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Present Memories


55 minutes
Source: Holocaust Center Boston, North

Six Holocaust survivors--Janet Applefield, Alan Brown, Rena Finder, Eric Kahn, Joseph Matzner, and Sonia Weitz--talk about their experiences living under the Nazis. Linked together, their stories provide a narrative of events from the prewar years, to the end of World War II, to freedom. Original pictures and images further illustrate the survivors' experiences.

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