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.
This three lesson mini-unit brings in voices from the intersecting histories of the Holocaust and wartime North Africa, illuminating perspectives that are often left out of Holocaust and WWII curricula.
Holocaust Legacies and Oral History in the Classroom (Chad S. A. Gibbs, Eastern European Holocaust Studies)
Survivor oral histories have helped determine research questions in Holocaust studies and propelled the field’s largest archival efforts. With those storytellers now passing at an ever-quickening pace, however, some oral historians are turning to descendants as the faces of memory... This article describes the results of the class “Holocaust Legacies and Oral History. in terms of pedagogies, successes, areas for improvement, and connections created between classroom and community.
The Curator of the Dorot Jewish Division, Dr. Lyudmila Sholokhova, interviews Prof. Meri-Jane Rochelson about the oral history of her father, Eli G. Rochelson, part of the American Jewish Committee's Oral History Collection at NYPL.
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.
Database of testimonies and evidence from Greece. Europe, the USA, and Israel.
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.
Interviews with Litvish Yiddish speakers, mainly Holocaust survivirs, taped over three decades from 1990 to 2020 in Eastern Europe and beyond.
1500 recorded testimonies of survivors, mostly from Melbourne, Australia.
55,000 video testimonies of Holocaust and genocide survivors.
Growing collection of survivor testimonies.
Voices of the Holocaust (Illinois Institue of Technology)
Digitized audio of Dr. David P. Boder's interviews with Holocaust survivors.
Guide to survivors’ stories in NYPL’s collection and beyond.