The archive’s collection consists of over 4,400 testimonies that record the experiences of over 4,000 survivors, witnesses, bystanders and liberators of the Holocaust. Our testimonies are available for research and can be watched at over 70 access sites worldwide, including at the Fortunoff Archive’s office at Yale University.
Researchers can visit either the Fortunoff Archive or our access sites to view testimonies from our collection. You do not need to be part of the Yale community or affiliated with an academic institution to use the majority of our testimonies. However, certain testimonies are restricted at the donor’s request. Detailed information about any restrictions will be present in either the catalog record or the Aviary record. The Fortunoff Archive is open by appointment to researchers outside the Yale community. To schedule an appointment or to otherwise learn more about viewing testimonies at the archive, please contact us. If you are a Yale affiliate, you can learn how to view testimonies throughout campus here. Our testimonies are not just available for research–we also release excerpts of them for use in publications, documentaries, films, podcasts, and other media. Licensing is required and limits on testimony usage may apply. We encourage you to contact us to learn more.