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.
Klara Forrai recalls she spent one month completely naked in the Auschwitz.Listen
Life before the War
Aba Beer describes Jewish life in his native town, Bielsko-Biala before the war.Listen
Barry Davis recalls how he and his family were deported from Mukacheve, Hungary to Auschwitz.Listen
Allan Fine describes his work for the US army after liberation, and his studies in Munich.Listen
Dora Cohen describes the discrimination Jews were faced with in Vienna at the end of the 1930s.Listen
Ted Bolgar describes his arrival in Auschwitz and working in the former Warsaw ghetto.Listen
Lou Zablow recalls how he and his family tried to pretend living a normal life in the Lodz ghetto.Listen
Zlatka Pitluk recalls an unforgettable birthday in Auschwitz.Listen
Bozena Matis talks about the creation of the Warsaw ghetto and her life there in the first year.Listen
Sarah Kleinplatz talks about her last day in Bergen-Belsen and the liberation.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