Survivor Testimony

In the 1990s, SCE-TV and the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust recorded the experiences of 37 Holocaust survivors and 10 US Army personnel from South Carolina who witnessed the aftermath of the Holocaust first-hand. Below are the entirety of their testimonies. If you click directly on each survivor's picture you can see a brief summary of the testimony.

Additionally, it may be especially helpful for teachers to view Seared Souls: SC Voices of the Holocaust, which provides clips of the testimonies below embedded within documentary footage that could be very useful for helping students contextualize the Holocaust.

Also great for teachers to use with students is the Moral Courage video series with accompanying lessons, which highlights the actions of individuals who were actively involved in the rescue of fugitives who were fleeing from the persecution of the Nazis.

Survivors

Leah Starkman

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Ben Stern

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Jadzia Stern

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Leo Diamanstein

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Margot Freudenberg

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Bert Gosschalk

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Luba Goldberg

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Dientje Kalisky

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Pincus Kolender

Video Interview
Transcript

Renee Kolender

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Lewis Rossinger

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Rudy Herz

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Cela Miller

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Francine Taylor

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2

Liberators

Reverend George Chassy

Video Interview
Transcript

Senator John Drummond

Video Interview
Transcript

Witnesses

Peter Becker

Video Interview: Part 1 | Part 2
Transcript: Part 1 | Part 2