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.
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