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.
George Meles describes life in a Hungarian forced labour battalion in 1944.Listen
Myriam Moatti describes her life in Tunisia during the German occupation of 1942-43.Listen
Helen Schwartz describes her arrival in the Majdanek concentration camp.Listen
Roger Abitbol describes how life changed when the Germans occupied Tunisia.Listen
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 labor camp.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