The whole basis for this concept is an interview between the Speaker (an adult child or grandchild of a survivor) and the Survivor. By hearing first hand testimony from the Survivor, the Speaker becomes a witness.
As Eli Wiesel said, “When you listen to a witness, you become a witness.”
The interview is captured on video. This validates the passage of information from one generation to the next. It also allows the Survivors to continue to share their most powerful memories and thoughts directly.
By using clips of the interview in the presentation, the Speaker allows the audience to emotionally connect with the Survivor, making the history more meaningful, emotional and memorable.
The video is edited into individual 2-3 minute segments. These segments are:
- The most powerful clips/answers
- Answers to the most commonly asked student questions
Video clips of the interview are one of the most important and significant elements of this presentation format.