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.
Sasha Friedenstein recalls the creation and the living conditions of the Riga ghetto.Listen
Judith Levitan recalls the conditions and the roundups in the ghetto of Kovno.Listen
Samuel Orshan describes the German bombing of Kiev on June 22, 1941.Listen
Joseph Markovic recalls the yellow badge Jews were ordered to wear in Croatia.Listen
Salomon Buch recalls the “green ticket” roundup during which his father was deported.Listen
Leon Calderon recalls life in Salonika under the German occupation.Listen
Stephen Perkal describes life in Shanghai in the 1940s.Listen
Harry Bromet describes the events of February 1941 in Amsterdam.Listen
Faye Cusmariu recalls how she and her family lived through the Iron Guard rebellion.Listen
Angela Orosz talks about her birth and first weeks in Auschwitz.Listen
Rena Schondorf describes a selection in the Krakow ghetto.Listen
Davy Trop recalls the discrimination he had to face as a child.Listen