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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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In Memoriam: Helene Rosenberg (1923-2020)

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Helene Rosenberg, a pillar of the local Jewish community in New Haven and one of the early witnesses who gave testimony to the Holocaust Survivors Film Project (HSFP) in 1980.
 
Along with her husband, William (Willi) Rosenberg, who served as the President of the HSFP, Helene advocated fiercely for the commemoration and documentation of the Holocaust by the HSFP, and its successor organization the Fortunoff Video Archive. Our organization is forever indebted to their vision.

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Helene Rosenberg
Helene Rosenberg
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