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Oral History Resources: Visual History Archive (VHA)

Visual History Archive

         The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute was started by Stephen Spielberg in 1994 to collect and preserve the testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The Visual History Archive includes 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors from 56 countries in 32 languages. In addition the archive has expanded to include testimonies from the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China and the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide. An initial 60 testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Armenian Film Foundation's Armenian Genocide collection were integrated into the Visual History Archive in April 2015. Please see Basic Search Tips for tips on getting started searching this database.