Eyewitness reports are irreplaceable sources that enable us to experience history at first hand. They help us understand what happened in the past and raise our awareness of what is happening today. Soon, there will be no more contemporary witnesses who are able to share their experiences with us. Will this change our view of history? How can we preserve their testimonies?
The German Exile Archive 1933–1945 has been cooperating closely with eyewitnesses Kurt S. Maier and Inge Auerbacher to create digital interactive interviews that explore their experiences of anti-Semitic persecution and exile after 1933.
The interviews are accompanied by an exhibition which is dedicated to the eyewitnesses’ life stories and places them in context.
Graphic: Framegrabber Medien GmbH