Princeton University Library Catalog

Visual history archive.

  • English
  • Multiple languages
[Los Angeles, Calif.] : USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.
  • Began in 2001.
  • Video database.
Summary note:
Contains more than 52,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides recorded in 61 countries and in nearly 40 languages since 1994. Testimonies have index terms at one-minute segments. Since 2013 the Archive has added testimonies from the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the Armenian genocide that coincided with World War I.
  • "... being added to the Archive are collections of Holocaust testimonies recorded and owned by other organizations, such as Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) Holocaust Center.... Additional collections will be added as we continue to work with partners globally"--Home page, viewed December 1, 2016.
  • Published by the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation <April 5, 2005>; USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education <2006->
Type of data:
Video database.
Funding information:
Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with University of Michigan, Rice University, University of Southern California, and Yale University.
System details:
  • System requirements (PC): Pentium 3 or 4; 400MHz Processor; 256MB Memory; Windows XP/2000; latest versions of Internet explorer and Windows Media Player.
  • System requirements (MAC): eMac, iMac or Power Mac running OS-X; 256 MB Memory; Safari 1.1.
Source of description:
Title from home page (viewed December 1, 2016).
In English and almost 40 other languages. Transcripts of the German language testimonies are available, as well as English subtitles for the non-English Rwandan genocide and Nanjing massacre testimonies.
Contents as of December 2016: Jewish survivors -- Rescuers and aid providers -- Sinti and Roma survivors -- Liberators and liberation witnesses -- Political prisoners -- Jehovah's Witness survivors -- War crimes trials participants -- Survivors of eugenics policies -- Homosexual survivors -- 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide -- 1937 Nanjing Massacre -- Armenian genocide.
Other format(s):
Also published in print format, on CD-ROM, and documentary film for educational purposes.
  • Filmed interviews.
  • History.
  • Interviews.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Personal narratives.
Other title(s):
  • USC Shoah Foundation's visual history archive
  • USC Shoah Foundation visual history archive
  • Shoah visual history archive
  • Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation visual history archive <April 5, 2005>
Also known as:
  • Shoah Foundation's visual history archive project
Related name:
Other views:
Staff view