Visual History Archive

An invaluable resource for humanity, with nearly every testimony encompassing a complete personal history of life before, during and after the subject’s firsthand experience with genocide.

Testimonies Taken for New North Africa and Middle East Collection

All over the world, Jewish survivors of the Holocaust era are giving testimony – but not for USC Shoah Foundation’s original collection of over 51,000 Holocaust survivor testimonies. Instead, they are the first participants of the new Testimonies of North Africa and the Middle East project.

(Pictured: Sana'a, Yemen)

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University of Vienna is Newest Visual History Archive Full Access Site

Forty-nine universities and museums around the world now have full access to the Visual History Archive. The Visual History Archive's 52,000 testimonies will be available to members of the University of Vienna - faculty and students - for the purposes of teaching, studying and research.

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Comcast and USC Shoah Foundation Announce Multi-Year Agreement to Offer 'Days of Remembrance: PastFORWARD' Series

More than 30 hours of content will be available for free through Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity TV Go app and online in conjunction with the U.S. National Days of Remembrance.

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  • Search the Visual History Archive

    Find out how to conduct searches in the Institute's Visual History Archive. Log on to our Visual History Archive Online and search the entire catalog of over 52,000 witnesses. Watch a sample of over 1,200 video testimonies.

  • About the Visual History Archive

    Learn about the history of the Visual History Archive, including the Institute's efforts to expand its video testimony holdings.

  • Collections

    The Visual History Archive contains several collections of video testimonies. Beginning with the Holocaust collection, containing testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, the Institute is working on incorporating other collections of testimony on the Cambodian genocide, the genocide in Rwanda, and the Armenian genocide.

  • Find an Access Site Near You

    The Institute has 49 access sites around the world where you can access the Visual History Archive.