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
Born 1919, Austria
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Arshag Dickranian
Born 1905, Turkey
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Dave Lux
Born 1933, Czechoslovakia
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Diane Uwera
Born 1988, Rwanda
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Diane Uwera
Born 1988, Rwanda
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Diane Uwera
Born 1988, Rwanda
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Edith Reiss
Born 1916, England
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Edouard Bamporiki
Born 1893, Rwanda
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Emmanuel Muhinda
Born 1985, Rwanda
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Esther Bem
Born 1930, Yugoslavia
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Eva Brewster
Born 1922, Germany
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Floyd Dade
Born 1924, Texas
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Freddy Mutanguha
Born 1976, Burundi
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Gabriela Katz
Born 1919, Poland
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George Haig
Born 1901, Turkey
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Gisela Feldman
Born 1923, Germany
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Guixiang Chen
Born 1923, China
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Harry Thalheimer
Born 1922, Germany
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Hela Bluementhal
Born 1921, Poland
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Herbert Achtentuch
Born 1922, Austria
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Ida Chait
Born 1931, Poland
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Irene Binzer
Born 1926, Poland
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Itka Zygmuntowicz
Born 1926, Poland
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John Damski
Born 1914, Germany
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Joseph Lipschutz
Born 1918, Poland
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Judith Ertsey
Born 1933, Romania
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Katsugo Miho
Born 1922, Hawaii
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Kizito Kalima
Born 1979, Rwanda
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Kizito Kalima
Born 1979, Rwanda
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Kurt Klein
Born 1920, Germany
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Leon Cooper
Born 1929, Poland
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Malka Baran
Born 1927, Poland
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Margaret Lambert
Born 1914, Germany
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Marie-Grace Mukabyagaju
Born 1962, Rwanda
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Meta Doran
Born 1926, Germany
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Paul Barna
Born 1925, Hungary
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Peter Braunfield
Born 1930, Austria
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Phansy Peang
Born 1948, Cambodia
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Philip Markowicz
Born 1924, Poland
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Rena Finder
Born 1929, Poland
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Rita Kuhn
Born 1927, Germany
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Roméo Dallaire
Born 1946, Netherlands
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Roméo Dallaire
Born 1946, Netherlands
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Rose Apelian
Born 1907, New York
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Samuel Kadorian
Born 1907, Turkey
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Sara Pol-Lim
Born 1968, Cambodia
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Seymour Cywiak
Born 1933, Poland
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Sidney Eichenholz
Born 1924, Poland
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Sir Nicholas Winton
Born 1909, England
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Tamara Branitsky
Born 1922, Poland
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Tamara Branitsky
Born 1922, Poland
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Vera Gissing
Born 1928, Czechoslovakia
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Victor Dortheimer
Born 1918, Poland
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Zuzana Adam
Born 1925, Hungary
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Zvi Michaeli
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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Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.