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A collection of clips from the Institute Archive that focus on interviewees describing particular feelings and emotions they experienced, such as fear, gratitude, and attitudes about others.
tcv / Wednesday, September 30, 2015
/ Monday, October 5, 2015
Possibly the most well-known example of these rescue operations involved individual British families agreeing to “host” children from Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic through a program known as Kindertransport. Through this program, organized by Sir Nicholas Winton, an estimated 10,000 refugee children, most of them Jewish, were housed in the United Kingdom during the war. These children were able to avoid ghettoization and camp experiences; in many cases, they were the only members of their families to survive the Holocaust.
tcv, kindertransport, child survivor / Friday, September 25, 2015
A collection of clips featuring Holocaust survivor Paula Lebovics speaking about her experiences before, during, and after World War II, including the conditions she had to undergo as a child at Auschwitz.
/ Wednesday, October 14, 2015
/ Thursday, November 5, 2015
/ Thursday, November 5, 2015
/ Monday, December 14, 2015
/ Thursday, February 4, 2016
Women's History Month, iwitness / Thursday, March 3, 2016
In honor of Women's History Month in March, discover some of the diverse experiences of women in the Visual History Archive.
/ Friday, March 4, 2016
To commemorate Genocide Awareness Month listen to clips of testimony from survivors across six genocides represented in the Visual History Archive. This testimony series follows the narrative of the "Pyramid of Hate," which lists the steps, beginning with Prejudiced Attitudes, Acts of Prejudice, Discrimination and then Violence, which lead to Genocide and Genocide Denial. Explore full-length testimony from the Visual History Archive
GAM / Friday, March 25, 2016
From April to July 1994, one of the most brutal genocides in human history occurred in Rwanda. It claimed the lives of 800,000 men, women, and children, most of whom were of Tutsi descent. Kwibuka, the official anniversary of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, is observed every year on April 7. Explore this selection of testimony clips of survivors and eyewitnesses to the genocide from the Visual History Archive.
GAM, rwanda, tcv / Thursday, April 7, 2016
David discusses his early life growing up in Pankow, Berlin and the large Jewish community established in the city before the war.
/ Friday, April 29, 2016
A new monument honoring victims of women’s slave labor camps, most of whom were Polish Jewish teenagers at the time, was unveiled on May 9th, 2016, the 71st anniversary of their liberation, in Trutnov, Czech Republic. The camps, part of Organization Shmelt, were located by textile mills and included: Gabersdorf, Parshnitz, Schatzlar, Ober Alstadt, Bernsdorf, Arnau, Dunkenthal, Hohenelbe, Ober Hohenelbe, Leibau and Bausnitz. After the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, they became concentration camps grouped under the administration of Gross-Rosen.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
A collection of testimony clips from WWII liberators who served in the United States Armed Forces.
liberator, tcv / Friday, May 27, 2016
/ Wednesday, June 1, 2016
/ Wednesday, June 8, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation presents 24 stories of genocide survivors who recall their experiences as refugees in their testimonies preserved in the Visual History Archive. Each clip of testimony to inspire, inform and shed light on the impact of war, genocide and massacre forcing individuals from their homes.
tcv, refugees, World Refugee Day / Wednesday, June 15, 2016
/ Wednesday, July 6, 2016
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
/ Friday, July 15, 2016
In this clip series, survivors and other witnesses to genocide recall the various ways they individually or collectively resisted injustice and discrimination during wartime, sometimes at great personal risk. What are the circumstances in which resisting authority becomes a moral duty? What forms can resistance take? What does the face of resistance look like?
résistance, discrimination / Friday, July 19, 2019
Guatemalan Genocide / Thursday, July 21, 2016
Listen to Jewish survivors and other eyewitnesses to the Holocaust describe watching the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. In preparation for the start of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the Nazis in power decided to minimize the presence of antisemitism in the city.
tcv, olympics / Thursday, July 28, 2016
Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a Portuguese diplomat stationed in Bordeaux in the late 1930s who issued tens of thousands of visas to Jewish families, in direct violation of anti-Jewish laws instituted by Portugal’s fascist government at the time. For this act of resistance, Sousa Mendes faced trials and conviction, leaving him to live out the rest of his life in poverty and disgrace, and his 15 children scattered all over Europe and the U.S.
aristides de sousa mendes / Friday, August 5, 2016
/ Thursday, August 11, 2016
/ Thursday, August 11, 2016
A Franciscan friar and Catholic priest, Maximillian Koble sacrificed his life for another man in Auschwitz. After 14 days of being confined in a prison cell without food or water Kolbe was murdered by SS guards. Kolbe was beatified and then canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1982, and known as “The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century.”
Maximillian Kolbe / Friday, August 12, 2016
A collection of testimony clips of Holocaust survivors who remembering hearing about the pogrom in the Polish town of Kielce. On July 4, 1946, mobs of Polish people attacked Jewish refugees and survivors returning to their homes after World War II had ended. In these testimony clips eyewitnesses recount the story of how over 40 Jewish people were murdered after they had already survived the Holocaust.
Kielce, blog / Monday, August 15, 2016
/ Monday, October 3, 2016