Objects in Mirror

Would you subscribe to a podcast about the Holocaust?

Posted at 8:32 AM on October 31, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

While the feature title The Holocaust by podcast has a certain shock value, it is basically descriptive. MPR's Bob Collins spent some time looking into what happens when a Holocaust survivor, interested individuals, and technology as a broadcast platform come together:

"Henry Oertelt, 86, is one of the first -- if not the first -- Holocaust survivor to record his account in a series of podcasts by KVSC, the St. Cloud State University radio station."

Consider that for a moment. The voice is a very powerful thing, and having a story spoken and available at any time, for anyone, expands its reach.

"With [Oertelt's] story being spread by podcast, he expects it will reach hundreds of thousands of people, and reach areas of the world where the Holocaust is now denied."

This makes me wonder. Is the audience there? Will you be able to listen? Is this a good use of broadcast? Can you identify the people around you who can - maybe even should - record similar podcasts? Would you share your own stories by podcast?

Visit KVSC Radio or listen to Henry Oertelt's podcasts.

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