“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness. Not only are we responsible for the memories of the dead, we are responsible for what we do with those memories.” Elie Wiesel
The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday, May 2. As the world marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, court reporters and captioners can honor this remembrance by volunteering to transcribe a prerecorded interview with a Holocaust survivor.
As part of the Oral Histories program of the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), NCRF has an agreement with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C., to have court reporters transcribe the histories of Holocaust survivors. The museum currently has a registry of more than 200,000 records related to survivors and their families from around the world, and NCRF is honored to be able to provide assistance in transcribing them for posterity and public research.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in 1993 as a living memorial to the Holocaust. The museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.
PDCs for participation
Certified court reporters will receive 0.25 professional development credits (PDCs) for each transcription, up to a maximum of 1.0 PDC in their certification cycle.
To participate in NCRF’s Holocaust Survivors Oral Histories Program, please email Sharon Davoren, Foundation Assistant, at email@example.com.
The museum’s transcript guidelines can be found here.