Tagged: holocaust testimony


I was asked to write about Auschwitz in 200 words

I was asked to write 200 words about Auschwitz for some sort of commemoration marking 75 years after liberation. I wrote what is below—actually 267 words. Survivor testimony presents its great challenges, but it is a subjectivity so intensely collective that it makes for a new kind of objectivity. One...


Terrence Des Pres testimony

Terrence Des Pres, of course, was not a survivor of the holocaust. Nonetheless, the Fortunoff Archive of Video Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University sought him out to record his testimony. Here it is: LINK TO VIDEO.