Welcome to the 
Holocaust Survivor Legacy Project

An interactive database containing the oral history of Westchester County's survivors for use by teachers, students and adults, too. 

Click Here to experience their stories.
~ Esther Geizhals interview has been published.  

~Finished Arlette Baker and Jay Sommers interview edits.  Check them out here.

~ Completed  Judy Altmann's interview. Listen Here.

~ Posted Elsa Stern Federbush's interview.  What an amazing story!  Listen to it now.

~ We have uploaded Melvin Federbush's full interview and photos. Check it out!

~ See Ed Lessings photos and listen to his captivating story. Click Here
~ We have just finished scanning Ruth Bachners photos, and editing her second and final interview.  Please check back soon when we publish!!
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About the Holocaust Survivor Legacy Project

The Survivor Legacy Education Project is an interactive database to record the oral history of Westchester survivors for use by teachers with their students and adults, too.

We are interviewing these survivors and creating both audio and visual accounts of their stories. The interviews will be edited into a 25-30 minute program in which their personal effects: photographs, letters, artifacts of their childhood and the war years (e.g. Stars of David), personal papers (e.g. passports, etc.) to illustrate the lives of these individuals. Many have few items, but these need to be preserved and shared with the next generation.  We are creating an exciting tool for teachers to use with their students.

Each program will include full written biographical text, family photos, student study guide specific to individual teacher materials (which would include supplemental readings about the subtopics of the Holocaust that might pertain to the individual, e.g. the Kindertransport, Kristallnacht, a particular concentration or death camp, etc.).

"If you see the evil, fight it" 
"If you see the good, teach it"