Escaping Nazi Germany | Last Chance Collection | USC Shoah Foundation
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Holocaust survivor, David Fertig, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922. He escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport (“Children’s Transport”). The Kindertransport is possibly the most well-known example of Holocaust rescue operations, which involved individual British families agreeing to “host” children from Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Through this program, organized by Sir Nicholas Winton, an estimated 10,000 refugee children, most of them Jewish, were housed in the United Kingdom during the war. These children were able to avoid ghettoization and camp experiences; in many cases, they were the only members of their families to survive the Holocaust.
David was interviewed by USC Shoah Foundation in 2019 as part of our Last Chance Testimony Collection Initiative.
We continue seeking Holocaust survivors (and other witnesses) who have not yet recorded their stories with USC Shoah Foundation to be interviewed for the Collection.
There are 50,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States today. Many of them have never shared their stories. As long as there are still Holocaust witnesses ready to speak, their voices must be heard. Time is running out. We must act now to collect the remaining testimonies of Holocaust witnesses, before it is too late. USC Shoah Foundation’s Last Chance Testimony Collection Initiative is a surge to film survivor (and other witness) testimonies.
To schedule an interview for yourself or somebody you know, please complete the form located at https://sfi.usc.edu/last-chance. In-studio interviews are available in Los Angeles, West Palm Beach, and Washington DC. In-home interviews are available across the USA and Canada.
April is Genocide Awareness Month.
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