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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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Excerpts from the Fortunoff Archive
Excerpts from the Fortunoff Archive
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Fortunoff Archive Announces 2019 Event Series Marking Forty Years of Video Testimony

For forty years, the Fortunoff Video Archives has recorded, preserved, and provided access to testimonies of survivors, witnesses, bystanders and liberators of the Holocaust. To mark this milestone, the Archive presents its 2019 event series, “Forty Years of Video Testimony.”

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