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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, 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.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Itka Zygmuntowicz reflects on the camp orchestra within Auschwitz that was forced to play music while inmates were sent to the crematoria. This is the 25th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Annetta Able describes her experiences with medical experimentation in Auschwitz. She recalls receiving a transfusion and becoming extremely sick afterwards. This is the 47th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Louis Bannet describes being selected for the camp orchestra in which he performed as the conductor in Auschwitz. This is the 48th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Sientje Backer recalls the living conditions in Block 10 in Auschwitz. This is the 55th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Moses Kantorowitz describes stealing rotten potatoes from the kitchen in Auschwitz - I and then he describes the camp punishment he received. This is the 57th 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.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Eva Slonim recalls undergoing medical camp experiments including painful blood tests. This is the 67th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Noémi Ban remembers the very first time she saw members of the SS, right before she and her family were deported to Auschwitz. She recalls the terrifying journey in the cattle cars from Hungary to Poland and also her first impressions of the concentration and extermination camp. This clip reel of Noémi’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity My Story Matters.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Erna Anolik recalls the intake procedures at Auschwitz, including shaving off her hair, undressing in front of soldiers, and only being given a grey dress and wooden shoes. This is the fourth testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Agnes Kun worked in the hospital at Auschwitz II-Birkenau as an assistant nurse. She recalls Josef Mengele, particularly his presence at the hospital.This is the 14th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Linda Breder was a Kanada Kommando in Auschwitz who collected inmates' belongings they were forced to leave behind. Linda remembers how a Nazi soldier disciplined inmates complaining of thirst. Years later Breder testified at that soldier’s war crime trial. This is the 16th testimony clip in the series 70 days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Edith Kaufman says how impressed she was of her fellow female prisoners who were able to observe Jewish traditions and High Holy Days including Hanukkah in Auschwitz. This is the 37th 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, December 24, 2014
Anna Heilman remembers helping her sister, Ester Wajcblum, smuggle gunpowder to aid in the Sonderkommando Uprising at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This is the 52nd 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.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Marta Wise remembers how she escaped from Josef Mengele’s grim selection, as Russian planes flew overhead and prisoners were forced to scatter. This is the 66th 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 17, 2014
Jewish survivor, Anna Zaryn describes being forced to clean up the remnants of Zigeunerlager (Sinti- Roma camp) in Auschwitz-Birkenau after it was liquidated on August 2, 1944. Anna’s testimony is featured in the multimedia resource Giving Memory a Future. This is the 31st testimony clip in the series 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.  
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Livia Bitton-Jackson remembers arriving to Auschwitz as a young girl with her mother and an aunt. Before they entered the camp Livia was stopped by infamous SS physician Josef Mengele.This is the 18th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Tema Cukier describes the barracks, forced labor and hunger she experience in Auschwitz. Tema also remembers becoming close friends with a young girl who demonstrated a small act of kindness. This is the 29th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt remembers painting a mural based on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on a wall in one of the children's barracks at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Poland. This is the 39th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Branko Lustig remembers hearing constant gunshots coming from the barrack next to his where many Polish political prisoners were killed. This is the 56th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Friday, January 16, 2015
Helena Silvers recounts how she escaped death in the camp's hospital. Additionally, she recalls how she became a worker in the camp, an action she believes saved her life. This is the 62nd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Tova Friedman recounts how she and her mother hid in the camp's hospital during the camp's liquidation. The two were liberated a week later. This is the 63rd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Paula Lebovics remembers a selection by Josef Mengele before the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Paula recalls a quick decision, which ended up saving her life. This is the 68th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Kitty Hart-Moxon recalls being able to see Crematorium 4 from her barrack window at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.This is the 69th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

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