Genocide Survivor Testimony Videos
Auschwitz Survivor Dr. S. Cernyak-Spatz in Conversation (Compilation Footage)
Susan Cernyak-Spatz, née Eckstein, was almost 21, when the Nazis deported her to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943. She survived the extermination camp and death march to the interior of the Reich at the end of the war. After a screening of audio-visual testimonies she has given over the years, Dr. Cernyak-Spatz, now 96 years of age, will answer questions from the audience. The event, organized by the Peace and Genocide Education Club and supported by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, will start on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 pm in Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock, on the ASU campus. The program is free of charge and open to the public.
Auschwitz Survivor Dr. S. Cernyak-Spatz on "Nazi Perpetrators Through The Eyes of the Victims"
Cernyak-Spatz, who is a Professor Emerita of German Literature at UNC Charlotte, was born in Vienna and in 1929, moved with her family to Berlin, where they witnessed Hitler's rise to power. They fled to Prague in March 1938. Her father managed to escape to Belgium shortly before the German invasion of Poland, but the Nazis arrested and eventually deported Cernyak-Spatz and her mother.
Tamar Grinshpon, daughter of Ela Weissberger, child performer in the Brundibar opera at the Terezin Ghetto (Summer Symposium 2018)
Eugenie Mukeshimana, Rwandan genocide survivor and executive director of the Genocide Survivors Support Network (Summer Symposium 2018)
Survivor Testimony: Genocide and the Abuse of Music
Eugenie Mukeshimana, Rwandan genocide survivor and executive director of the Genocide Survivors Support Network, speaking during the 2017 Symposium. In order to be granted access to the speaker's eyewitness account of the Rwandan genocide, please contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.