In this film for HMD 2014, survivor of the Genocide in Cambodia Var Ashe Houston describes being forced from her home by the Khmer Rouge.
In this film Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert describes her journey from her Hungarian hometown of Bonyhád to Auschwitz, and how she kept her gold pendant with her throughout her experience.
In this testimony Darfuri survivor Abdul describes the murder of his father, being imprisoned and tortured, and escaping to the UK.
Karim was born in Darfur in 1972 and grew up in the countryside near El Geneina. He comes from the Zaghawa tribe. Karim has two sisters and four brothers. His father was a farmer. Before the world came to know about the genocide in Darfur, Karim’s village was attacked.
Lady Milena was born in Czechoslovakia in 1929. Her father was recommended to leave Czechoslovakia the day before the Nazis invaded because he was both Jewish and a supporter of an anti-Nazi author.
Simone Arnold was born in 1930. She lived with her parents near Mulhouse in Alsace. Alsace has an interesting history. It has been both German and French. When Simone was born, Alsace was in France but many people living there remembered its time as a German region. In June 1940, with France occupied by Nazi Germany, Alsace became German again. It was a very confusing time.
Eve was born in Germany, and was seven years old in 1938 when Kristallnacht – the night of the broken glass – took place. Her family was torn apart by the Nazis, her parents survived concentration camps, her youngest sister forced into hiding, and Eve and her other sister sent to America and into foster homes. Remarkably, they were all reunited in 1946.
This testimony has been provided to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust by Kemal Pervanić, a survivor of the Bosnian war, who has specially edited three short testimony films taken from his new film Pretty Village. In this testimony Kemal remembers the day the Serb army rolled into the village.
This testimony has been provided to HMDT by Kemal Pervanić, a survivor of the Bosnian war, who has specially edited three short testimony films taken from his new film Pretty Village. In the film Šero recounts being taken away to be tortured: 'One day they decided they decided that we were in the way they would be better off without us'.
This testimony has been provided to HMDT by Kemal Pervanić, a survivor of the Bosnian war, who has specially edited three short testimony films taken from his new film Pretty Village. Bosnian Muslim Besima describes returning to the home she was forced from in Prijedor, and confronting the people farming her land.