Video Interview

The Concept

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:

  1. The most powerful clips/answers
  2. 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.

Questions Answered

While the most powerful clips are used during the presentation, answers to the most frequently asked questions can also be edited into 2-3 minute clips and used as a resource for the Question/Answer period.

Each clip is given a short title to prompt the presenter to the correct clip. These clips are kept in a database and can be easily accessed during the question and answer period. 

However, not every question needs to be answer by a video clip. Remember, the Speaker has learned the Survivor’s history. He/She is also equipped to answer questions independently. So, the Q&A clips are simply support tools to be use when most appropriate.

Do You Remember Your Sister?
Play Clip
Did you have to wear a yellow star?
Play Clip
Why did you attend the trials?
Play Clip
Why do you tell your story?
Play Clip