Patti Durr collection on Deaf Holocaust Survivors
Scope and Contents
The Patti Durr collection on Deaf Holocaust Survivors consists of 15 DV Cam Masters and 7 DVD copies of her interviews with deaf Holocaust survivors. Some interviews have transcripts: Ingelore Honigstein, Lilly Rattner Shirey, Worry: A Jewish Deaf-Blind Survivor Shares her Story (a documentary), Doris Fedrid, Frank Stieffel, and Simon Carmel.
Additionally, the collection also contains films and interviews by former NTID professor Simon Carmel, including footage of the New Jersey Deaf Jewish Convention Holocaust survivors. Testimonies include Frieda Wurmfeld, Rose Feld Roseman, Stan Teger, Laszlo Bardos, Magda Zimmet Bardos and Ludovi Wurmfeld. How I Became Involved with the Research on Deaf Holocaust, Durr's filmed interview of Carmel describing his experiences interviewing Deaf survivors, is also included.
- Creation: 2000-2009
- Durr, Patricia (Person)
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Historical Information: The Deaf Holocaust Survivors collection
In 2007, Deaf People + WWII website was launched by the National Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. It includes interviews, transcripts, articles, and films of Holocaust survivors, and seeks to preserve and foster the teaching, scholarship, and research of the experiences of the deaf and hard of hearing in the Holocaust. The website is the result of several years of gathering materials about Deaf people’s experiences related to World War II for Deaf Studies courses taught at NTID/RIT. Much of the content was organized by Professor Patricia Durr and makes up the bulk of this collection.
Biographical Information on Patti Durr
Patti Durr is a Deaf artist and activist, as well as an associate professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She is one of the founders of the Lights On! Deaf Theatre Company and has created multiple educational short films. As an educator since 1990, Patti has impacted the lives of many students at RIT and has contributed to fostering Deaf art for decades. Durr has been instrumental in developing Deaf Studies courses at NTID and is actively involved in the community. In 2004, by rigorous peer review of student nominations, she was awarded the RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
0.83 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 clamshell box)
Patti Durr’s filmed interviews and transcripts she conducted with deaf survivors of the Holocaust, as well as copies of two films created from the interviews. Also included are copies of older interviews conducted by Simon Carmel, former NTID faculty.
Collection materials are arranged by type.
C.S. Mid-Range, Shelf 342
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Patti Durr Collection on Deaf Holocaust survivors
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials donated to the Deaf Studies Archive in 2006 by NTID/RIT Professor Patricia Durr.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.
- Bardos, Laszlo (Interviewee, Person)
- Bardos, Magda Zimmet (Interviewee, Person)
- Carmel, Simon (Person)
- Fedrid, Doris (Person)
- Honigstein, Ingelore (Person)
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Organization)
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Faculty (Organization)
- Roseman, Rose Feld (Person)
- Rubin, Miriam (Person)
- Shirey, Lilly Rattner (Person)
- Stiefel, Frank (Person)
- Teger, Stanley (Person)
- Wurmfeld, Frieda (Person)
- Wurmfeld, Ludovi (Interviewee, Person)
- Patti Durr collection on Deaf Holocaust Surviviors
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Amy Vilz
- 29 July 2011
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