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Testimony

Oral evidence offered by a competent witness under oath, which is used to establish some fact or set of facts.

Testimony is distinguishable from evidence that is acquired through the use of written sources, such as documents.

testimony

n. oral evidence given under oath by a witness in answer to questions posed by attorneys at trial or at a deposition (questioning under oath outside of court). (See: testify, trial, deposition, evidence, witness)

testimony

noun affidavit, affirmation, assertion, asseveration, attestation, averment, avowal, declaration, declaration of facts, deposition, disclosure, evidence, evidence by a competent witness, evidence in support of, expression, profession, proof, proof by a witness, revelation, statement, statement of facts, testimonium
Associated concepts: circumstantial testimony, compelled testimony, corroborative testimony, cross-examination, deposition, direct examination, expert testimony, impeachhent of testimony, incompetent testimony, involuntary tessimony, oral testimony, perjured testimony, preservation of testimony, testimony under oath
See also: adjuration, admission, attestation, avowal, certification, corroboration, deposition, disclosure, proof, recommendation, reference, statement

testimony

a statement of a witness in court, usually on oath, offered as evidence of the truth of what is alleged.

TESTIMONY, evidence. The statement made by a witness under oath or affirmation. Vide Bill to perpetuate testimony.

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Representatives from the repositories will meet next month to discuss the method for distributing survivors' testimonies, said Arnold Kramer, director of technical services for the U.
2--Color) Stephanie Barish, left, James Moll, Sam Gustman and June Beallor created a digital library to store Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation recently gave the Yale project $500,000 to upgrade the cataloging of its testimonies - but not to finance any new tapings.
Roskies of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Raul Hilberg, the retired University of Vermont political scientist and author of the landmark study "The Destruction of the European Jews," question the value of videotaped survivor testimonies.
There is some value" in videotaping survivor testimonies, said Roskies, "but the Holocaust is now a media event, and the only thing that is real is what is on the screen.
Hillel Levine, a social scientist at Boston University, said there is "a hidden triumphalism in basing the story of the Holocaust purely on the survivor testimonies.
Since Steven Spielberg established Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation in 1994, the Foundation has videotaped the testimonies of more than 50,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses in 56 countries in 32 languages.
Recent technological innovations at the Shoah Foundation will speed up the indexing and cataloguing of all the testimonies at a rate eight times faster than previously estimated.
Most recently, the Foundation commissioned five distinguished international directors to produce documentaries using testimonies in their own languages drawn from the archive for television broadcast in those countries.
The Foundation has produced a groundbreaking CD-ROM, "Survivors: Testimonies of the Holocaust," and three documentary films: "The Last Days," 1999 Academy Award-winner for Best Feature Documentary; "The Lost Children of Berlin," honored with the Edward R.
To date, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation has collected well over 29,000 testimonies in over 35 countries in more than 25 languages.