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

We are committed to expanding the Visual History Archive to include testimony from survivors and witnesses of other genocidal events, and to make such testimony available for educational use around the world
What is in the Institute's Visual History Archive
The archive now represents nine genocidal events: the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide during World War I, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the Guatemalan Genocide of the early 1980s, the Cambodian Genocide of the 1970s, the ongoing South Sudan Civil War, the Central Africa Republic conflict of 2012, and anti-Rohingya Mass Violence of 2017. The archive also contains interviews about the deadly consequences of contemporary antisemitism.
By the Numbers
Video Testimonies
Access Sites Wordwide
The Power of VHA Testimony Search
Used everyday by leading scholars in the creation of books, articles, dissertations and multi-media presentations, the Visual History Archive® is unique in its ability to advance genocide research thanks to a patented built-in search engine and carefully
Rohingya testimonies added to Visual History Archive
The integration of the new collection means the Archive now represents nine genocidal events
USC Shoah Foundation expands its collection of Guatemalan Genocide testimonies
In addition to indexing and archiving the testimonies, USC Shoah Foundation is continuing to use the interviews to produce learning activities about the Guatemala Genocide in IWitness, an online, no-cost resource with a wealth of classroom-ready exercises
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Your donation helps the Institute record and preserve the testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.