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About the Archive :: Founder William Rosenberg

William Rosenberg

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William Rosenberg was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1929. The only survivor of his family of seven children, he was incarcerated in seven concentration camps. He was one of three survivors of his extended family of ninety-six. He died in November 1996. As president of the New Haven Farband and the New Haven survivors fellowship group, Willy was instrumental in the founding of the Holocaust Survivors Film Project (HSFP). A meeting and press conference in his home garnered important public support and attention. He was a tireless advocate for the HSFP and later for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. He chaired successful fundraising events for the Video Archive. His private and public efforts contributed to significant achievements for the Video Archive.