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The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona videocassettes

Still image from the Holocaust testimony of of Erna S. from the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Holocaust testimony videocassettes, 1989.

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Holocaust testimony videocassettes measure 1.5 linear feet and contain video interviews on 19 U-matic videocassettes with Holocaust survivors. These testimonies were conducted by the United States Holocaust Museum Oral History Branch in 1989 and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona in 1990. The interviews in box 1 were created by the Jewish Federation as one of thirty-six affiliate projects led by Yale University Library’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. The University of Arizona holds the master U-matic videocassettes of the testimonies in box 1, the Fortunoff Video Archive has digitized the submasters. As an access site, UA Special Collections provides streaming access to the Fortunoff Video Archive through a secure workstation onsite in our Reading Room.

Instructions for accessing the collection in the Reading Room can be found in the collection guide and on the Digital Collection page.

Testimonies of Erna S. and Gerda W. in box 2 were conducted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch. They have been transcribed and digitized and are freely available to stream from the Jeff and Toby Herr Oral History Archive. Descriptions and unique identifiers for all interviews in the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Holocaust testimony videocassettes can be found in the collection guide.