The Eyewitness to History video library enables audiences everywhere to hear firsthand testimony from Holocaust survivors. This resource allows schools, civic groups, military bases, and other institutions to incorporate survivor voices into their Holocaust remembrance events as well as other learning opportunities.

  • Ruth Cohen

    Ruth Cohen

    Czechoslovakia

    Video length: 10 minutes

    Ruth Cohen was born in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia, in 1930. She and her family were forced into a ghetto and later deported to Auschwitz. Ruth and her sister Teresa were liberated by the United States Army in early 1945.

  • Frank Cohn

    Frank Cohn

    Germany

    Video length: 20 minutes

    Frank Cohn was born in 1925, in Breslau, Germany, where he experienced antisemitism following the enactment of a variety of anti-Jewish laws. Frank came to the United States in 1938, just before Kristallnacht. He returned to Europe in 1943 as a member of the 12th Army Group Intelligence Unit.

  • Theodora (Dora) Klayman

    Theodora (Dora) Klayman

    Yugoslavia

    Video length: 6 minutes

    Theodora (Dora) Klayman was born in 1938 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. Dora survived hiding with her Catholic uncle and neighbors in Croatia. Her parents and many other family members were murdered by Nazi collaborators, the Ustaša, in the Jasenovac concentration camp.

  • Estelle Laughlin

    Estelle Laughlin

    Poland

    Video length: 18 minutes

    Estelle Laughlin was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1929. Estelle and her family were forced to live in the Warsaw ghetto until the uprising there. She survived the camps Majdanek, Skarzysko, and Czestochowa.

  • Alfred (Al) Münzer

    Alfred (Al) Münzer

    The Netherlands

    Video length: 10 minutes

    Alfred (Al) Münzer was born in the Netherlands in 1941. At one year old, Al was placed into the care of a Dutch-Indonesian family for his protection. After liberation, Al’s mother, who survived several concentration camps including Auschwitz, returned and they were reunited.