We did it! We met our goal of recording 150 new Holocaust survivor testimonies!
In 2021, Liberation75 was invited by the USC Shoah Foundation to pursue an important mission: Find 150 Canadian Holocaust survivors and record their testimonies. We are proud to announce that we have achieved this goal thanks to a generous donor and the unrelenting efforts of a team of videographers, interviewers, coordinators and partners from coast to coast across Canada. We are so grateful to everyone who participated – especially the Holocaust survivors who shared their painful and important memories with us.
These 150 Canadian testimonies in English, French, Russian and Hebrew are part of USC Shoah Foundation’s Last Chance Testimony Collection Initiative, which aims to record as many testimonies as possible of Holocaust survivors who have not yet been interviewed. The videos will be digitized, indexed, archived and preserved in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive which currently houses 55,000+ testimonies by survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Liberation75 looks forward to sharing these impactful testimonies with the world, and seeing how this footage is used for education, research, and remembrance in the future.
If you know anyone who still wants to record their testimony, please visit: https://sfi.usc.edu/last-chance.