» 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



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



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


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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 channel'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.