This collection consists of 24 videotaped interviews of Delaware residents who were Holocaust survivors, witnesses, or liberators. The interviews were conducted between 1989 and 1995 as part of a project coordinated by the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation of Delaware, in association with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University. A compilation of these interviews was broadcast by public television WHYY Wilmington/Philadelphia as "Holocaust Survivors Speak." A four-part video-recording of this production is also included in the collection.
The collection includes BETA video-recordings of the original interviews and VHS videocassette format for master copies as well as user copies. The interviews and WHYY programs are also available on DVD-R media.
For many of the interviews, pre-interview forms with biographical data and/or summary interview notes are available in Special Collections. Note: These items are housed in the administrative Collection Folders for MSS 0986, not with the collections itself.