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USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive: Search the VHA

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).

Search the Visual History Archive

USC students/staff/faculty

Search the VHA here

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Non-USC users

To view around 4,000 video testimonies on the public internet and to conduct searches on the entire Visual History Archive, please see the Visual History Archive Online.

To search and view the circa 55,000 audiovisual testimonies available in the Visual History Archive, please make an appointment here at USC Special Collections.

If coming to USC is not possible, please consult the list of the Visual History Archive locations worldwide and make an appointment at the site nearest you.



USCSF Indexing Term Thesaurus (PDF)


Visual History Archive Curator

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Crispin Brooks