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JHP 3151: Comparative Genocide in the Twentieth Century: Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

What is the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive?

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979. The interviews have been conducted in 62 countries and 41 languages. Each collection adds context for the others, providing multiple pathways to learn from the eyewitnesses of history across time, locations, cultures and sociopolitical circumstances.

Accessing the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

In order to access all the content on the Visual History Archive, it's important to register for an account. You can register for free using the provide link above.

 

VHA login box

 

Searching the Visual History Archives