THE MISSION

The Holocaust Survivor Legacy 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 the 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, students study guides 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.)