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Holocaust Testimonies

Our Collection of Holocaust-Survivor Testimonies

Display of Holocaust Testimonies at the Gross Center in VHS format.

VHS copies of testimonies at the Gross Center

The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey recorded 136 video testimonies with Holocaust survivors between 1990 and 2011. Most took place between 1990 and 1995. One survivor left two testimonies and two survivors share a single screen. Though the primary language of most of the videos is English, two survivors elected to tell their stories in Yiddish.

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University maintains our collection, which comprises a fraction of their nearly 4,700 testimonies. Thanks to the archive’s generosity, Ramapo students, faculty, staff, and visitors have on-campus (and VPN) access to all of the Fortunoff testimonies via Potter Library.

View Ramapo students digital story-map, research projects on Holocaust survivors who witnessed Kristallnacht and settled in our region.