Explore Testimony

View powerful testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocides in this curated library. To extend the learning, download the paired classroom activities geared toward middle and high school students.

Testimonies appear in alphabetical order by first name and are marked with the appropriate activity number if multiple videos appear from the same eye witness.

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Arnost Graumann Download
Born 1919, Austria
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Arshag Dickranian Download
Born 1905, Turkey
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Dave Lux Download
Born 1933, Czechoslovakia
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Diane Uwera Download
Born 1988, Rwanda
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Diane Uwera Download
Born 1988, Rwanda
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Diane Uwera Download
Born 1988, Rwanda
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Diane Uwera Download
Born 1988, Rwanda
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Edith Reiss Download
Born 1916, England
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Edouard Bamporiki Download
Born 1893, Rwanda
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Emmanuel Muhinda Download
Born 1985, Rwanda
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Esther Bem Download
Born 1930, Yugoslavia
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Eva Brewster Download
Born 1922, Germany
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Floyd Dade Download
Born 1924, Texas
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Freddy Mutanguha Download
Born 1976, Burundi
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Gabriela Katz Download
Born 1919, Poland
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George Haig Download
Born 1901, Turkey
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Gisela Feldman Download
Born 1923, Germany
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Guixiang Chen Download
Born 1923, China
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Harry Thalheimer Download
Born 1922, Germany
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Hela Bluementhal Download
Born 1921, Poland
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Herbert Achtentuch Download
Born 1922, Austria
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Ida Chait Download
Born 1931, Poland
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Irene Binzer Download
Born 1926, Poland
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Itka Zygmuntowicz Download
Born 1926, Poland
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John Damski Download
Born 1914, Germany
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Joseph Lipschutz Download
Born 1918, Poland
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Katsugo Miho Download
Born 1922, Hawaii
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Kizito Kalima Download
Born 1979, Rwanda
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Kizito Kalima Download
Born 1979, Rwanda
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Kurt Klein Download
Born 1920, Germany
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Leon Cooper Download
Born 1929, Poland
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Malka Baran Download
Born 1927, Poland
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Margaret Lambert Download
Born 1914, Germany
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Marie-Grace Mukabyagaju Download
Born 1962, Rwanda
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Meta Doran Download
Born 1926, Germany
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Paul Barna Download
Born 1925, Hungary
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Peter Braunfield Download
Born 1930, Austria
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Phansy Peang Download
Born 1948, Cambodia
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Philip Markowicz Download
Born 1924, Poland
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Rena Finder Download
Born 1929, Poland
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Rita Kuhn Download
Born 1927, Germany
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Roméo Dallaire Download
Born 1946, Netherlands
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Roméo Dallaire Download
Born 1946, Netherlands
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Rose Apelian Download
Born 1907, New York
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Samuel Kadorian Download
Born 1907, Turkey
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Sara Pol-Lim Download
Born 1968, Cambodia
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Seymour Cywiak Download
Born 1933, Poland
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Sidney Eichenholz Download
Born 1924, Poland
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Sir Nicholas Winton Download
Born 1909, England
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Tamara Branitsky Download
Born 1922, Poland
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Tamara Branitsky Download
Born 1922, Poland
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Vera Gissing Download
Born 1928, Czechoslovakia
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Victor Dortheimer Download
Born 1918, Poland
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Zuzana Adam Download
Born 1925, Hungary
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Zvi Michaeli Download
Born 1925, Poland
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About The Partners

USC Shoah Foundation

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USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute's current collection of 55,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes. 

Discovery Education

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As the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital content for primary and secondary classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million teachers and over 50 million pupils, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the world. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education partners with local authorities, academy trusts, schools and like-minded organisations to captivate pupils, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customised solutions that increase academic achievement.