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  1. Alex Lebenstein

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    Alex was born in the small German town of Haltern. He spent much of the war in the ghetto known as Riga. Here he discusses what Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) was like in his hometown of…

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    • Ted Lehman

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      Ted Lehman talks about his experiences in Auschwitz and what life was like within one of the Third Reich's most notorious concentration camps.

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      • Halina Zimm

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        Like her sister, Helen Zimm, Halina was living under an assumed name and working as a housekeeper for a wealthy Polish woman in Warsaw. In this clip, she discusses being discovered at the market…

      • Simone Liebster

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        As a Jehovah's Witness, Simone gives a rare glimpse of anti-Jewish policies in France after the German occupation.

      • Israel Ipson 1991

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        Israel (Izzy) Ipson discusses the limited food available in the Kovno ghetto and the Oct 26 deportation of his wife's family.

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        • Alan Zimm

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          Alan Zimm discusses his final days in a ghetto and is deportation to the Dora Concentration Camp.

        • Hank Brodt

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          Hank was born in 1925 in Boryslaw, Poland. When the Germans invaded, his family was rounded up and imprisoned in the Boryslaw ghetto until 1944 when he was deported to Plaszow. Here he discusses…

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          • Helen Zimm

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            Born in Lodz, Poland, Helen Zimm survived the war by obtaining a forged birth certificate and going into hiding in Warsaw. Here, she talks about her parents, who were discovered in a barn while attempting…

          • Irvin Roberts

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            Irvin was born in 1921 in Richmond, Virginia. He was drafted in 1942 and fought as part of the 52nd Battalion, 9th Armored Infantry Division. During the Battle of the Bulge, he was captured and spent…

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            • Vera Coppard

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              Vera was born in Berlin, Germany in 1926. As things worsened for Jews in Germany, Vera's parents managed to get her to England on the Kindertransport. In this clip, Vera discusses what life was…

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              • Israel "Izzy" Ipson

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                Israel Ipson talks about his experiences during the Kovno ghetto selection of October 28, 1941.

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                • Clara Daniels

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                  Clara was born in 1923 in Nyirkarasz, Hungary. In 1944, she was rounded up and transported to Auschwitz before being transferred to Dachau where she would eventually be liberated. Here she talks about…

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