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Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising 12,000 recorded hours of videotape.
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We record the stories of those who were there.

In 1979, a grassroots organization called the Holocaust Survivors Film Project began videotaping Holocaust survivors and witnesses in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1981, the original collection of testimonies was deposited at Yale University and we opened our doors to the public the following year.

Interview with Laurel Vlock and Jolly Z.
Interview with Laurel Vlock and Jolly Z. (HVT-34, HVT 220, HVT-972)
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The Fortunoff Archive aims to make its collection accessible worldwide.
Excerpts from the Fortunoff Archive
Excerpts from the Fortunoff Archive
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Symposium: Dr. Dori Laub's contributions across the disciplines

Dr. Laub made important contributions to the development of video testimony as a means of documenting survivors’ experiences, the establishment of the Genocide Studies program at Yale, and advances in the study of trauma. The symposium will include keynote presentations from Lawrence Langer, Taylor Krauss, and a panel consisting of Joanne Rudof, Professor Ben Kiernan, and Dr. Elizabeth Brett. The symposium will conclude with a screening of excerpts from a documentary on the life and career of Dr. Laub. To view the program, click here

Dori Laub presenting at an archive event
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