A Jew from Poland describes his experiences in the concentration and slave labor camps of Plaszow, Skarzysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt.
Helen K. Edited Testimony
A survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, Majdanek and Auschwitz relates her wartime experiences and describes her postwar reunion with her husband whom she had married in the ghetto.
Edith P. Edited Testimony
A survivor from eastern Czechoslovakia, Edith tells of her family's evacuation to a brick factory, her life in Auschwitz and in Salzwedel, where she worked as a cook for the SS.
Paul D., Edited Testimony
A child survivor from Hummene, Slovakia, he relates his wartime experiences of flight, hiding, and living "on the Aryan side." Some profanity.
Renee H., Edited Testimony
Renee H. tells how she served as the "ears" of her deaf parents and her younger sister during occupation in Bratislava. She describes her life in Bergen-Belsen with her sister.
Rabbi Baruch G. Edited Testimony
A survivor from Mlawa, Poland, Rabbi G. chronicles the destruction of his closely knit extended family and his experiences in numerous concentration and slave labor camps.
Rachel G. Edited Testimony
A child survivor from Brussels, Belgium lovingly recalls the kindness of the priest, nuns, and childless couple who helped her survive in hiding.
Menachem S. Edited Testimony
A child survivor relates his vivid memories of Krakow, the German occupation, and moving to the ghetto and to Plaszow concentration camp.
Eva B. Edited Testimony
This edited testimony, produced for the 40th anniversary of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, is of Eva B., who was born in Berlin, Germany. She describes her experiences in Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Oederan.
Fred O. Edited Testimony
Fred O. describes his futile attempt to save his parents and the last time he saw them before their murder at a mass grave, then discusses his sadness at liberation.
Leon W. Edited Testimony
This edited testimony, produced for the 40th anniversary of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, is of Leon W., born in Łódź, Poland. He describes living in the Łódź ghetto and experiences in Częstochowa, Buchenwald, and Sonneberg.
Sally H. Edited Testimony
This edited testimony, produced for the 40th anniversary of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, is of Sally H., who was born in Zwoleń, Poland. She describes ghettoization, working in slave labor camps in Skarżysko-Kamienna and Częstochowa, and postwar antisemitism.
Bystander and Two Survivors
Excerpts from three testimonies: a Jesuit priest from Hungarian-occupied Kosice, a religious Jew from Poland, and a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, Majdanek and Auschwitz.
Seeing: Witnesses Recall their Experiences
Five survivors and witnesses describe their experiences during the Holocaust period.
Survivors' reflections on the effects of their Holocaust experiences upon their lives and those of their children.
As seen through the eyes of survivors, witnesses and rescuers who had experiences similar to Anne Frank's, this program takes the viewer beyond the hiding place and the Diary.
And Everything Else Was History
Survivors describe specific memories, reflect upon how and why they remember particular incidents and the impact of these memories on their present lives.
Witness: Voices from the Holocaust
The stories of nineteen witnesses and survivors -- an American POW, resistance fighters, a Jesuit priest, an American liberator, a Hitler Youth, as well as ghetto and camp survivors -- are woven together to create a narrative of the Holocaust in the words of those who experienced it.
Yugoslav Voices from the Holocaust
Survivors from the former Yugoslavia describe the Sephardic Jewish community before the war, life under the Nazis, liberation, and the challenges they faced after the Holocaust.
Those Who Were There
This edited program introduces the goals and interviewing process of the archive when it was first established at Yale University. It was first shown at the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in 1983 to encourage survivors to come forward and give their testimony.
The Last Time I Saw Them
Five Holocaust survivors describe the terror of being separated from their parents in this short documentary that draws on recorded testimonies from the Fortunoff Video Archive, historic images, and family photographs.
Frances B. and Sylvia G. excerpt from The Last Time I Saw Them
Frances and Sylvia, sisters born in Velky Berezeny, Czechoslovakia, in 1924 and 1928 respectively. Separated from their parents at Auschwitz.
Fred M. excerpt from The Last Time I Saw Them
Fred, born in Berlin, Germany, in 1927. Separated from his parents when he was sent to the Netherlands on a Kindertransport.
Anita S. excerpt from The Last Time I Saw Them
Anita, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1930. Separated from her mother at Auschwitz.
Heda K. excerpt from The Last Time I Saw Them
Heda, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1919. Separated from her mother at Auschwitz.
Remembering Częstochowa, Poland
Seven survivors from Częstochowa, Poland describe their lives before the war; German invasion; ghettoization; mass killings; deportations; slave labor in German factories established in Częstochowa; liberation by Soviet troops, and their losses.