The Memory Archives

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CENTER HAMBURG (IMC)

The Memory Archives is a compilation of the stories of Holocaust survivors who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States. Over a six-month period, a team of 20 graduate students β€” 10 from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and 10 from the International Media Center Hamburg (IMC) β€” collaborated to find and interview survivors and descendants with connections to sister cities Chicago and Hamburg.

The project culminated in a two-week international and cultural exchange, during which the reporters spent time in both cities, researching, reporting and producing the stories that expose this piece of history β€” through firsthand accounts, oral histories and multimedia storytelling. The final product is a digital platform that documents these individuals' experiences, memories, perspectives and reflections, through print, video, audio and photo journalism.


GOING BACK

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY SARA GILGORE, JAMES ARKIN, THERESA MAYER AND MARIANA PAUNOVA

Lilli Greenebaum has vivid memories of her childhood in Nazi Germany and the times she has returned to her home country since the end of World War II. She believes it’s important for everyone to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.