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Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: What is the Visual History Archive?

About the VHA

The Visual History Archive, an online portal from the USC Shoah Foundation, includes over 54,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. The testimonies were conducted in 62 countries and in 41 languages. The VHA includes testimonies covering the:

  • European Holocaust, 1939-1945;
  • Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923;
  • Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979; and
  • Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 1994
  • Nanjing Massacre, 1937-1938.

Since 2006, the Visual History Archive of the Shoah Foundation Institute has been a part of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Its mission is to “overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry—and the suffering they cause—through the educational use of the Institute’s visual history testimonies.”

For more information visit the Shoah Foundation Institute site.