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.
Joseph Kastner describes daily life in Bergen-Belsen, where he was deported at the age of 14.Listen
George Meles describes life in a Hungarian forced labour battalion in 1944.Listen
Helen Schwartz describes her arrival in the Majdanek concentration camp.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
Joseph Kohn recalls the harsh work and cruelty of the SS guards in the Rehmsdorf labour camp.Listen
Klara Forrai recalls she spent one month completely naked in the Auschwitz.Listen
Ted Bolgar describes his arrival in Auschwitz and working in the former Warsaw ghetto.Listen
Tola Granek recalls the punishment for picking up a potato thrown out of the camp kitchen.Listen
Meir Schondorf describes the death march from Auschwitz to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp.Listen
Rose Svarc describes the arrival of her transport in Auschwitz.Listen