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Friday, April 17, 2015
This brief clip reveals a number of significant points about the early stage of the Armenian Genocide (spring-summer 1915) in many areas. The first is that although one reads in memoirs and accounts of Armenians who were expecting “something bad to happen,” many, if not most, Armenian villagers believed that they were going to be relocated in a peaceful manner.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Mihran Andonian is describing an experience that was common during the Armenian Genocide.  Some Armenian mothers, certain that they would not survive the death marches into the desert, let their children be taken by Muslims (Turks, Arabs, Kurds), hoping to guarantee survival. Other Armenian mothers on the caravans died while still with their children leaving these orphans to fend for themselves. Indeed, thousands of Armenian children were left homeless by the end of World War I and were either taken in by locals or rounded up by missionaries and brought to orphanages.
Friday, April 24, 2015
In this brief clip Father Krikor Guerguerian is faced with a theological question that has challenged many survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The perpetrator confesses to him that he killed his father, three brothers and confiscated their house and garden and asks Guerguerian for forgiveness.
Friday, April 24, 2015
In this short clip Harry Kurkjian recalls Armenians who were about to be killed crying out in despair, “Where are you God?”  “Why are you punishing us?”  As the first nation to convert to Christianity in 301 AD, the events of 1915 raised a fundamental theological problem for Armenians.  If God is good and all-powerful, why was he not intervening on their behalf?  The problem of theodicy, as theologians refer to it, is an issue that surfaces in nearly every genocide, driving some people to completely abandon faith in God.  Indeed, the “God is Dead” movement arose after the Holocaust as Jewis
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, November 21, 2014
Political prisoner, Tadeusz Debski describes the chaos of arriving to Auschwitz in 1941. This is the seventh testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Leo Bach describes arriving to Auschwitz, the separation of the men and women and the camp selection process. This is the eighth testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.  
Friday, December 19, 2014
Mihaly Templer describes observing Jewish High Holy days as a form of resistance within Auschwitz. This is the 33rd 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.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Jehovah's Witness Survivor, Victor Schnell recalls arriving to Auschwitz and the camp intake procedures including being stripped of his clothing and forced to wear a striped uniform. This is the sixth testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, November 24, 2014
On November 25, 1944 SS Chief Henrich Himmler ordered the destruction of crematoriums and gas chambers in Auschwitz as Soviet forces continued to approach the camp complex. Michael Zylberberg remembers being part of the group of prisoners who were forced by SS to destroy the crematoriums. This is the ninth testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Josef Baumgarten describes the medical experimentation performed on him as well as 14 other Jewish boys in Auschwitz. He not only describes the horrifying surgery but also the psychological impact. This is the 27th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Menachem Rubin remembers when a fellow prisoner lit one candle in recognition of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Even though it was just one second, the moment was significant for Menachem in restoring hope. This is the 30th 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.
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
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
 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.  
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. 
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
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.
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.

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