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Friday, August 19, 2016
About 60 librarians and archivists from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) viewed a webinar about the Visual History Archive on Thursday, August 18, hosted by ProQuest and USC Shoah Foundation.
Friday, February 28, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest testimony collection, the Nanjing Massacre, is now fully integrated and viewable in the Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
For the sixth time, the Freie Universität Berlin will offer a free summer course for international and visiting scholars about USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. This summer, the topic of the course is memories of the Nazis’ forced laborers.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has established four “mirror sites” for the Visual History Archive, guaranteeing that a fully-functional Visual History Archive will exist in perpetuity outside its home at the University of Southern California.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The University of Toronto now has access to the Visual History Archive. Over 2,800 testimonies are from survivors living in Toronto and other parts of Canada.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Doug Ballman, manager of external relations of the online archive at USC Shoah Foundation, paid a visit to North Carolina’s three Visual History Archive access sites earlier this month to receive feedback from librarians and give public presentations about the archive.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
To meet growing demands for access to the world’s largest archive of genocide testimony, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is announcing its Visual History Archive Program, which will reimagine how users connect to the testimonies.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall have embarked on a historic effort to preserve the testimonies of the last survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanjing.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw is now offering educational programming for students that uses the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s latest quarterly stats update shows remarkable gains in its testimony access and academic and educational outreach over the past year.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Executive director Stephen Smith highlights just a few of USC Shoah Foundation's 2013 achievements.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Stephen Smith and Hayk Demoyan, directors of USC Shoah Foundation and the Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute, respectively, came together today to sign a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for future collaboration between the two organizations.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation staff came together last month for a weeklong discussion about how to update its intricate process of indexing each new testimony added to the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest is now the second Visual History Archive access site in Hungary and the 45th in the world.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 6: Jewish Resistance.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 9: Perpetrators, Collaborators and Bystanders
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The 10-part Echoes and Reflections series concludes with Lesson 10: The Children.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
After watching testimony in the Visual History Archive, many students say they feel like they really “met” the survivors they watched. Véronique Mickisch actually did.
Friday, June 7, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation has granted the Istituto Centrale per i beni sonori ed audiovisivi headquarters in Rome full remote access to its Visual History Archive.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Visual History Archive contains 53,000 eyewitness testimonies to genocide and mass atrocities. What you might not know is that each testimony is indexed to the minute with over 62,000 keys words in the entire Archive. USC Shoah Foundation commemorates National Archives Month this November by participating in #AskAnArchivist Day on Thurs., Oct. 1, and sharing 10 more unique facts about the Visual History Archive.
Monday, August 29, 2016
The Visual History Archive added 1,302 new testimonies, 1,361 new interviewees, six new experience groups, one new historic event and 10 new collections in a single update over the weekend.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Daisy Miller speaks on the importance of the Visual History Archive and how the collection of audiovisual testimonies to the Holocaust will be a valuable resource in education for generations to come.
Monday, September 11, 2017
​USC Shoah Foundation integrated the first 984 English-language transcripts into the Visual History Archive over the weekend – the first such update since ProQuest began working on transcribing testimonies as part of its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation last year.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Three hundred and ninety-six testimonies were added to the Visual History Archive as part of the archive’s latest update on January 23, including new collections and features.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest partner school is Daniel Berzsenyi High School in Budapest, Hungary.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Holocaust survivors from the Bay Area of California who have shared their experiences on video, and in numerous in-person appearances, were recognized for their contributions at a ceremony in San Francisco on June 9, 2013.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation director of technology Anita Pace is spending the week in Rwanda to work with Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (KGMC) staff on the possibility of building KGMC its own Genocide Archive Center. The center would be modeled after USC Shoah Foundation’s own Visual History Archive Center, which digitizes, preserves and stores its 52,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and provides access to the testimonies to institutions around the world.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Close and distant readings of the Visual History Archive by Todd Presner, professor of Germanic languages, comparative literature, and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, for the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The creators of a transmedia novel that has captivated students around the world have entered into a partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive and educational website IWitness.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s ITS department is one month into a yearlong project that will ultimately change the way universities access the Visual History Archive.

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