In the News

Major news articles and features about Dr. David P. Boder and the Voices of the Holocaust Project:

CBC Radio - As It Happens
David Boder's work was featured as part of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program "As It Happens" on January 27, 2010. The piece, which aired in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, can be heard here.

BBC History, BBC Knowledge, & Who Do You Think You Are?
The Voices of the Holocaust project and the work of David P. Boder were profiled in several magazine articles published by the BBC in early 2010. The articles, which appeared in the January issue of BBC History and the February issues of BBC Knowledge and Who Do You Think You Are?, focus on Boder's groundbreaking interviews of Holocaust survivors and other displaced persons recorded in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

BBC Radio - Archive on 4
The Voices of the Holocaust project and the work David P. Boder were featured on BBC Radio's "Archive on 4" program on July 4, 2009. The moving hour-long broadcast covered Boder's efforts to record the stories of Holocaust survivors and other displaced persons in European refugee camps in 1946. The program features numerous clips of Boder's recordings and interviews with Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart and Assistant University Archivist Ralph Pugh, as well as project contributor Alan Rosen. Click here for more information on the broadcast, entitled "I Did Not Interview the Dead."

Daily Herald
An article on the Voices of the Holocaust project appeared in the Daily Herald on April 20, 2007. The article, "Help needed to preserve decaying voices of history," by Sarah Long, recounts how IIT professor Dr. David Boder traveled to Europe in the years immediately following WWII to record the stories of Holocaust survivors in displaced-persons camps. The story also features comments by Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart, who discusses the Galvin Library's efforts to preserve these materials and make them available online. Click here to read the article on the author's web site.

To listen to Sarah Long's podcast interview ("Longshots #42") with Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart, click here.

Fox News Chicago
Fox News 32 Chicago aired a story in April 2007 on the Voices of the Holocaust project, entitled "Buried at the Illinois Institute of Technology." Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart and Institute of Psychology Director Dr. Ellen Mitchell were featured in the piece, which tells the story of how Dr. Boder's interviews and wire recordings were discovered. The story also contains numerous clips from the audio recordings of the interviews, glimpses of the original wire recording devices and spools, as well as archival film footage of Holocaust victims. Click on the image above to watch the clip.

Chicago Tribune
Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart and Dr. Ellen Mitchell, Director of IIT's Institute of Psychology, were interviewed and photographed by Chicago Tribune staff reporter Ron Grossman for a story featured on the front page of the January 14th, 2007 Sunday edition. The article highlighted Dr. David Boder's 1946 interviews with displaced persons after WWII in Europe. At the time, Dr. Boder was Head of the Psychology Department at Lewis Institute, which merged with Armour Institute to become IIT. Click here to read the article, titled "Echoes of history: Holocaust voices resurface at IIT."

This American Life
In 2001, the venerated NPR radio program This American Life ran a segment on the work of Dr. David Boder. The story chronicles Boder's efforts to record the stories of concentration camp survivors using a primitive wire recording device, and discusses how his work was forgotten and rediscovered decades later. It also marked the first time that Boder's recordings were heard by a national audience. Click here to listen to the episode.