life after the genocide in Rwanda and the lessons he learned. He also speaks on the importance of tolerance and forgiveness. Jean’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Information Quest: The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Luisa Haberfeld remembers the selection process at Majdanek including being separated from her brother and father. Her testimony is feature in the IWitness Activity:Chance & Choice: A survivor's story.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Vera Gissing reflects on the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and her parents’ decision to send Vera and her sister on the kindertransport. Vera’s testimony is featured in the IWitness Activity, “From the Mother Who Will Never Forget You” – Understanding the Kindertransport.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Lusia Haberfeld recalls how her family evaded deportation by hiding in an attic within the Warsaw ghetto.  This clip from Lusia’s testimony is featured in the IWitness Activity: Chance & Choice: A survivor's story.

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