Visual History Archive (VHA)

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The 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.
Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979.

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, which represent the Jewish experience across Canada; and collections from Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, Holocaust Museum Houston, and Florida Holocaust Museum.
The interviews have been conducted in 62 countries and 41 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.

Additional collections will be added as we continue to work with partners globally.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:10

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