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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, 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 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 10, 2013
Miriam Tauber’s testimony was filmed on Tuesday September 11th, 2001 in New York City.  Miriam and her interviewer talk about the terrorist attacks before continuing with her testimony. 
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Richard Rozen remembers hiding with his family in an attic of a small cabin on a farm in Poland for over two years. At night when everyone was sleeping Richard’s father gave him writing and reading lessons. Richard’s testimony is featured in the book, Testimony – The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
In 1942 Nazi Germany occupied the French North African country of Tunisia and implemented anti-Jewish policy. At the age of 13, Eva Boukris Weisel and her family went into hiding, protected by Khaled Abdul Wahab, an Arab Muslim. Wahab saved nearly 20 Jews by hiding them in the stables at his farm. Weisel’s testimony is from the Testimonies from North Africa and the Middle East collection.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Cornelia Aaron-Swaab reflects on the importance of giving her testimony to help educate others on the atrocities of the Holocaust so it never happens again.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Renée Firestone reflects on the importance of tolerance and hopes that future generations will learn from her testimony, and stand up against prejudice.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Frieda Robascheck introduces her daughter at the end of her testimony. Both women express love, appreciation and gratitude for one another.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Herman Cohn speaks on the implementation of the Nuremberg Laws in Nazi Germany and how it affected his family. This testimony clip is featured in the educational resource Echoes and Reflections.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Daisy Miller speaks on the importance of the Visual History Archive and how the collection of audiovisual testimonies to the Holocaust will be a valuable resource in education for generations to come.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Vera Gissing remembers her parents decision to send her and her sister Eva on the Kindertransport from Czechoslovakia to England in May 1939. She also describes their farewell at the train station in Prague and the journey to England. Vera’s testimony is featured in Testimony – The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
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.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Michael Abend hopes his testimony will inspire future generations to be more tolerant of each other’s differences. He also adds that the young people throughout the world will recognize genocide warnings and work together to prevent violence against ethnic groups.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Edith Sheldon speaks about the musical performances and the cultural forms of resistance in the Theresienstadt ghetto. This testimony clip is featured in the IWitness activity Personal Strength to Survive.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Klara Benjamin-Belkin was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945 and after the war she pursued her passion in music and became the principle cellist in a symphony for 20 years. In this testimony clip she plays one of her favorite pieces.
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.
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 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.
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.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Eva Kor and her twin sister Miriam were experimented on by infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. She describes how one experimented had nearly killed her but she promised herself she would survive. Eva’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity Growing Up Behind the Barbed Wire.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Nathan Offen recalls when he last saw his younger sister Miriam and his mother before they were deported to a concentration camp. He also speaks about the emotional and physical toll the splitting up of the family had on his father. His testimony is featured in Lesson 5 of Echoes and Reflections

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