- Alternative Titles
- USC Shoah Foundation Visual History ArchiveVisual History ArchiveShoah VHASVHA
The Visual History Archive contains 55,000 audiovisual interviews with survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Interviewees are primarily Jewish survivors, though the archive also includes interviews with gay/lesbian, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma and Sinta (Gypsy) survivors, survivors of eugenics policies, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, liberators, and war crimes trial participants.
Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the following:
- 1915 Armenian Genocide
- 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China
- Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979
- Guatemalan Genocide of the early 1980s
- 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
- Ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic
- Contemporary acts of violence against Jews
The interviews were conducted in 62 different countries and in 41 languages and comprise the most extensive resource of its type. Each interview is fully indexed, thus allowing the viewer to search using either the assigned index terms or a free-text search. Additionally, transcripts are provided for many of the testimonies.
Please note: Users can avoid logging in by clicking the 'Continue as a guest' button on the landing page. As a guest, users can search and view all testimonies in the archive. To save results or use a 'Projects' related feature, users must register or log in.
- Interviews collected 1994-2016.
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