The Shoah Foundation Story

In 1994 we launched an unprecedented effort to record, preserve, and share the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Over the past 30 years, we have built a world-class institute anchored in their voices. Learn more about our global impact.

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We are currently recording survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. If you are a survivor or know someone who is, we would love to hear from you. We are also looking for interviewers.

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Latest News

The USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with the National Library of Israel to provide Israelis with the first countrywide access to the Institute's entire Visual History Archive, including testimonies from more than 52,000 Holocaust survivors and hundreds of survivors of the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks. Read More
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 10:06am
The Division of Academic Programs and the Division of Education at the USC Shoah Foundation invite applications for their inaugural Azrieli Teaching Fellowship for Excellence in Testimony-based Pedagogy for the 2024-2025 academic year. Read More
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 2:03pm
The Division of Academic Programs at the USC Shoah Foundation invites applications for its inaugural Azrieli Research Fellowships for PhD candidates and early-career scholars during the 2024-2025 academic year. Read More
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 3:14pm
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