The First Four: Excerpts from Testimonies Recorded on May 2, 1979

By Stephen Naron - February 23, 2019


On May 2, 1979, four survivors gave testimony to Dr. Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock at Dr. Laub's office on Howard Avenue in New Haven. It was the first taping of survivors on video by what would become the Holocaust Survivors Film Project -- the predecessor to the Fortunoff Video Archive. Join us at the Whitney Humanities Center for a screening of excerpts from the first four testimonies recorded in New Haven - 40 years prior to the day. Lawrence Langer, Emeritus Professor of English at Simmons College and Joanne W. Rudof, Archivist Emeritus, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, will offer their insights into the significance of these first four testimonies.

Event open to the public and co-sponsored by the Sobotka Yom HaShoah Endowment Fund.

Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Whitney Humanities Center, Yale Campus


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