Holocaust survivors testimony
Massuah’s archives hold a valuable collection of videos of Holocaust survivors’ testimony. Initially the project was carried out in conjunction with Yale University and Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. Later, Massuah undertook the documentation endeavor single-handedly.
The collection holds some 2,000 hours of filmed testimonies of some 300 Holocaust survivors. The witnesses, who were interviewed talks about their world before as during and after the Holocaust.
The witnesses are men and women, some of whom were children during the Holocaust, others experienced it as young people, or people with their own families. The diversity of the witnesses affords us an opportunity to look at the events of the war and the Holocaust in different locales, providing us with personal aspects, which were the result of different personalities and the life circumstances of those who experienced the events.
About 50 testimonies were selected were made into edited documentaries, which can be purchased.
The full testimonies can be viewed at the Massuah Archives.