Stories of Survival
Los Angeles Jewish Health has been honored to serve numerous Holocaust survivors throughout its history. In partnership with the Providence Institute for Human Caring, their stories were collected and recorded so that future generations could learn about the tragic events. More importantly, they could be inspired by the bravery displayed by each survivor.
It is so critical to record and share these stories, so that current and future generations learn from the travesties of the past, so as never to repeat them. Copies of these interviews were sent to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. They were also shared with the family of each participant as a legacy of their journey. You can find other inspiring stories at hearmenowstories.org.
Hear Me Now is a storytelling and listening program at Providence, one of the nation’s largest health systems.
Hear Me Now’s mission is to make healthcare more humane by recording and sharing the personal stories of Providence employees, patients, and the communities the health system serves.
Edited recordings live on the HearMeNowStories.org website. With participant permission, recordings are archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library. All participants get a digital copy of their recording.
Renowned palliative care physician, Dr. Ira Byock, and the team at Providence’s Institute for Human Caring, founded Hear Me Now in 2016, initially in partnership with StoryCorps, America’s largest oral history project.
Storytelling has been an important part of Providence’s culture for more than 160 years. The founding sisters used storytelling to spread the mission of service to all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Hear Me Now is part of this tradition.
With deep appreciation to Project Lead, Scott Acord, and Providence Institute for Human Caring, it is our honor to share these stories.