Interviews with Holocaust Survivors and Witnesses

The growing collection now includes over 350 interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The interviews were made using the special narrative biographical method developed by Fritz Schütze for traumatized people, which works both for the interviewee as psychological therapy and for the researcher as a source of information. Some of the interviews are transcribed word by word, with special signs marking the interviewee’s lowering his/her voice, repeating words, making pauses, stressing certain words to make it possible to analyze the narration from a psychological point of view. Apart from the interviews, the overwhelmingly digital collection includes documents and photos donated by some of the interviewees as well as the notebooks and other work files of interviewers, giving a full picture of the individual cases.