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Jack talks about the liberation of Buchenwald on April 11 by the American soldiers. He said they could see them approaching. Everyone was incredibly relieved, however, many people still died due to dysentery.
clip / Tuesday, June 7, 2016
/ Wednesday, June 8, 2016
/ Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Armenian Genocide survivor Alexander Aintablian describes the lists of names of who was going to be deported that were posted in his town, and how he survived at an orphanage.
clip / Thursday, June 9, 2016
In this video clip, Johan Klisser recalls when he was 16 years old and separated from his parents in Amsterdam. At one point during his attempt at hiding from the Nazis, he stayed with a gay couple who were part of the Dutch resistance.
gay, homosexual, gay pride, hiding, netherlands, Johan Klisser, jewish survivor, tcv, clip / Thursday, June 9, 2016
Holocaust survivor Hans Schönfrank describes his journey through France after the war with other refugee children. 
clip / Friday, June 10, 2016
Holocaust rescuer/aid provider Bertram Schaeffner describes how gay people in Nazi Germany had to hide their relationships in public. They could be punished for speaking to each other on the street if they couldn't prove how they knew each other.
clip / Monday, June 13, 2016
/ Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Holocaust survivor Roslyn Goldofsky explains her conflicting feelings about being Jewish after the Holocaust.
clip / Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Jewish survivor Rita Kuhn discusses her interest in speaking with her Nazi cousin to learn a lot more about her experiences in the Holocaust. She says that her past did not exist to her until she openly discussed it in 1985, and she was finally able to share her experiences publicly in Berlin in 1988.
clip / Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Jewish survivor Fred Anstcherl talks about being boycotted by the Swiss Jews while living as refugees in Switzerland. The indigenous Jewish community believed the Austrian and German Jewish refugees would undermine their existence, and they did not want them in their country. The Quakers and other Christian groups were very kind to the refugees by contrast.
clip, male, jewish survivor, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Ruth Bernard talks about being a Jewish refugee in Stotfold, England and the difficult physical conditions they endured to obtain basic things such as water, a kitchen, and school. She remembers the farmer that she stayed with couldn’t believe that she was Jewish because she looked so normal.
clip, female, jewish survivor, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Ida Chait talks about her experience as a Jewish refugee in Komi, Russia and having to relocate to Samarkand in cattle cars on a journey that took over 30 days. She and her family had to live on the streets of Samarkand for 6 weeks, until her father was able to get a job as a tailor.
clip, jewish survivor, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Fritz Schulmann fled to the Philippines from Nazi controlled Germany in 1939. Fritz remembers his life as a refugee in the coastal town Bacolod and reflects on the generosity of his German-Filipino landlord.
clip, male, jewish survivor, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Tutsi survivor Live Wesige describes how his life changed dramatically when living in a refugee camp in Goma. Coming from a privileged family, Wesige wasn’t prepared for the means of survival.
clip, tutsi survivor, male, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Susan Dregely, talks about her experience as a child in a displaced persons camp. She and the other children were able to create their own world among the many people still suffering.
clip, female, jewish survivor, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Armenian survivor Richard Ashton describes the difficult conditions he and his family endured as they made their way to a “Near East Relief” camp. They were relieved when they arrived, until they realized cholera had broken out and many people were dying.
clip, male, armenian survivor, Armenian Genocide, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Walter Joelson talks about his experience at Busserach, the refugee camp in Switzerland. He describes the difficult conditions he was forced to endure but says that he was simply happy to be free and not living in fear anymore. He also says that some of the Swiss people expressed kindness to him by supplying him with socks and other supplies.  
clip, male, jewish survivor, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Armenian survivor Garabed Der Minasian describes having to pack up and leave behind his home with his family when Turkish authorities had surrounded their town. With nowhere to go, Garabed and his family were forced to leave and survive on their own.
clip, male, armenian survivor, Armenian Genocide, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Armenian Survivor Louis Genjian talks about his difficult journey alongside other Armenian refugees after leaving behind their homes. At night, Turkish men would come and steal young girls and children, never to be seen again. The refugees hardly slept at night and had to keep walking every day or be left behind.
clip, male, armenian survivor, Armenian Genocide, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Armenian survivor Elise Taft remembers the Turkish soldiers telling the Armenian refugees that it was for their own safety to leave their homes. She was excited to ride on a train for the first time, but quickly realized how terrible the situation was.
clip, female, armenian survivor, Armenian Genocide, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Rolf Allan and his family settled in England during the war, after attempting to travel to Cuba on the St. Louis ship. They had very little with them and found it difficult to settle in, as they were not welcomed initially in England because they were German. 
clip, jewish survivor, st louis, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Alfred Broch discusses the internment process that Jewish refugees underwent in England and the various categories of freedom they were given with levels A, B and C.
clip, male, jewish survivor, alfred broch, refugee / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Barbara Schubak explains what happened when she snuck back to her old house from the ghetto. Her longtime neighbors had moved in and refused to let her in, even though they had been friends for years.
clip / Thursday, June 16, 2016
Armenian Genocide survivor Koko Mazloumian describes his family's hotel, the Baron, in Aleppo, Syria, and a few of the poeple who stayed there during the genocide period.
clip / Friday, June 17, 2016
Sol Filler shares two examples of how jokes helped him get through the difficult experiences of the Holocaust.
clip / Monday, June 20, 2016
Iraqi Holocaust survivor J. Khazzoom describes an incident in which he and his brother decided to prepare boiling water to pour on a mob coming to attack their home. His father told them that Jews do not kill anyone and made them stop.
clip / Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Jack Warga explains the difficulties he and his father had keeping their memories of the Holocaust alive years later when many people had stopped caring about what happened.
clip / Thursday, June 23, 2016
Ralph Romberg explains how surviving the Holocaust insired him to stand up for all people who are victims of discrimination and prejudice.
clip / Friday, June 24, 2016
Gabor Hirsch describes his physical condition when Soviet soldiers liberated him in Auschwitz on January 27, 1945.
clip / Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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