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Renee describes the active Jewish cultural life that existed in her hometown of Goworowo, Poland, before the German invasion.
clip, poland / Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Rwandan Tutsi Genocide survivor Francoise Muteteli describes how one woman saved her life during the genocide by helping her hide. This clip is part of the IWitness activity The Bystander Effect.
clip, Rwandan Genocide / Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Walter Gordon describes his and his brother's journey from Lyon, France, to London, England, in 1938, to avoid the impending German invasion. They made their illegal border crossing on foot, in a boat, swimming, hiding in the mountains, and finally on a train to London.
clip / Thursday, January 7, 2016
Benjamin Oudkerk says that he decided to give his testimony so that his grandchildren could hear his story, and also to share how the kindness of one family saved his life.
clip / Friday, January 8, 2016
Agnes talks about the numerous conflicts she faced as she migrated from Romania to Sweden on an extremely long journey, including unpleasant interactions with numerous people and having to hide her money in her shoe.
clip / Wednesday, January 13, 2016
At the end of Celina Biniaz's testimony, her mother Phyllis Karp, also a Holocaust survivor, and Celina's husband Bini talk about Celina and the joy she has brought to their lives.
clip / Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Michael talks about the very generous act of some passing workers who threw all of the food they had to the starving Jewish people on the cattle cars until the guards realized what was happening and began shooting at these workers to scare them away.
clip / Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Leon Wells explains how he was able to come to America as a college student after survivng the Holocaust.
clip / Thursday, January 21, 2016
Zuzana talks about her work at the Jewish museum in the Czech Republic and how it is her mission to educate everyone about the history of the Jewish people and make it very understandable. She also aims to teach others to stand up to intolerance and take action.
clip / Thursday, January 21, 2016
Yehudah talks about several painters who were hired to create artwork as reports for the Germans. Many of these painters created illegal paintings that have survived, showing the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust and were sent to a camp as prisoners for their punishment.
clip / Monday, January 25, 2016
Edith Lowy describes how her family hid during the Holocaust and after a series of event, the family decided to voluntarily march into the nearby labor camp to avoid the consequences of being caught by the Nazis.
clip, female, edith lowy, jewish survivor, hiding / Monday, January 25, 2016
Oscar Abend describes how he made a living for himself and his family in Chicago after surviving the Holocaust.
clip / Thursday, January 28, 2016
In their talk, Cole, Giordano, Jaskot, and Knowles described the new research interests and goals that they have honed during their visit to USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research from Jan. 8-14. At the core of their research questions is the desire to foreground the experiences and voices of Holocaust survivors.
cagr, presentation, lecture, gis, Holocaust Geographies Collective / Tuesday, January 12, 2016