Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies


The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is a collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Part of Yale University’s department of Manuscripts and Archives, the archive is located at Sterling Memorial Library.

Professor Dr. Dori Laub was born in Czernowitz in 1937. With his parents, he was deported to Transnistria in 1942. His father disappeared during a German raid prior to liberation by the Soviets and he and his mother were reunited with his grandparents who had survived in Czernowitz. He immigrated to Israel in 1950 where he attended medical school. Today he is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and a psychoanalyst in private practice. In 1979 he co-founded the Holocaust Survivors’ Film Project, Inc., which subsequently became the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale. Dori Laub has published and lectured extensively on the Holocaust.


Bearing Witness to the Holocaust – How the First Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies Was Established
“Tell Us What You See” – Interview with Professor Dori Laub by Yad Vashem

2 thoughts on “Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

  1. vida veta mioni cohen

    I am contacting you because I have information that my mother Germaine MATALON COHEN BORN IN THESSALONIKI GREECE has given a testimony as a holocaust survivor . She was tranfered in AUSCHWITZ IN 1944 together with my father Sabetai (Saby) father never returned.
    please let me know if the information is correct and if yes how can I receive a copy.

    Thanking you ,

    Veta MIONI


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