The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program

New! Confronting Devastation: Memoirs of Holocaust Survivors from Hungary

An anthology documenting the experiences and memories of survivors of the Holocaust in Hungary.

For Educators

Learn more about our free resources, including books, education programs and lesson plans, the digital platform Re:Collection and short films.

The Holocaust

An introduction to the Holocaust.

About This Site

The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation in 2005 to collect, preserve and share the memoirs and diaries written by survivors of the twentieth-century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe who later made their way to Canada.

More than half a century later, the diversity of stories allows readers to put a face on what was lost, and to grasp the enormity of what happened to six million Jews – one story at a time.

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Delve deeper into the lives of the survivors through rare interview footage, memoir excerpts, photographs, artifacts and an interactive timeline and map in our new digital platform.

Experience Re:Collection

Buried Words