The Holocaust

Dottie Winchester

Dottie Winchester – AE: Auschwitz Liberator

Dottie Winchester’s husband, Rush, was a Liberator of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and her relatives lives in East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Melvin Waters

Melvin Waters – AE: Bergen Belsen Liberator

Melvin Waters was one of the first liberators to arrive at the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Milka Miki Snediker

Milka “Miki” Snediker – AE: German Occupation

Miki Snediker lived in Belgrade when the Germans invaded and in Vienna where she spent time in a concentration camp under the German occupation and was freed just before the Russians invaded. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sydelle Schectman

Sydelle Schedctmen – AE: Nazi Killing Squad

Sydelle Schectmen’s grandmother was shot by a Nazi killing squad in Belarus, Russia. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Repp

Jack Repp – AE: Nazi Hunter

Jack Repp survived unbelievable conditions for 6 years in Nazi Concentration Camps and then went to work for the US Secret Service as a Nazi Hunter. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sam Kogutt

Sam Kogutt – AE: Camp Liberator

Sam Kogutt was a Liberator at Siegen and Flossenburg Concentration Camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marian Kestenberg

Marian Kestenberg – AE: Escape

Marian Kestenberg escaped from the concentration camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Renate Kahn

Renate Kahn – AE: Kristallnacht

Renate Kahn grew up in Germany and experienced antisemitism and was an eyewitness to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass when Jewish owned business were ransacked. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs – AE: Father’s Story

Mark Jacobs relates his father’s story of surviving the Holocaust. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – AE: Bergen Belsen

Margaret Hopkovitz was transfeered from Auschwitz to Bergen Belsen where she stole two potatoes in order to feed herself and her sister. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – AE: Death March

Margaret Hopkovitz was part of the prisoner group that left Auschwitz in 1941 and went on a Death March en-route to other concentration camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – AE: Dr. Josef Mengele

Margaret Hopkovitz encountered Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Merle Hacker

Merle Hacker – AE: Family History

Merle Hacker’s mother’s father was in the Russia-China War, her father’s mother, her aunt, and uncle suffered in the Holocaust and her father and his brothers built a chain of supermarkets. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Reverend Wilson Canafax

Wilson Canafax – AE: Army Chaplain

Reverend Wilson Canafax was a chaplain with the US Army at the end of the war in Germany, and was the first US soldier to enter the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.

Robert Applebaum

Robert “Bob” Applebaum – AE: Holocaust Losses

Bob Applebaum lost most of his relatives in the Holocaust CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charles Alford

Charles Alford – Battle of the Bulge

Charles Alford was in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Liberator. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History