Barbara Stimler, Holocaust Survivor, gave this testimony to secondary school children in November 1998. She described what it was like to be rounded up, put in a Nazi concentration camp and subjected to a life in hell. She goes on to describe the liberation by allied forces. Viewers can hear more about her post WWII life in our Survivor interview section where she recounts the cost to her own life and that of her husband and children.Barbara is one of the few Survivors who often received a standing ovation at the end of her talk. This was not because of anything special, except she clearly relived much of the trauma and gave the talk at great cost to her own emotional state. Such was the bravery of a woman who simply wanted to tell what happened.
Watch Barbara's testimony below. Visitors to our website will only be able to watch the first 15 minutes. However, members of the National Holocaust Centre and Museum are able to see the entire testimony, so please become a member - sign up here.