Survivor Testimony

Central Florida is home to a number of Holocaust Survivors. Since the Center was founded we have taped the stories of about 40 women and men who survived, as well as the testimony of several liberators. Other area Survivors may not have had an opportunity to share their stories, and we are anxious to locate them and record their experiences.

Edited versions of some of the Survivor Testimonies are incorporated as videotapes into the museum’s exhibits where they may be viewed by all visitors. Other testimonies are cataloged and held in our archives, and are available to scholars and researchers. Selections of testimony from local survivors are available online here.

Many of the most compelling testimonies have been captured in a permanent exhibit, Our Story which can been seen on display at the Center.

In addition, we have an active Next Generation Group, supported by adult children and grandchildren of Survivors, who provide programming and support services on an ongoing basis. As Survivors age, we look more often to the younger generation to ensure that their stories are not forgotten. In turn, the Next Generation participants learn from each other how to accept their unique role in Holocaust remembrance. They, and the generations yet to come, can assure that the legacy of the Shoah will never be forgotten.

Anyone interested in participating in this group is welcomed to contact the Center.

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida · 851 N Maitland Ave · Maitland, FL 32751 · Phone: 407-628-0555 ·