COLLECTIONS OF CANADIAN HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
The following testimonials are part of a project to digitize and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors across Canada.
The project received financial support from the Government of Canada, the Azrieli Foundation, the Asper Foundation, Power Corporation, the Paula Nussbaum family and Janette and Michael Diamond.
Saul Reichert recalls how the high holidays were secretly celebrated
in Birkenau in 1944.
Vera Schiff describes her family’s life after Germany occupied Czechoslovakia.Listen
Nachamia Wurman recounts his escape from the Ostrowiec ghetto.Listen
Eva Koplowicz recalls how she and her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Edmonton in 1949.Listen
Irene Ross explains how she was adopted by a Christian couple and lived with them for three years.Listen
Jacob Adler recalls the first years in Canada after immigrating in 1946.Listen
Judith Weiszmann explains how her family received Swedish Schutzpasses, protective papers.Listen
Ze’ev Weiszner describes daily life in the Gusen labour camp, a satellite camp of Mauthausen.Listen
Paul Bard describes dismantling one of the last gas chambers in Birkenau.Listen
Jacques Neufeld recalls how he helped smuggle Jews out of the Rivesaltes transit camp in France.Listen
Jean Kutscher explains how life changed after the German occupation of France.Listen
Leon Celemencki describes the Jewish orphanage and the boarding school, where he went after the war.Listen