On May 2, 1979, four Holocaust survivors gave testimony to Dr. Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock at Dr. Laub’s office on Howard Avenue in New Haven. It was the first taping of survivors on video by what would become the Holocaust Survivors Film Project — the predecessor to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Forty years later, the archive continues to record, preserve, and provide access to testimonies of survivors, witnesses, bystanders and liberators of the Holocaust. To mark this milestone, the Fortunoff Video Archive presents its 2019 event series, “Forty Years of Video Testimony.” For event details, dates and locations see the event series webpage here.
All events are open to the public. The event series is co-sponsored by Yale’s Judaic Studies Program; Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism; the Genocide Studies Program; Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale; and the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.