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.

Year-Long Guest Book Gathers Nearly 150 Responses from Around the World

Seventeen countries, 28 states and 122 cities later, the USC Shoah Foundation 20th Anniversary Guest Book is officially closed.

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Malach Center at Charles University Celebrates 5 Years as Visual History Archive Access Site

The Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University in Prague marked its fifth year as a full access site of the Visual History Archive with a conference that brought together local dignitaries, scholars, and students.

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Karen Jungblut, Director of Research and Documentation, Attends Nanjing Massacre Commemoration in China

Three months after collecting 18 new testimonies for USC Shoah Foundation’s Nanjing Massacre collection, Jungblut returned to Nanjing, China, to meet with survivors and partners.

(Pictured: Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall)

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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 nearly 52,000 witnesses so far catalogued and indexed of the over 52,000 testimonies housed at the Institute. Watch a sample of 1,228 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 51 access sites around the world where you can access the Visual History Archive.