In Search of the Drowned: Testimonies and Testimonial Fragments of the Holocaust

This open-access digital monograph and edition of 2700 oral history testimonies aims to document the Holocaust from the victims’ perspective. It uses state-of-art digital technology (data mining, corpus and computational linguistics and visualisation) to help educators, researchers, and students navigate in a corpus of more than 60 million words. The project also addresses the question of how we can document the voice of murdered victims. To answer it draws on digital story telling; in a collection of short essays the principal investigator guides the reader through victims’ experience.


Yale Fortunoff Archive
Yale DH Lab
USC Shoah Foundation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Yale Fortunoff Archive