Accession consists of videos documenting various commemorations and conferences of the Transnistria Society in Montreal; Quebec; and Washington, D.C. Tape 1 features the First North American Commemoration of Victims of Transnistria, 1994 and Montreal Transistria 1995. Tape 2 features the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and Transnistria Commemoration Service, 29 October 1995. Tape 3 features the Transnistria Group, Washington, 23–27 June 1996. Tape 4 features a Washington trip, Transnistria Conference, undated. Inserted in the jacket of the VHS is a typewritten note from Felicia Carmelly to the individuals who ordered copies of the video, stating the expenses and final cost. Also included is a VHS of Felicia Carmelly's interview with Paul Draper dated August, 1994.
Founded in 1980, the Transnistria Survivors' Association works diligently to provide a voice for and raise awareness of a lesser known group of Holocaust survivors from Transnistria, an area by the eastern Moldovan border with today's Ukraine that was the third largest Jewish population in Europe. As early as 1933, the Jews of Bucovina and Basarabia were affected by the brutally repressive laws aimed at Jews enforced by both the Nazis and the Romanians, neighbours turning on neighbours. By 1942, over 100,000 Romanian Jews were deported or murdered and many were interned at concentration camps in the Transnistria area. Those who survived these tragic circumstances and made a new home in Toronto, found one another and banded together to lend each other support and to tell their largely unknown story of oppression and survival. They organize regular Hazkarah (memorial) services and untiringly present their stories at speaking engagements and synagogues.