Oral History Projects Related to the Holocaust
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Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies - Archive containing more than 4,300 interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses that is located in the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. Although one must visit the archive itself to access the interviews, short excerpts are availible online. Teachers may borrow edited versions of interviews for educational purposes.
Holocaust Memorial Center - Zekelman Family Campus - Described as "America's first freestanding Holocaust Museum dedicated to the Holocaust," the Holocaust Memorial Center has an oral history collection of more than 500 audio and video interviews with survivors, liberators, and rescuers. The oral histories are only accessible on the premises of the museum.
In the First Person - Extensive online resource that contains first person narratives from the sixteenth century to the present day. Some of the narratives that are availible are from Holocaust survivors and liberators.
Telling Their Stories - Web site that archives the interviews conducted by high school students at the Urban School of San Francisco of Holocaust survivors, concentration camp liberators, and Japanese-American internees.
Witness to the Holocaust - Companion web site to the Fred Roberts Crawford Witness to the Holocaust Project Files,1978-1983. This collection consists of, "43 boxes (ca. 15 linear feet) of
transcripts, documentation, photographs, audiotapes, films, and videotapes, housed in the Woodruff Library of Emory University." The site provides access to some of the text and video content availible in the collection.
Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Project - Repository of interviews of Holocaust survivors that are housed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Some interviews are online in text or audio formats, while others must be accessed on the university's grounds.
Voices of the Holocaust - Online repository that contains audio clips and transcripts of interviews done by Dr. David Boder of Holocaust survivors in 1946.