Item consists of a recording of the Opening Session of the Third Annual Seminar on Teaching the Holocaust, held from 9 am to 11 am of 31 October 1983 at the Ross Building of York University. The theme of the seminar was "The Gathering of History: Oral Testimonies and the Holocaust" and was sponsored by the Holocaust Rememberance Committee, the Toronto Jewish Congress, and the Faculty of Education at York University. The session starts with introductory remarks by Dean Andrew Effrat (Faculty of Education, York University), followed by Alan Bardikoff (Education Chairman of the Holocaust Remembrance Committee), who introduces the keynote speaker, Dr. Yaffa Eliach (Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies, Documentation and Research in Brooklyn, New York, and author of the book "Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust"). The theme of Eliach's address is "Oral Testimonies, a Method of Recording History," and she discusses the importance of collecting oral histories from survivors of the Holocaust and those who helped them in building a narrative of the experience of those who were persecuted during the Holocaust, as opposed to the official, Nazi sources previously used. She also shares some remarkable stories that she collected over her several years of research and discusses how to train students in the field of oral history collection. A Q&A session follows.
Physical Descr.: Only track 1 is recorded.
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Tape is in good condition. Audio quality is fair -- muffled throughout, some questions during the Q&A session can barely be heard. No signs of mold or SBS.