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Those Who Were There
Voices from the Holocaust
Survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust are the subjects of “Those Who Were There,” a new podcast from Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. The podcast is narrated by Eleanor Reissa, actress and Yiddish theater director, and historical oversight by Professor Samuel Kassow. “Those Who Were There” podcast features audio from videotaped interviews conducted between 1979 up to the present. "Back in 1979, video was regarded as a remarkable, groundbreaking technology for documenting the experiences of survivors. The testimonies that resulted were and remain...
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4.9 stars from 92 ratings
Mind Expanding and Inspiring
To hear the testimonies of those who lived through and survived the Holocaust gives me reason to appreciate freedom and motivates me to be compassionate toward others in todays world ✝️🙏🏻👤🌵🐕🏌️🌅🇺🇸
National Park lover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/21
Extraordinary!
Heartbreaking but necessary. The world must not forget what happened during WWII to anyone the Nazis considered should be eliminated. Interviews from all of those who experienced the Holocaust, as survivors, barely escaping the claws of the Nazis or as soldiers arriving at the concentration camps...Read full review »
Sweetchillidub via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 03/12/21
Heartbreaking and interesting
The voices of these people tell a traumatic story that I just can’t believe they were able to live through. They are all so strong and tell their story that just amazes me. How they survived the conditions and abuse is astonishing. How they found family afterwards is such a miracle. We must never...Read full review »
Ladykayaker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/21
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