Honoring the Youngest Female Survivor of Schindler's List

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:49am
“Oskar Schindler saved my life but Steven Spielberg gave me a voice,” Holocaust survivor Celina Biniaz.
“Oskar Schindler saved my life but Steven Spielberg gave me a voice,” Holocaust survivor Celina Biniaz.

Students to Host Genocide Survivor Poetry Event

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 5:00pm
On Tuesday, April 19, Celina Biniaz and Edith Umugiraneza will read poetry they’ve written about their experiences during the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide, respectively, in “When Memories Unfold: Poetry After Genocide.”
On Tuesday, April 19, Celina Biniaz and Edith Umugiraneza will read poetry they’ve written about their experiences during the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide, respectively, in “When Memories Unfold: Poetry After Genocide.”
Day 46 of 70 Days of Testimony: Celina Biniaz on Auschwitz & Oskar Schindler

Celina Biniaz describes how she and her parents were selected to be on Schindler’ List. She also recalls when the women transport from Plaszow was sent to Auschwitz instead of to the Schindler factory in Brünnlitz. This is the 46th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 

Celina Biniaz on transportation to Auschwitz

Celina Biniaz describes how she and her parents were selected to be on Schindler’ List. She also recalls when the women transport from Plaszow was sent to Auschwitz instead of to the Schindler factory in Brünnlitz.

Today Show Airs Segment on USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:38am
NBC's Today helped commemorate USC Shoah Foundation's 20th anniversary Monday with a segment featuring founder Steven Spielberg and Maria Shriver.
NBC's Today helped commemorate USC Shoah Foundation's 20th anniversary Monday with a segment featuring founder Steven Spielberg and Maria Shriver.

Women Survivors Discuss Prevention and Forgiveness After Genocide

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Celina Biniaz, Edith Umugiraneza and Sara Pol-Lim shared their stories of survival and resilience at the last Genocide Awareness Month event at USC on Tuesday, “Women of the Holocaust, Cambodia and Rwanda: Three Survivors in Conversation.”
Celina Biniaz, Edith Umugiraneza and Sara Pol-Lim shared their stories of survival and resilience at the last Genocide Awareness Month event at USC on Tuesday, “Women of the Holocaust, Cambodia and Rwanda: Three Survivors in Conversation.”
Celina Biniaz on life after the Holocaust

Celina Biniaz speaks on the importance of educating others to stand up to bigotry and fight intolerance. She reflects on how she has implemented those teachings in her career as an educator and also as a mother and grandmother.

Celina Biniaz with a Message to the Future

Celina Biniaz asks future generations to see the good in others to prevent genocides from happening again.

 

Celina Biniaz on the liberation of Brünnlitz Concentration Camp

Celina Biniaz, a “Schindler Jew”, remembers hearing about the end of the war while listening to an underground radio at the munitions factory set up by Oskar Schindler in the Brünnlitz concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Brünnlitz concentration camp was liberated by the Soviet armed forces in May 1945. With the approach of the Soviets, Oskar Schindler left and arranged for several of the camp personnel to leave as well. Celina Biniaz remembers her liberation and describes her liberators.

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