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Thursday, June 20, 2013
In Soviet-occupied Dubienka, Poland, located by the Bug River and on the border with Ukraine, Sam Szor remembers the military fortification by German armed forces in anticipation of the upcoming invasion of the Soviet Union. He describes the invasion, which took place in the dawn of the morning hours of June 22, 1941. It was his birthday. He recalls the retreat of the Soviet armed forces and the resulting fear felt by the Jewish population with the German occupation of Dubienka.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Emmanuel talks about the last time he saw his pregnant cousin alive.Born: January 10, 1975City of Birth: Rutonde (Rwamagana, Rwanda)In hiding: Kicukiro (Kigali, Rwanda)Liberated by: Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)Liberation location: Nyamirambo (Kigali, Rwanda)
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.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Survivor of Genocide in Rwanda Emmanuel talks about the last time he saw his pregnant cousin alive. Born: January 10, 1975City of Birth: Rutonde (Rwamagana, Rwanda)In hiding: Kicukiro (Kigali, Rwanda)Liberated by: Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)Liberation location: Nyamirambo (Kigali, Rwanda)
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Survivor of Genocide in Rwanda Venuste describes losing his daughter right before his eyes. Born: 1953 City of Birth: Kabagali (Gitarama, Rwanda) In hiding: Kicukiro (Kigali, Rwanda) Liberated by: Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) Liberation location: Nyanza (Kicukiro, Kigali, Rwanda)  
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Ralph Fischer Born November 28, 1922Lódz, Poland Date of Interview February 5, 1996 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:14:43 Ghetto(s) Lódz (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Mauthausen (Austria: Concentration Camp)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Ebensee (Austria: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Jack Lewin Born April 13, 1927Lódz, Poland Date of Interview January 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:56:35 Ghetto(s) Lódz (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Trzebinia (Poland: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Henry Wellner Born February 16, 1920Sosnowiec (Kielce), Poland Date of Interview November 29, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:16:41 Camp(s) Gross Rosen (Germany: Concentration Camp)Gross Sarne (Germany: Concentration Camp)Klettendorf (Germany: Concentration Camp)Sakrau (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Sam Steinberg Born September 1, 1928Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland Date of Interview March, 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:18:49 Ghetto(s) Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)Flossenbürg (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Michael Zelon Born April 16, 1922Plock, Poland Date of Interview November 27, 1998 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:13:54 Ghetto(s) Bodzentyn (Poland: Ghetto)Plock (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Soldau (Poland: Concentration Camp)Tschenstochau (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Leopold Page Born March 20, 1913Cracow, Poland (Austria-Hungary) Date of Interview November 6, 1994 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:29:38 Ghetto(s) Cracow (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Brünnlitz (Czechoslovakia: Concentration Camp)Gross Rosen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Richard Billauer Born January 1, 1925Warsaw, Poland Date of Interview March 1, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview :50:16 Other Experiences Soviet exileSovkhoz (A state-owned farm in the former Soviet Union)  
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Franz Wohlfahrt Born January 18, 1920Velden (Unterwinklern, Carinthia), Austria Date of Interview April, 13, 1997 Location of Interview Ontario, Canada Length of Interview 3:13:24 Arrested Yes Camp(s) Dieburg (Germany: Concentration Camp) Other Experiences Aid giverPrisons
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Henry Mikols Born August 27, 1925Poznan, Poland Date of Interview August 22, 2001 Location of Interview New Hampshire, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:20:24 Camp(s) Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration Camp)Ellrich (Germany: Concentration Camp) Other Experiences Camp medical experimentsDisplaced persons camps
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Located northwest of Drohobycz in the Lwów voivoship in Poland (after the war Drogobych, Ukraine), the Bronica Forest was the site of massacres of the local Jewish population by the Nazis in 1942 -1943. The Jews were taken from the Drohobycz ghetto to the Bronica forest to be killed until the closing of the ghetto in June 1943. Nearly 11,000 Jews were killed on that site, including Al’fred Shraer’s mother and maternal grandfather. He speaks in Ukrainian about the history of the monument standing on the site and explains how the executions took place.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Moshe Shamir (name at birth Schmucker) was born in an Orthodox Jewish family on April 17, 1922 in Cernauti, Romania (today Chernivtsi, Ukraine). His father,Avraham, was a teacher in a Hebrew school. He died when Moshe was only five years old. Moshe’s mother, Rifka, raised him and his older brother, Menachem,on her own. Moshe attended a four-grade Yiddish school, was a member of the Gordonia Zionist youth movement, and sang in the Jewish Choral Temple choir. Hestarted apprenticeship in a haberdashery store at the age of twelve.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Joseph Aleksander Born August 3, 1923Warsaw, Poland Date of Interview June 23, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:57:03 Ghetto(s) Warsaw, Poland Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp)(generic)Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration Camp)Majdanek (Poland: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Natan Gipsman Born January 19, 1925Hindenburg (Upper Silesia, Prussia), Germany Date of Interview October 17, 1994 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:52:35 Ghetto(s) Bedzin (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration Camp)Schönebeck (Germany: Concentration Camp)
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.