Voices of the Holocaust: David Boder’s interviews of Holocaust survivors

David P. BoderThis site give access to many of David P. Boder’s recordings of interviews he conducted with Holocaust survivors.

In 1946, Dr. David P. Boder, a psychology professor from Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology, traveled to Europe to record the stories of Holocaust survivors in their own words. Over a period of three months, he visited refugee camps in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, carrying a wire recorder and 200 spools of steel wire, upon which he was able to record over 90 hours of first-hand testimony. These recordings represent the earliest known oral histories of the Holocaust, which are available through this online archive. (from the site)

The site gives a wide range of useful background contextualisation to the project as well. Extremely valuable resource.

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