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In the meantime, we have a lot of great digital content and hundreds of streaming educational videos. Please email us at [email protected] if you need recommendations for specific material.

Remembering the Past

Streaming Video

30 minutes
Source: Facing History and Ourselves

Sonia Schreiber Weitz, poet and author of I Promised I Would Tell, discusses her personal history and poetry. She recalls her childhood, her experiences in five different labor and concentration camps, and explains why she has chosen to “bear witness” through poetry and other writing. This video is an excellent accompaniment to her book.

More about Sonia Weitz

Related book:
I Promised I Would Tell

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Six Holocaust survivors tell their stories of living under the Nazis, providing a narrative of events spanning from the prewar years, to the end of WWII, to freedom.


Take This Giant Leap

Begin your study of the Holocaust with a poem by Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz (Spanish available).

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