Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Testimony Excerpts - Bystander and Two Survivors (HVT-8046)

A Jesuit priest, who during the war was a seminarian in Hungarian-occupied Košice, now Slovakia, vividly describes two personal encounters with the suffering and horrors of the Holocaust, and laments his inability to intervene or protest on behalf of the victims. A religious Jew from Poland describes the liquidation of the Jews of his town, including the murder of his grandmother, which he witnessed. He speaks of his experiences in slave labor and concentration camps, and tells how he was able to retain his faith and humanity in spite of his wartime experiences. A survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, Majdanek and Auschwitz speaks of her wartime experiences, her postwar reunion with her husband and present pessimism about the world situation.

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