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.
The Fortunoff Video Archive’s new podcast series, Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust, attempts to open a window on the collection and provide broader access to the stories of survivors and witnesses. Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and other platforms. Updates on the series and additional material, including video excerpts from the original recordings, will be available on Twitter and Instagram.