Testimony Excerpts Thematic Programs
8046 Testimony Excerpts - Bystander and Two Survivors
Excerpts from three testimonies. A Jesuit priest, who during the war was a seminarian in Hungarian-occupied Kosice, 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. 35 minutes.
8060 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 young girl in Locise, Poland; another who was deported from the Warsaw ghetto to Majdanek; a Jewish male survivor of Skarzysko-Kamienna; and a woman survivor or Auschwitz. 16 minutes. Excerpts from one of the testimonies in this program are available online.
8061 Future Imperfect
Survivors' reflections on the effects of their Holocaust experiences upon their lives and those of their children. 12 minutes. Excerpts from one of the testimonies are available online.
8064 Parallel Paths
8067 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. 26 minutes.
8076 Witness: Voices from the Holocaust
8081 Yugoslav Voices from the Holocaust
Many aspects of the history of the Holocaust in the former Yugoslavia is told through the voices of those that survived it. The program includes excerpts of Jews rescued by Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians; a Serbian non-Jewish rescuer whose husband was shot for hiding Jews; survivors of concentration camps in Yugoslavia those deported elsewhere; camp escapees; and partisans. The survivor and witness testimonies were recorded in the United States, Israel, and the former Yugoslavia between 1982 and 1996. They tell of the Sephardic Jewish community before the war, life under the Nazis, liberation, and the challenges they faced after the Holocaust. 30 minutes with some subtitles