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Oral history interview with Simon Carmel

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.9.1 | RG Number: RG-50.609.0001

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Simon Carmel, born in Baltimore, MD, discusses how he became involved in research on Deaf Holocaust survivors; locating Deaf survivors in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC; how he chose to write the stories down instead of film them; some of his frustrations trying to capture the individuals’ stories; common themes in the experiences of the survivors; the statistics on Deaf people who were killed in Europe during the Holocaust; conferences he has attended, including an international conference at Gallaudet University; preserving other genocide stories; signs that have been used for the Holocaust as well as Holocaust-related terms, such as “Nazi” and “Star of David badges”; and the importance of sharing stories of personal experiences.

Collection Subtitle
How I Became Involved in Holocaust Research
Interviewee
Simon Carmel
Interviewer
Patricia Durr
Date
2006  (interview)
Extent
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology
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