Series Introduction

Introducing “Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust”

Meet host Eleanor Reissa and hear excerpts of upcoming episodes featuring first-hand accounts of the Holocaust—drawn from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.

Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust is the only podcast dedicated to sharing the history of the Holocaust through the first-hand testimonies of survivors and witnesses. The podcast draws on recorded interviews from Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, which comprises the oral histories of over 4,000 people. It took incredible courage for these individuals to revisit their memories of Nazi-occupied Europe and provide testimony to the Fortunoff Video Archive; it is our duty to listen and share, so that the horrific events of the Holocaust do not fade from memory. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram for updates and please tell others to do the same. #thosewhowerethere #oralhistory

Episode Notes

Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust is the only podcast dedicated to sharing the history of the Holocaust through the first-hand testimonies of survivors and witnesses.

During this first season of the podcast, we’ll be presenting 10 episodes, which are drawn from the audio portion of the archive’s videotaped recordings. In every episode, a survivor or witness shares their own story.