Fortunoff Edited Testimonies on Youtube

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 child from age four to seven, with the aid of several Polish women. He reflects upon his...
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 concentration and slave labor camps of Płaszów, Skarżysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt....
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 her survive in hiding. She also recounts her postwar reunion and experiences with her...
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 Auschwitz, and their separation upon arrival. She describes her life in Auschwitz and later in...
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 evident pride in his own resourcefulness and that of the adults who cared for him, he...
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 her determination to survive as an act of defiance against Hitler, a decision she reached...
Survivors' reflections on the effects of their Holocaust experiences upon their lives and those of their children.

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