Roman Kent on arriving at Auschwitz

Roman Kent describes the moment the cattle car door’s opened and the utter chaos of arriving to Auschwitz.

Eva Kor on her experience with Josef Mengele

Eva Kor and her twin sister Miriam were experimented on by infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. She describes how one experiment had nearly killed her but she promised herself she would survive.

Dario Gabbai on being a Sonderkommando

Dario Gabbai recalls his experiences as a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. He was forced to usher people into gas chambers, and then haul out the bodies, take them to the crematorium, and clean up the room for the next group of victims.

Branko Lustig on returning to Auschwitz for a film shoot

Branko Lustig, producer of Schindler’s List and our 50,000th interviewee in the Visual History Archive; recalls returning to Auschwitz during the filming of the TV mini-series War and Remembrance. Branko also describes how important it is not only to remember the Holocaust but also for future generations to learn from it.

Day 64 of 70 Days of Testimony: Miriam Ziegler on escape

Miriam Ziegler describes her experiences with her family in the camp. She recounts a joyous reunion with her grandmother as well as an escape from execution with her great aunt. This is the 64th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

Day 63 of 70 Days of Testimony: Tova Friedman on evading the death march

Tova Friedman recounts how she and her mother hid in the camp's hospital during the camp's liquidation. The two were liberated a week later. This is the 63rd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

Day 62 of 70 Days of Testimony: Helena Silvers on forced labor in the camp hospital

Helena Silvers recounts how she escaped death in the camp's hospital. Additionally, she recalls how she became a worker in the camp, an action she believes saved her life. This is the 62nd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

Day 61 of 70 Days of Testimony: John Bergeisen on the destruction of Auschwitz

John Bergeisen recounts the task of dismantling the camp's gas chambers before Russian soldiers arrived at Auschwitz. This is the 61st testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

Emerich Fuchs

Emerich Fuchs remembers how, upon arriving at Auschwitz, he saw families together on the premises, leading him and other new arrivals to believe that their own families would be able to stay intact.

Susan Pollack

Susan Pollack recalls what it was like to be selected for life or death by Dr. Josef Mengele in cursory fashion.

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