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In honor of the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Sudetenland women’s forced labor camps, listen to the testimony of Gerda Frieberg, who returned to Trutnov, Czech Republic, for the unveiling of a monument recognizing the suffering of 5,000 Jewish young women imprisoned there from 1940- May 8, 1945.  In addition, listen to the testimonies of interviewees who survived the concentration camps in the area of Trutnov and who performed textile forced labor under difficult living conditions.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Sabina discusses her transfer from the Sosnowiec-Dulag camp to Gabersdorf. She traveled by train with a group of women and was told that she would either be working in a cotton factory or live through the war.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Natalie talks about the last time she saw her mother, when she was taken away with a group of young girls on a wagon. Natalie was taken to a train station where she was transfered from Jaworzno to Sosnowiec-Dulag, with only the socks and shoes on her feet.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Helga discusses her time at the Gabersdorf camp. She talks about her experiences working in a textile factory, with about 360 girls. While working one night, she injured her hand terribly in the machine she worked on and was terribly hurt for some time. 
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Sally discusses her difficult time living in the Parschnitz camp. She remembers going through a camp selection for Dr. Mengele and trying her absolute best to stay out of the way of the guards. Hope was the only thing that kept her going and she believed she still had a future. 
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Manya describes the terrible conditions of Kratzau concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Sala shows a photograph of herself wearing the rubber apron with the Yellow Star as a uniform during her forced labor assignment in the Gabersdorf concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Eta describes the physical condition of Hungarian prisoners from Auschwitz upon their arrival at Ober-Alstadt camp.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Esther describes humiliation she experienced and additional work she was made to perform at Ober-Alstadt.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Sala describes the struggle for survival at Schatzlar concentration camp and how she and her friends helped each other to survive.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Tosia describes the liberation of Gabersdorf concentration camp by the Soviet armed forces.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Rita Geibel says that women who served in the military overseas did not get as much recognition for their service as men.
clip / Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Anita talks about working extremely hard to receive a college education from Hunter College, graduating with honors and as a Woodrow Wilson nominee, and also received her masters degree from Queens College.
clip / Thursday, May 12, 2016
Fred talks about his experience accompanying Governor Christie Whitman to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. when she was running for her position. 
clip / Thursday, May 12, 2016
Jewish survivor Mark recalls his experience and feelings leaving behind his family as he boarded the "Kindertransport" with a group of other Jewish child refugees. This clip is part of the new JFCS testimony collection.
clip / Monday, May 16, 2016
Holocaust survivor Peter Schattner describes the living conditions of Jewish refugees in Shanghai.
clip / Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Judah reflects on his relationship with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Judah met with him in Boston regarding a press release directed to the American Jewish press. After Eisenhower was elected, Judah was invited to the White House with his family where they had a very pleasant meeting.
clip / Tuesday, May 17, 2016
WWII liberator Sidney Shafner reflects on his friendship with Holocaust survivor Marcel Levy after the pair met when Dachau was liberated in 1945.
clip, male, liberator, dachau, friendship, liberation, Sidney Shafner / Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Fred remembers a conversation he had with a German soldier about the Nazi military ideology, in addition to the ideology about the German "reich." The Nazis intended to create this "reich" using any method because they believed they were the "supermen."
clip / Thursday, May 19, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation, writer Robin Migdol sits down with Manuk Avedikyan, program administrator for the Armenian Genocide Testimony Collection. Manuk describes the intricate process of translating and subtitling of the Armenian language testimonies.
A Closer Look, Armenian Genocide, interview, Armenian Genocide Collection, video / Monday, May 23, 2016
Eva Szekely shares the incredible story of how she unexpectedly met the same Arrow Cross member who spared her from being shot into the Danube River as a child years later at a swimming competiton.
clip / Monday, May 23, 2016
US veteran James Matthews describes what he saw upon entering Nordhausen. He was shocked to see the emaciated prisoners and dead bodies. May is Military Appreciation Month.
clip / Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Beatrice talks about how pleasant life was living in Bucharest before the war, remembering a park at the center of the city. She recalls the Jewish community being very integrated within all facets of the city.
clip / Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Theoneste Karenzi addresses concerns about justice and shame for genocide perpetrators, and responds to Genocide against the Tutsi deniers.
clip / Thursday, May 26, 2016
Howard Cwick was born in the Bronx, New York, on August 25, 1923, to Samuel and Sarah Cwick, both Polish immigrants. Howard had an older sister, Sylvia. TheCwick family spoke both English and Yiddish, kept a kosher home, and attended synagogue three times a week. Howard went to school at P.S. 100 in the Bronx beforegoing on to Brooklyn Technical High School. When he was seven years old, Howard received his first camera and became interested in photography.
male, liberator, soldier, Buchenwald, clip, unesco / Friday, May 27, 2016
 Nimrod Ariav shares 'his message to the future.'
/ Friday, May 27, 2016
Sam tells the story of his father being taken away and ultimately sent to Auschwitz. In the process of trying to save his father, Sam's entire family was almost taken prisoner. Sam, his brother, his sister and his mother were all able to escape except his father.
clip / Friday, May 27, 2016
Activist and Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein explains why she believes social activism is a duty for all. Hedy died May 26, 2016, at age 91.
clip / Tuesday, May 31, 2016
In this clip, Bertram Schaffner recounts a visit to Berlin in 1936 in which he attempts to approach another man in the park and learns about the danger such a meeting in public poses under Nazi rule.
gay, gay pride, homosexual, rescuer, paragraph 175, Bertram Schaffner, tcv, clip / Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Edith Eger describes how she was made to dance for Dr. Josef Mengele during the selection upon her arrival at Auschwitz.
clip / Wednesday, June 1, 2016