New eResource: Visual History Archive

Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. In order to integrate testimonies recorded and owned by other organizations into the Visual History Archive, USC Shoah Foundation has initiated the Preserving the Legacy Program. Partners in the program include Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Holocaust Center; a consortium of nine Canadian archives; the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus; Holocaust Museum Houston; Florida Holocaust Museum; Museum of Jewish Heritage; and the Richard G. Hovannisian Armenian Genocide Oral History Collection.

The interviews have been conducted in 65 countries and 43 languages. Each collection adds context for the others, providing multiple pathways to learn from the eyewitnesses of history across time, locations, cultures and sociopolitical circumstances. The archive, which is searchable by the minute, contains invaluable material for research and education.

Subjects: History, Holocaust, Genocide, Conflict Studies

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