In Focus: Edited Programs

Fred O. Edited Testimony: A physician, Fred O. recalls the health problems resulting from pervasive lice in the Warsaw and Hrubieszów ghettos. He describes his futile attempt to save his parents and the last time he saw them before their... see more

Seeing: Witnesses Recall their Experiences. Survivors and witnesses describe their experiences during the Holocaust period. Included are a Jesuit priest who was a seminarian in Hungarian-occupied Czechoslovakia; a Jewish woman who was a... see more

Testimony Excerpts - Bystander and Two Survivors: Excerpts from three testimonies: A Jesuit priest, who during the war was a seminarian in Hungarian-occupied Košice, now Slovakia, vividly describes two personal encounters with the... see more

Yugoslav Voices from the Holocaust: Many aspects of the history of the Holocaust in the former Yugoslavia are told through the voices of those who survived it. The program includes excerpts of Jews rescued by Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians... see more

Renée H. Edited Testimony: From the point of view of the child that she was at the time, a survivor of Bergen-Belsen from Bratislava, Slovakia relates her wartime experiences. She tells how, in German- occupied Bratislava, she served as... see more

Rabbi Baruch G. Edited Testimony: A survivor from Mława, Poland tells of his childhood and youth. Recollections of the joyous Passovers of his childhood call to mind his feelings of loneliness at his son's Bar Mitzvah, at which there was... see more

Witness: Voices from the Holocaust. Nineteen first-person accounts of witnesses, including Jews, non-Jews, American POWs, GIs who first entered the camps, a member of the Hitler youth, a Jesuit priest, resistance fighters, and child... see more

And Everything Else Is History: Survivors describe specific memories, reflect upon how and why they remember particular incidents, and the impact of these memories on their present lives.

Parallel Paths: 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. The testimony excerpts follow the path of... see more

Menachem S. Edited Testimony: A child survivor relates his vivid memories of Kraków, the German occupation, and moving to the ghetto and to Płaszów concentration camp. He tells of being smuggled out of the camp and surviving as a street... see more

Leon S. Edited Testimony: A Jew from Poland tells his story with painful deliberation. He describes the liquidation of the Jews of his town, during which he witnesses the murder of this grandmother, and his experiences in the... see more

Rachel G. Edited Testimony: A child survivor from Brussels, Belgium, relates her wartime experiences. She tells of her leave taking from her parents, and lovingly recalls the kindness of the priest, nuns, and childless couple who helped... see more

Edith P. Edited Testimony: A survivor from eastern Czechoslovakia relates her wartime experiences in an emotionally powerful and unusually poetic way. She tells of her family's evacuation to a brick factory, their train journey to... see more

Paul D. Edited Testimony: Illustrating his recollections with photographs, a child survivor from Humenné, Slovakia describes an early childhood full of love and warmth in spite of the death of his father when he was three years old. With... see more

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 at the age of 16. She emphasizes... see more

Future Imperfect: Survivors' reflections on the effects of their Holocaust experiences upon their lives and those of their children.