Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust is the only Holocaust history podcast dedicated to bringing the firsthand testimony of Holocaust survivors, liberators, and witnesses out of the archives. This season features 10 survivor testimonies recorded by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in affiliation with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. This season’s episodes are described below.

Introducing Season 2
This second season of Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust is produced in affiliation with the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The Museum of Jewish Heritage began recording Holocaust testimonies in 1989. It was part of a cooperative effort with the Fortunoff Video Archive to document the experiences of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. In all, the Museum of Jewish Heritage gathered nearly 600 testimonies.

Episode 1: Sally Frishberg
High school teacher Sally Frishberg explains how her personal experience hiding from the Nazis led her to create one of the first public high school classes on the history of the Holocaust.
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Episode 2: Isaac Zieman
Isaac Zieman was a passionate young Zionist with plans to make a life in Palestine. Instead, the Nazi invasion of Latvia propelled him on a years-long journey that took him across the Soviet Union and Europe and finally to the United States.
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Episode 3: Annelies Herz
Teenage Annelies Herz saw that fellow Jewish forced laborers were disappearing. So to survive in wartime Germany, she and her twin sister went underground: they secured new identities and never stayed in one place for long.
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