» Survivor and Rescuer Testimonies

We are grateful to the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education for making available the following survivor and rescuer testimonies from their collection.


Joseph Aleksander



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Joseph Aleksander from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Sonia Berson



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Sonia Berson from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Engelina Billauer



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Interview of Engelina Billauer from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education. 

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Richard Billauer



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Richard Billauer from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Hilda Eisen



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Hilda Eisen from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Renee Firestone



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Renee Firestone from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Ralph Fischer



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Ralph Fischer from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Rosette Fischer



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Rosette Fischer from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Frances Flumenbaum



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Frances Flumenbaum from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Barbara Gerson



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Barbara Gerson from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Fela Gipsman



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Fela Gipsman from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Natan Gipsman



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Natan Gipsman from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Paula Lebovics



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Paula Lebovics from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Julia Lentini

Sinti and Roma survivor of the Holocaust.



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Julia Lentini from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Regina Lewin



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Regina Lewin from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Jack Lewin



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Jack Lewin from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Vladka Meed



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Vladka Meed from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Henry Mikols



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Henry Mikols from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Leopold Page



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Leopold Page from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Sally Roisman



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Sally Roisman from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Sam Steinberg



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Sam Steinberg from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Gerda Weismann Klein



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Gerda Weissmann Klein from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Henry Wellner



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Henry Wellner from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Franz Wohlfahrt

Jehova Witness survivor of the Holocaust



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Franz Wohlfahrt from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation


Michael Zelon



(Alternate Video Source)

Interview of Michael Zelon from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.

© 2015 USC Shoah Foundation

Additional Testimonies

The 1939 Society has available on its website nearly 100 full-length oral testimonies. Some of these oral histories were recorded in the early 1980s at the University of California, Los Angeles; others were
recorded in the mid-1990s in Orange County by the Anti-Defamation League.


USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has an archive of more than 50,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. Hundreds of testimonies are available on their YouTube channgel's "Full Length Testimonies" playlists. The USC Shoah Foundation is part of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California.