Interviews with Holocaust survivors who came to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust

Six million European Jews were systematically murdered by the Nazis and their allies during the Holocaust. Historians estimate that about 140,000 survivors came to the U.S. and that more than 1,000 eventually settled in Wisconsin. Between 1974 and 1981, Wisconsin Historical Society archivists interviewed 22 of these Holocaust survivors and two American eyewitnesses. The complete audio recordings and typed transcripts of those interviews are available online (about 160 hours of audio and 3,400 pages of text) through the link below. Users can browse excerpts,  jump to specific topics, view photos, and see classroom resources. Any document in the collection may be printed or downloaded at no cost for nonprofit educational use by teachers, students and researchers (nothing may be reproduced in any format for commercial purposes without prior permission).

Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Wisconsin Historical Society.
Pub Data: Oral Histories: Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust, a digital collection built 2006-2009 at
Citation: Cite individual interviews within the collection by survivor's name and transcript page number, followed by: Wisconsin Historical Society. Oral Histories: Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/20/2018