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USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive: Introduction

Established in 1994 to preserve the audio-visual histories of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, the USC Shoah Foundation maintains one of the largest video digital libraries in the world: the Visual History Archive (VHA).


This guide is intended to help USC students/staff/faculty and visitors to USC use the Visual History Archive, the collection of 55,000 audiovisual interviews with witnesses of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, the anti-Rohingya mass violence in Myanmar, the Cambodian Genocide, the Central African Republic Conflict, contemporary antisemitism, the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide, the Nanjing Massacre, and the South Sudan Civil War gathered by USC Shoah Foundation and partnering organizations.


Here you will find information on:


For information about the USC Shoah Foundation, please consult its website.


For any questions not addressed here or by the USC Shoah Foundation's website, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Visual History Archive Curator

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Crispin Brooks