Hear a Holocaust Survivor

For over three decades, Holocaust survivors have volunteered their time at the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance to speak about their painful experiences during World War II. Over 40,000 visitors per year meet a Holocaust Survivor. These survivors have been the most effective ambassadors of memory, hope and tolerance for our Museum and their dedication and courage serve as a testament to the vibrancy and tenacity of Jewish life. 

In honor of these Holocaust survivor volunteers, the MOT commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth to photograph each of these extraordinary people for our permanent exhibit “Witness to Truth.” View this exhibition in the Museum rotunda.

Meet a Holocaust survivor at the Museum of Tolerance:

The Museum of Tolerance is proud to offer Holocaust survivor lectures everyday. These lectures are included in museum admission and are approximately one hour in length. Please inquire at the front desk for the location and times of survivor lectures.

For School Field Trips:
If you are interested in incorporating a Holocaust survivor lecture into your group visit to the museum, please call 310-772-7639.

Experience a Holocaust survivor lecture at your location:

In the Bridging the Gap program, the MOT uses video conferencing technology to bring the stories of Holocaust survivors to locations around the world. To make arrangements for this program, please call 310-772-2502.

"WITNESS TO TRUTH" - A Tribute To Our Holocaust Survivors

Photographs by Marissa Roth

The photographs included in the gallery below are part of a loving tribute to our Holocaust Survivors. The portraits hang in a place of prominence on the ramp that descends from the MOT lobby to the Main Exhibit level of the museum. These photographs are a tribute the the Holocaust Survivors who have spoken at and some who continue speaking at the MOT. A number of Survivors have passed since these photographs were taken.

Click on a image below for more information.