With a holocaust survivor

I interviewed Peter who survived the holocaust and still remember what happened.

Grandpa Interview

I ask my grandfather questions about his life and family history.

holocaust ending significance interview

I discussed the significance of the Holocaust and how his father’s infantry had a very large role in liberating one of the largest camps.

Daniel Ackermann and Steven Ackermann

Daniel Kurt Ackermann (37) interviews his father, Steven Ackermann (60), about their family history, Steven's father's journey to the United States and identity as an American Jew and how the family came to live in Louisiana.

2022/04/30 Grandma Johanna Part 1

Discussion of recent trip and life as a kid in Vienna

Question with mom

I learned how my family came to the U.S. frome Europe. I also learned about my great ancestors

Mary Ann Olding and Ann Acheson

Mary Ann Olding (78) is interviewed by her niece Ann Acheson (59) about her growing up in rural Ohio, what lead her to historical preservation as a career and the ways in which her Catholic farm family shaped her independent...

Martha Marcus & Katherine Abelson

Martha and her mother managed to hide from the Nazis for a period of time in their home country of Hungry. Once they were discovered they were put in a concentration camp where they were treated like animals. They managed...

Frieda Thompson & Susan Leitch

Frieda was nine yrs-old when the war broke out. Her family tried to get out of Germany, but were stopped by the gestapo. Her father was sent to a camp and killed, but she and her mother and brothers escaped...

I Beat Hitler

Irene (born Ruth) survived the holocaust, beat Hitler.

"I’m more of a painter in music than a musician" – Alan Semerdjian

Mara Jill Herman (Astoria) interviews Alan Semerdjian (Long Island) who makes meaning of his life through art. They discuss family influence, Armenian heritage, dialectic thinking, writing, music, and the art of educating.

Fritzie interview

Interviewing Mari-Ann on Fritzie


We discussed about the holocaust. As well as what would the world be if events like the Holocaust occurred.

Joe Neustadt & Annette Weinberg

Joe shares his story of surviving a Nazi concentration camp. Joe, his brother and father were put into the same camp where he and brother were separated from their father. Their father was immediately sent to the gas chamber. Joe...

Joanie Schirm and Elise Rolenc

One Small Step partners Joanie Schirm (73) and Elise Rolenc (50) share a conversation about their families, the public education system, and the importance of local government. They also talk about the value of finding connections with other people and...

Jerry Freimark: father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Holocaust survivor

We discussed life in Germany before WWII, coming to America as a Jewish immigrant, and experiences as a Jew in Germany and America.