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Friday, February 27, 2015
Ruth Bachner recalls how her family was saved by Father Bruno Reynders who organized different locations for her family members to hide. Ruth recalls how she and her brother lived in a convent while her parents stayed in a separate location in Belgium.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Faigie Libman describes the roll call procedures in the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto located in Lithuania. She remember being terrified every time she would see the cruel Gestapo sergeant.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Barbara Gerson Born May 30, 1924Warsaw, Poland Date of Interview December 4, 1997 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:29:15 Ghetto(s) Czestochowa (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Tschenstochau (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic) Other experiences War crimes trial participant
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Paula LebovicsBornSeptember 25, 1933Ostrowiec (Kielce), PolandDate of InterviewMarch 16, 1995Location of InterviewCalifornia, U.S.A.Length of Interview3:12:50Ghetto(s)Ostrowiec (Kielce, Poland: Ghetto)Camp(s)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Frances Flumenbaum Born June 10, 1923Slawków, Poland Date of Interview February 4, 1996 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:24:51 Ghetto(s) Sosnowiec (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Ludwigsdorf (Germany: Concentration Camp)Ottmuth (Germany: Concentration Camp) Other Experiences
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp)(generic)Ravensbrück (Germany, Concentration Camp)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Drancy (France: Concentration Camp)Neustadt-Glewe (Germany: Concentration Camp)
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 Engelina Billauer Born July 29, 1927Berlin, Germany Date of Interview March 1, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:30:22 Camp(s) Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)Stutthof (Danzig (FC): Concentration Camp)Goldfields (Estonia: Concentration Camp)Ereda (Estonia: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Fela Gipsman Born September 5, 1926Bedzin, Poland Date of Interview October 17, 1994 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview :53:41 Camp(s) Sosnowitz (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)Blechhammer (Germany: Concentration Camp)Schatzlar (Czechoslovakia: Concentration Camp) Liberated by
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Gerda KleinBornMay 8, 1924Bielsko, PolandDate of InterviewDecember 7, 1995Location of InterviewArizona, U.S.A.Length of Interview3:09:23Ghetto(s)Bielsko Biala (Poland: Ghetto)Camp(s)Helmsbrechts (German: Concentration Camp)Bolkenhain (Germany: Concentration Camp)Grünberg in Schlesien (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Renée Firestone is a survivor of the Holocaust and was among our first interviewees. She became a successful fashion designer, as well as a frequent speaker about her experiences during the war in schools, museums and other educational settings.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Sally RoismanBornOctober 2, 1930Sosnowiec (Kielce), PolandDate of InterviewOctober 23, 1996Location of InterviewCalifornia, U.S.A.Length of Interview1:54:05Ghetto(s)Sosnowiec (Poland: Ghetto)Camp(s)Bergen-Belsen (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 Hilda Eisen Born April 24, 1917Izbica (Lódz, Poland), Russia/Soviet Union Date of Interview June 18, 2001 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:09:07 Ghetto(s) Miedzyrzec (Lublin, Poland: Ghetto) Went into hiding Yes Member of underground, resistance or partisan group Yes
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Regina Lewin Born October 3, 1927Bedzin, Poland Date of Interview January 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:32:06 Ghetto(s) Bedzin (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Dunkelthal (Czechoslovakia: Concentration Camp)Ober Altstadt (Czechoslovakia: Concentration Camp) Liberated by
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)  
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 Sonia Berson Born February 20, 1922Belchatów, Poland Date of Interview October 31, 1994 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:24:40 Ghetto(s) Lódz, Poland Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp)(generic)Stutthof (Danzig (FC): Concentration Camp)Putzig (Danzig (FC): Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Vladka Meed Born January 1, 1922Warsaw, Poland Date of Interview May 15, 1996 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:19:46 Ghetto(s) Warsaw, Poland Went into hiding Yes Member of underground, resistance or partisan group Yes Other experiences
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)
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PortugueseMiriam Nekrycz describes the first few days upon arrival with her family at the Luck Ghetto, Poland, in 1941. She remembers the inadequate housing accommodations and the overcrowded conditions in which her family lived. She also recalls the extreme cold weather and the pervasive hunger in the ghetto due to lack of food.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Clara Isaacman (née Heller) was born in Borsa, Romania, before WWII. Due to rampant anti-Semitism, her family left Romania and moved to Antwerp, Belgium inthe late 1920s, when Clara was a child. Clara’s father, Shalom, was in the diamond business and owned a soda factory. Clara attended a Hebrew school and a publicschool in Antwerp.