Visual History Archive

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive  (VHA) is the world's largest collection of testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust. The digitized Archive contains nearly 52,000 testimonies in 32 languages (about half in English) and from 56 countries. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah’s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti (Gypsy), survivors of eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants.

The Archive is available on all library computers, or any other computers physically connected to the UCSD network. Connection to the UCSD-protected wireless network may be less reliable for viewing video. Individual registration is required to logon. Although the full videos can only be viewed on campus, UCSD students, faculty and staff can search remotely for testimony and view survivor profiles, by using the Proxy Server or VPN software.

NOTE: The VHA works best with Internet Explorer.

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