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Friday, March 25, 2016
To commemorate Genocide Awareness Month listen to clips of testimony from survivors across six genocides represented in the Visual History Archive. This testimony series follows the narrative of the "Pyramid of Hate," which lists the steps, beginning with Prejudiced Attitudes, Acts of Prejudice, Discrimination and then Violence, which lead to Genocide and Genocide Denial. Explore full-length testimony from the Visual History Archive
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A collection of clips featuring women speaking about their experiences during the Holocaust and that appears in the study guide "Women and the Holocaust: Courage and Compassion," produced in partnership with the United Nations in 2011.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This set of clips from the Institute's archive showcases survivors before the camera performing music that helped sustain them during the Holocaust.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Clips of survivors recalling times in their lives during the Holocaust when they still managed to find love.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The following tetimonies were given by survivors who had already written or would go on to write memoirs and other books about their experiences during the Holocaust.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A collection of clips from the Institute Archive that focus on interviewees describing particular feelings and emotions they experienced, such as fear, gratitude, and attitudes about others.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
At the end of each interview the Institute recorded for the Archive, the interviewer would ask the interviewee if he or she had a special message for future generations watching the interview. The survivors and other witnesses often spoken about such themes as forgiveness, the importance of individual action, and the need to teach children tolerance. Here are a few messages from the Institute's Archive.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
International scholars from many disciplines gathered to examine the relationships between digital methodologies, practices, ethics and contemporary Holocaust and genocide studies. How can digital humanities shape, challenge, or complement contemporary genocide studies and vice versa?
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A series of clips from survivors speaking about their experiences with personal as well as institutional forms of discrimination. These clips include testimonies from the European Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda collections.
Monday, December 1, 2014
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, listen to the testimonies of 70 Holocaust survivors, drawn from the Visual History Archive at USC Shoah Foundation, as they recall their personal experiences in the Nazi extermination camp.
Friday, March 6, 2015
To commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015, listen to the testimonies of 10 amazing women from the Visual History Archive who all “made it happen,” from standing up to injustice to saving lives during the Holocaust to preserving the memories of genocide victims and many other courageous acts.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Survivors describe their memories of Auschwitz in the following selection of English-language clips from the Visual History Archive. A total of 11,780 testimonies in the Visual History Archive mention Auschwitz; these testimonies were conducted in 26 languages and 45 countries.
Friday, March 4, 2016
In honor of Women's History Month in March, discover some of the diverse experiences of women in the Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Seven Holocaust survivors and liberators share their perspectives and recollections of liberation. Click on the thumbnails to watch.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Survivors reflect on the Holocaust and/or World War II from a postwar standpoint and discuss how or why they survived the Holocaust.  Discussing their psychological reactions to the wartime experiences in China, survivors reflect on their thoughts and feelings caused by or directly linked to an experience of persecution in the context of the Holocaust.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Survivors reflect on the Holocaust and/or World War II from a postwar standpoint and discuss how or why they survived the Holocaust.  Discussing their psychological reactions to the wartime experiences in China, survivors reflect on their thoughts and feelings caused by or directly linked to an experience of persecution in the context of the Holocaust.
Friday, May 27, 2016
A collection of testimony clips from WWII liberators who served in the United States Armed Forces. Special thanks to Ford Motor Company for their support of our World War II Veterans and Liberators collections.
Friday, August 5, 2016
 Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a Portuguese diplomat stationed in Bordeaux in the late 1930s who issued tens of thousands of visas to Jewish families, in direct violation of anti-Jewish laws instituted by Portugal’s fascist government at the time. For this act of resistance, Sousa Mendes faced trials and conviction, leaving him to live out the rest of his life in poverty and disgrace, and his 15 children scattered all over Europe and the U.S.
Friday, February 1, 2013
During the Holocaust, numerous individuals and groups risked their lives to save countless Jews.  Originally displayed for International Holocaust Remembrance Day at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, this exhibit showcases five themes of rescue brought to light in the testimonies of nine Jewish survivors and four rescuers and aid providers.
Monday, August 15, 2016
A collection of testimony clips of Holocaust survivors who remembering hearing about the pogrom in the Polish town of Kielce.  On July 4, 1946, mobs of Polish people attacked Jewish refugees and survivors returning to their homes after World War II had ended. In these testimony clips eyewitnesses recount the story of how over 40 Jewish people were murdered after they had already survived the Holocaust.  
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
To view the entire Armenian Genocide Testimony Collection, log into the  Visual History Archive Online to explore the full-length eyewitness testimonies.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Survivors who found refuge in Shanghai and other cities in China during the Holocaust express their feelings toward, and opinions about, China and the Chinese people. They describe the living conditions in China during World War II and the relations between the Jewish refugees and the local population.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Survivors who found refuge in Shanghai and other cities in China during the Holocaust express their feelings toward, and opinions about, China and the Chinese people. They describe the living conditions in China during World War II and the relations between the Jewish refugees and the local population.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A collection of clips featuring Holocaust survivor Paula Lebovics speaking about her experiences before, during, and after World War II, including the conditions she had to undergo as a child at Auschwitz.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
From April to July 1994, one of the most brutal genocides in human history occurred in Rwanda. It claimed the lives of 800,000 men, women, and children, most of whom were of Tutsi descent. Kwibuka, the official anniversary of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, is observed every year on April 7. Explore this selection of testimony clips of survivors and eyewitnesses to the genocide from the Visual History Archive. 

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