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Dori Laub interviews of Holocaust survivors

Call Number: MS 1986

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of interviews conducted by Dr. Dori Laub, of Holocaust survivors who were psychiatric patients at the Beer Yaakov Hospital in Israel. Included are video recordings of each interview in the native language of each interviewee, a one-page index of interviews, and transcriptions in English for most of the interviews. Some of the interviews were recorded using both PAL and NTSC standards.


  • 2002-2003


Language of Materials

The material is in English, Romanian, French, Greek, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, and Czech.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Dori Laub was transferred to Yale University in 2018. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dori Laub, 2012.


The materials are arranged alphabetically.


2.94 Linear Feet (40 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The collection consists of video recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted with Holocaust survivors by Dori Laub, psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and co-founder of the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies.

Biographical / Historical

Dori Laub was born in Czernowitz, Romania, in 1937. A survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Laub emigrated to Israel in 1950 where he attended medical school. Dr. Laub became a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, emigrated to the United States, and settled in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was an affiliate of Yale New Haven Hospital. Beginning in 1979, Dr. Laub collaborated with Laurel Vlock to videotape Holocaust survivor testimony, which led to the founding of the Holocaust Survivors Film Project and subsequently the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Laub died on June 23, 2018, in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Guide to the Dori Laub Interviews of Holocaust Survivors
Under Revision
Matthew Gorham and Christine Connolly
September 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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