In 2021 Professor Deidre Butler and her team of researchers filmed seven powerful oral history interviews for the Hear Our Voices: Holocaust Survivors Share their Stories of Trauma and Hate project. This is a key historical moment as those who personally bear witness to this history are passing, and the next generation steps into the gap to reflect on their own relationship to the Shoah. Our e-campus Ontario funded project used short segments from each interview in four online modules to illustrate key historical ideas, but hours of precious unused footage remain.
Before their stories are lost, help survivors, members of the second generation, and the families of righteous gentiles share their family’s history of the Shoah with students, educators, and the public.
Help us create seven short educational films that will preserve history and empower our students and professors to meaningfully engage the trauma of the Holocaust and reflect on the enduring threat of antisemitism.
Funds raised will be used to professionally edit and produce the existing raw footage into seven 30-minute oral history documentary films; train and hire undergraduate and graduate research assistants to provide historical context for these stories; enrich the interviews with archival documents, photographs, and maps; translate and caption each film in English and French.