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Holocaust Studies *: Survivor Testimonies

This guide is intended to help any faculty, graduate, or undergraduate student find resources in the area of Holocaust Studies.

Survivor Testimonies

British Library Holocaust Recordings
"The testimonies now available are drawn from a major oral history programme - The Living Memory of the Jewish Community - which between 1987 and 2000 gathered 186 audio life story interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their children. It was initiated by National Life Stories based in the BL's oral history section and funded by a number of organisations including the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, the John S Cohen Foundation and the Porjes Charitable Trust."

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
"This archive 'is a collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust.' A portion of the segments is available online. The archive is associated with Yale University's sterling Memorial Library."

Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
"Presents nearly 52,000 testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, representing individuals from 56 countries, speaking in 32 languages. While the majority of the interviews are with Jewish Holocaust survivors (around 49,000), the archive also includes the testimonies of political prisoners, Sinti and Roma (Gypsy) survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, survivors of eugenics policies, and homosexual survivors as well as rescuers, liberators, and participants in war crimes trials."

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