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Holocaust survivor Romana Farrington breaks down stereotypes about Catholic Poles during the Holocaust. This clip is part of the new IWitness activity What is "The Danger of a Single Story"?.
clip / Thursday, August 18, 2016
Frances Zatz describes the Polish Home Army's uprising in Warsaw, Poland in August 1944, which was spurred by the belief that Soviet forces across the Vistula River would liberate them. The Soviet army did not intervene, leaving the Warsaw inhabitants to defend themselves against heavy German fire. Among Warsaw Rising fighters were Polish Jews who survived Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that took place a year earlier. Some of them were prisoners of Gesiowka Concentration Camp liberated by Polish Home Army at the very beginning of the Risin, on August 4th, 1944.
clip / Friday, August 19, 2016
In 1912, only two athletes from the Ottoman Empire went  to compete in the Olympics - both were Armenian. Vahram Papazyan was one of them. During his testimony, he recalls fainting in the middle of his race because of anxiety over what he would do and what could happen if he won. During the 1912 Stockholm Olympics the Finnish team, who had participated since 1908 under the Russian flag, refused to march under the Russian flag and was allowed to do so.
clip / Monday, August 22, 2016
Holocaust survivor Michael Preisler describes how Father Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take the place of a man who was to be killed at Auschwitz for attempting to escape. Kolbe was locked in a bunker without food or water for two weeks before he was finally killed by lethal injection.
clip / Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Holocaust survivor Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis urges Jews to continue their practice of Judaism and to pass their love for their faith on to their children. Esther passed away August 23, 2016.
clip / Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Gordon Klasky describes the conditions of the Kutno ghetto in Poland.
/ Wednesday, August 24, 2016
After a short stay in the city's orphanage in Warsaw, Michal Glowiński was taken to a Catholic orphanage run by nuns in Turkowice, where he was hidden along with over thirty other Jewish children. The sisters showed dedication and kindness for hiding Jewish children. This is one of the first Polish-language clips to be added to the IWitness Watch page.
clip / Thursday, August 25, 2016
Barbara Stimler describes the conditions of the Kutno ghetto in Poland.
cagr / Thursday, August 25, 2016
Jack Bernstein describes the excitement in France when World War II ended and France was liberated from German occupation. There was a moment of panic when people spotted German soldiers marching through the town, but they were prisoners of war in the custody of French soldiers.
clip / Friday, August 26, 2016
Jack Bernstein describes the excitement in France when World War II ended and France was liberated from German occupation. There was a moment of panic when people spotted German soldiers marching through the town, but they were prisoners of war in the custody of French soldiers.
clip / Friday, August 26, 2016
A new Connections video from IWitness on Guidelines for Teaching with Testimony.
/ Monday, August 29, 2016
Abraham Grossman describes his art teacher Herr Kruger, who began each class with "Heil Hitler" and once tossed Grossman out of class because of the sandwich he had brought for lunch.
clip / Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Armenian Genocide scholar Israel Charny discusses the benefits of an international genocide early warning system.  
clip / Thursday, September 1, 2016
Eva talks about the liberation of Dachau by the American soldiers and how quiet it was leading up to the liberation. Many children who got sick from eating the candy and chocolate that the soldiers gave them.
clip / Friday, September 2, 2016
As a teenager, Bertie traveled to Johannesburg to start a new life with her adoptive parents. Although they did not agree with her desire to attend college, Lubinsky pursued other options in order to be able to finance her own formal education.
clip / Friday, September 2, 2016
In this clip from the new Echoes and Reflections lesson on Contemporary Antisemitism, Dachau liberator Felix Sparks explains why it is so important for him to speak out against Holocaust deniers.
clip / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Watch the official trailer for the documentary Finding Oscar that follows the search for a boy who is living proof of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre that wiped out a community in Guatemala.
/ Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Diego recuerda cuando empezaron los bombardeos en su aldea, él cuenta de su decisión de abandonar su casa y esconderse en las montañas perdiendo todo.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Diego Rivera Santiago / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Jesús Tecú Osorio cuenta cómo la comunidad intenta llevar a juicio al capitán del destacamento para hacerlo responsable y lo difícil que ha sido capturarlo.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Jesús Tecú Osorio / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Juliana cuenta cómo fueron las oportunidades de recibir una educación. Su madre no quería que fuera a la escuela, por considerar una forma de aculturación.
clip, female, Juliana Tun Xalin, Guatemalan Genocide / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Juliana cuenta cómo fue cuando llegaron organizaciones internacionales a las montañas para ayudarlos a salir sin peligro de ser perseguidos por el ejército.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Juliana Tun Xalin / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosa María cuenta como salieron corriendo escapando de la masacre a esconderse en el bosque montañoso.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, rosa maria tec cac / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosalina cuenta como empieza la persecución, la gente desaparecida y el miedo cambian la vida de su comunidad.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez, female / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosalina habla de la conciencia cultural y los grupos que surgieron enfocando en la identidad maya.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, roslina tuyuc velasquez / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Holocaust survivor Ruth Posner describes her experiences attending school to get her certification to become a dance teacher.
clip / Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Vivien Spitz describes her daily routine as a court reporter at the trial of Victor Brack, Karl Brandt and other SS doctors in Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-47.
clip / Thursday, September 8, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide survivor Juliana Tun Xalin describes how she and others were evacuated from the mountains after hiding there for several years during the genocide.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016
Rosalina shares what her grandparents taught her about her Mayan heritage.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide survivor Diego remembers when the bombing began in his village. He recounts his decision to leave home and hide in the mountains, losing everything.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016
Jesus explains how some in his community thought he was "ungrateful" for helping to put a perpetrator of the genocide in jail. The man himself even told Jesus he wished Jesus had killed him so he wouldn't have to be in jail.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016

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