Jewish Family and Children’s Services

The Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center is one of Northern California’s most premier resources for Holocaust education, and has a strong presence in the schools of the region. 

In the 1980s, the JFCS Holocaust Center collected 1,400 testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Most of the testimonies were taken on videotape that begins to deteriorate over time. In 2014, the organization, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, partnered with USC Shoah Foundation for Preserving the Legacy, an initiative that will use the Institute’s state-of-the-art infrastructure to digitize, index and integrate videotaped Holocaust testimony taken by other organizations around the world into the Visual History Archive.