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1979-2019: Forty Years of Holocaust Video Testimony


In 1978, former WTNH television host and producer Laurel Vlock did an interview with a holocaust survivor for her show and it so deeply moved her, she decided to get more survivors on video tape to tell their stories to preserve them for history  before it was too late. In the next year, she teamed up with Dori Laub, a survivor and Yale psychiatrist and conducted interviews in his New Haven office. The result; 167 powerful recordings. The work continued after the pair set the stage, and to date, there are 4,400 testimonies equaling 12,000 hours of recordings. All are contained in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale.