Survivors’ personal stories are a powerful primary source for learning about the Holocaust.
The websites listed here focus on digitized oral history interviews with survivors.
Pictured: The grave of Hinde Kharlopsky-Shternberg (of blessed memory),
a victim of the Nazis, who died and was buried in Bergen-Belsen in 1945.
Near the grave stands her friend, Regina Kshepitsky-Yakubovitsh.
Sefer zikaron li-ḳehilat Veyelun, p. 386.
Pictured: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and renowned author.
NYPL Digital Collections, Image TH-64778.
Linguistic and oral history project with Holocaust testimonials.
1,200 unique video interviews with Russian Jewish men and women who fought in the Soviet armed forces and partisan detachments during World War Two.
4,400 testimonies comprising 12,000 hours of video.
Digitized summary transcripts of 705 interviews with refugees from the USSR during the early years of the Cold War.
Digital, archival, and communal resources.
Oral histories of survivors and their descendants.
Survivor testimonies from the local community.
1818 interviews from oral history projects.
One of the largest and most diverse collections of Holocaust testimonies.
1500 recorded testimonies of survivors, mostly from Melbourne, Australia.
55,000 video testimonies of Holocaust and genocide survivors.
Growing collection of survivor testimonies.
Guide to survivors’ stories in NYPL’s collection and beyond.