"I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness:…" – anonymous Holocaust survivor.
Seventy years ago, the Nazi concentration camps were liberated. Only 11 people who lived through it remain from the world of entertainment. Now, in gripping video testimonials, Oscar winners, actors and even Judy Garland's hairstylist tell their personal stories, filled with hope and horror, one last time as their themes of genocide, displacement and discrimination continue to resonate today.
▶ Holocaust Survivor Testimonies: Selection in Auschwitz - Holocaust survivors Jacki Handali and Rita Weiss describe their arrival in Auschwitz and the selection process.
Heartrending Release, 1945. This once in a lifetime image depicts Holocaust survivors at the moment of realizing they are liberated. This is such candid, raw photo you would think it was taken on a cellphone at the spur of the moment.
Oskar Schindler being greeted by 300 holocaust survivors in Jerusalem, on May 1, 1962.