Voices of the Holocaust on Fox News

April 4, 2007 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Voices of the Holocaust | Comments Off on Voices of the Holocaust on Fox News

Voices of the Holocaust, a web site created and maintained by Galvin Library, was featured recently on Chicago’s Fox 32 newscast. The Voices site highlights the work of Dr. David Boder, who at the time of the 1946 interviews was Head of the Psychology Department at Lewis Institute, which merged with Armour Institute to become IIT. Dr. Boder used a newly developed wire recording device, invented by IIT’s Marvin Camras to record his interviews, which took place in France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland with persons displaced by World War II.

Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart and Institute of Psychology Director Dr. Ellen Mitchell were featured in the piece, which tells the story of how Dr. Boder’s interviews and wire recordings were discovered. The story also contains numerous clips from the audio recordings of the interviews, glimpses of the orginal wire recording devices and spools, as well as archival film footage of Holocaust victims.

Watch the newscast video (above), visit the site, or read more about Boder’s work in the 1949 book I Did Not Interview the Dead (held in Galvin Library’s collection) to learn more.

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