Sonoma County Survivor Project

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The Sonoma County Survivor Project

The Sonoma County Survivor Project shares the dramatic stories and images of seemingly ordinary community members, including Japanese Americans, European Jews and Cambodians, who have survived severe loss of their human rights. The exhibit is composed of photographs, informal portraits and reproductions of precious family documents, along with excerpts from oral history interviews. The exhibit’s aim is to document neighbors’ histories and celebrate the resiliency of their spirit, in the hope that an intimate acquaintance with these individuals will help us prevent similar episodes in the future.

The Sonoma County Survivor Project is an online exhibit created by photographer, teacher, and Executive Director of Listening for a Change Phyllis Rosenfield and oral historian/computer scientist Lisa Slater.

See the Survivor Exhibit

Listed are participants from three communities who have suffered dramatic losses of human rights. Click below to view photos and read biographies and oral history excerpts in the interviewees’ own words. Be sure to scroll down each page to view the exhibit in its entirety.

LIFE photojournalist

Hansel Mieth: A mid-century photojournalist for LIFE magazine who documented people during the Great Depression.

I haven’t been to a show in years where I took away so much.

Hansel Mieth (June 1991)
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