Holocaust Teacher Resource Center

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Survivor Videos

The United Jewish Federation, Tidewater (UJFT) created a program called What We Carry.  Trained volunteer docents now present one of the first four films to schools, community groups, and military audiences, in combination with a suitcase filled with replicas of the survivor’s treasures.  A traveling version of the program also is available to educators outside Tidewater, Virginia.

Each video is presented here to enable a wide audience to have the experience of both seeing and listening to a survivor tell some of what he or she witnessed during the Holocaust.

Contact the UJFT Holocaust Commission at info@halocaustcommission.org for more information or to schedule a presentation.

Szaja Lida’s Survivor Story

Watch and listen to Szaja Lida’s Holocaust survivor story.  It originally was recorded in Virginia Beach on June 16, 1988.  It details his account of his time in Concentration Camps between  June 1942 and May 1945.

Please note that this narrative does not follow the order of the time spent in each camp.

  • Krakow, Poland June 1941 – July 1942
  • Plaszow, Poland July 1942 – November 1943
  • Skarzysko – Kamienna, Poland November 1943 – July 1944
  • Buchenwald, Germany July 1944 – September 1944
  • Schlieben, Germany September 1944 – April 1945
  • Theresenstadt (Terezin) April 1945 – May 1945