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Friday, May 24, 2013
Erdélyi Lajos 1929-ben született Marosvásárhelyen. 1936 és 1940 között a zsidó elemiben, majd a gimnáziumban, illetve a kolozsvári Zsidó Líceumban tanul 1944-ig, a német megszállásig. Ezután családjával együtt a marosvásárhelyi gettóba kényszerül, ahonnan Auschwitzba deportálják őket. Édesanyja és húga azonnal a gázkamrákba kerülnek, ő édesapjával néhány nap auschwitzi tartózkodás után munkatranszporttal Schotterwerkébe majd Dörnhauba jut, ahonnan együtt térnek haza közel egyéves lágerélet után 1945 májusában.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Otari Amaglobeli, a military surgeon with the First Ukrainian Front discusses the population of Auschwitz and the medical assistance his unit provided to prisoners upon liberation on Jan. 27, 1945.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ellis Lewin describes the horror of arriving at Auschwitz; he remembers stepping out of the cattle car and witnessing barking dogs, chaos, separation of women from men, and beatings by Nazis. This is the third testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, January 16, 2015
John Bergeisen recounts the task of dismantling the camp's gas chambers before Russian soldiers arrived at Auschwitz. This is the 61st testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
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, 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.
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. 
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
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.  
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. 
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.
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
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Mark Bader describes his hometown of Oświęcim, Poland. Bader’s testimony is featured in the online exhibit, Born in the city that became Auschwitz.
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.”
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Herschel Balter describes the role that singing played for him while he was imprisoned in Auschwitz- Birkenau. Herschel’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Auschwitz – Inner Strength, Outward Resistance.

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