memories of Holocaust survivors

Between 1939 and 1945, during the Second World War, more than 6 million jews were murdered by the Nazi regime. Cremation chambers, gas chambers, shootings, starvation and cold were some methods used by nazis to dehumanize prisoners of concentration camps in Europe and kill them. Many survived, but they’ve carrying memories and scars until today. These are their stories.

Nanette

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She stayed at Bergen-Belsen. The girl lost her family and weighted less than 68 pounds. Nanette and Anne Frank, writer of Holocaust’s most famous diary, were classmates at school.

Thomas Venetianer

The Slovakian boy and his family were arrested by Gestapo and sent to Terezin’s concentration camp. He spent his childhood years at the nazi fort.

Ruth Tarasantchi

Born at Yugoslavia, Ruth and her family were sent to Ferramonti camp, in Italy. It was the first concentration camp to be released in 1943.

Josef Freihof

In memory of Josef Freihof, dead in October 15th, 2016. Josef was saved by Oskar Schindler and worked as a joiner at the Schindler’s factory.

Julio Gartner

He was just a teenager when his parents were murdered. Julio went to five concentration camps until he was finally free in 1945.

 

Nanette Blitz Konig

Survivor of Bergen-Belsen camp, in Germany, Nanette weighed

68 pounds during the war.  She used to live in Netherlands with her parents and her brother when nazis broke in their country. Until today she has eating difficulties. Listen her story below.

Read the full interview here.

Photo: Medialand

 

Thomas Venetianer

He was just a kid when he went to Terezin concentration camp, in old Czechoslovakia. Thomas remember nazi’s efford to hide horrors by building Terezin, a fake camp to impress the Red Cross. Listen below.

Read the full interview here.

Photo: FISESP

 

Ruth Tarasantchi

Ruth and her family were sent to Ferramonti camp, in Italy. As a child, she saw aerial shootings and never forgot the horrors of Holocaust. Listen the whole story here.

Read the full interview here.

Photo: Anita Efraim/Isabela Pacilio

MAJDANEK

Built in 1969, Majdanek concentradion camp mausoleaum is a tribute to Holocaust’s victims.

 

Ashes of the ones who were cremated in the camp were put by the dom of the mausoleum. Mortal remains were collected after Majdanek was released, in 1944.

 

Is estimated that between 74 thousand and 90 thousand jews were deported do Majdanek camps.

 

Josef Freihof

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Saved by Oskar Schindler, Josef worked as woodworker in Crashnick camp, in Poland. In order not to starve, he pretended to be a cripple to enter in food’s line twice. Listen more here.

Read the full interview here.

Photo: Anita Efraim/Isabela Pacilio

When he was young, Julio went through five concentration camps before going to Brazil. With his brother, witnessed the nazi’s brutalities. In his 92 years old, he tells his history. Listen here.

Julio Gartner

 

Read the full interview here.

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Photo: Anita Efraim/Isabela Pacilio

ABOUT

THE PROJECT

Anita Efraim

Journalist, Jew, interested in radio journalism, sports

and hard news.

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Isabela Souza

Journalist, interested in human rights and investigative journalism.

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Produced by Anita Efraim and Isabela Pacilio (2016) | Non-profit project