The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it has recently become an access site for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University. The Archive, begun in 1979 as the Holocaust Survivors Film Project, was donated to Yale University in 1981. Additional interviews were added over the
Tiana Taliep is an Archivist for the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library and Archive at Chapman University since September 2017. Previously, she worked as a Processing Archivist at the New York Public Library. Tiana earned her B.A. in History from Brooklyn College, and Master’s in Library and Information Science with a certification in
Saturday, October 14, marked the 75th anniversary of the most successful revolt by prisoners during the Holocaust. It occurred at Sobibor, one of three Operation Reinhard death camps in Poland, where some 250,000 Jews were murdered during 1942 and 1943. In spite of the significance of what occurred at Sobibor, the courageous actions of the
This poignant connection between a 9th grade student and a Holocaust survivor came about because of a special learning opportunity which challenges students to connect through art, writing or film with men and women who experienced humanity at its worse, who experienced silence from the world, and who experienced inexplicable loss and suffering. This opportunity goes far beyond a history textbook or even a literary memoir. It exists because people believe that living history and the preservation of memory are important, indeed crucial. It exists because of the Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.