Piece image

Our Walls Bear Witness (Voices on Genocide Prevention)

From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Length: 21:20

Ron Haviv discusses the challenges he faces as a crisis photographer, what brought him to Darfur and his work in the Balkans. Read the full description.
To hear the full audio, sign up for a free PRX account or log in.

More from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Caption: PRX default Piece image

Martin Weiss: Selection at Auschwitz (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust Survivors) (09:45)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Martin Weiss discusses his deportation in May of 1944 from the ghetto in Munkacs, then part of Hungary, and his arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi killing center.
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Leon Merrick: Evacuation and Arrival at Buchenwald (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust S... (08:58)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

In December 1944, as the Soviet Army approached the slave labor camp in Poland where Leon was imprisoned, the Germans evacuated Leon to the Buchenwald concentration camp in ...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Erika Eckstut: A Young Girl's Experience in the Ghetto (First Person - Conversations with Holocau... (07:08)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Erika Eckstut discusses the difficulties and dangers of life in the Czernowitz ghetto in what was then Romania (but today is western Ukraine). Erika was an adventurous ...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Rabbi Jacob G. Wiener: Arrest on Kristallnacht (First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Surviv... (07:14)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Rabbi Jacob G. Wiener discusses his experience on Kristallnacht, known as the “Night of Broken Glass”, on November 9-10, 1938. Rabbi Wiener was arrested and his mother was ...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Marcel Drimer: Escaping the "Concert of Death" (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust Surv... (09:07)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Marcel Drimer discusses narrowly escaping an "aktion" in Drohobycz, Poland. Marcel, his sister, and mother hid in a wheat field while a German “aktion” or a violent operation ...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Inge Katzenstein: Refuge In Kenya (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust Survivors) (12:40)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Inge Katzenstein discusses fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939 and finding refuge along with her family in Kenya, where they remained during the war, thereby escaping the Holocaust.
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Gideon Frieder: Safe Harbor Among a Slovak Family (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust Su... (12:02)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Gideon Frieder discusses the time he spent hiding with a Catholic Slovak family. After his mother and sister perished in a German attack at Banska Bystrica, Gideon was ...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Freddie Traum: Evacuated to England (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust Survivors) (09:04)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Freddie Traum discusses life as a refugee in Great Britain during World War II. Freddie and his sister were sent from their home in Austria, to England as part of the ...
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Leon Merrick: Importance of Work in the Lodz Ghetto (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust ... (06:39)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Leon Merrick discusses the importance and difficulties of work in the Lodz ghetto. Working in the ghetto post office, his job of delivering the mail became all the more ...
Piece image

Louise Lawrence-Israels: A Family’s Efforts to Create a “Normal Life” while in Hiding (First Pers... (08:41)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Louise Lawrence-Israels discusses memories from her early childhood spent hiding in Amsterdam. In 1942, 6 month old Louise and her family went into hiding in the 4th floor of ...

Piece Description

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum projected wall-sized images of the genocide in Darfur onto its facade every night during Thanksgiving week 2006, marking the first time the national memorial's exterior was used to highlight contemporary genocide. The photographs were drawn from the work of some of the world's premier photojournalists, including VoGP guest, Ron Haviv. Ron discusses the challenges he faces as a crisis photographer, what brought him to Darfur and his work in the Balkans.

1 Comment Atom Feed

User image

Review of Our Walls Bear Witness (Voices on Genocide Prevention)

The interview gets off to a slow start, but once it's rolling the discussion is engaging and the topic is certainly timely.

Sound quality is an issue... while you can certainly understand the interviewer and interview subject, the sound is a bit muffled - as if on cassette or by phone.

Another consideration is the source of the interview. The interview is with a photographer whose work is being displayed at the Holocaust Museum and the interview program is produced by the Holocaust Museum. This could raise ethical questions for some news organizations that have policies against airing programs paid for and produced by the sources being interviewed.

Broadcast History

Posted to US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Web site on November 16, 2006 and is available on various Web-based distributions sites, namely iTunes.

Transcript

JERRY FOWLER: During Thanksgiving week, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is going to project wall-sized images of the escalating crisis in Darfur onto the outside of the building. The photographs are drawn from the work of some of the world?s premier photojournalists, including my guest today, Ron Haviv. Ron has won numerous awards for his work and has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises in the past fifteen years. He is truly one of the most acclaimed photojournalists at work today. Ron, thanks so much for taking the time to be with us.

RON HAVIV: Thank you for having me.

JERRY FOWLER: Let us first start talking about Darfur. When did you go to Darfur?

RON HAVIV: I spent part of the summer of 2005 in Darfur.

JERRY FOWLER: You have been in a lot of conflict areas?most notably the Balkans, but many other places besides...
Read the full transcript

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Porno Starlet vs. Rodeo Clown Califone Roomsound. Thrill Jockey 2001 :00

Related Website

http://www.vogp.org