Visual History Archive Now Includes Rwanda Testimonies

The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, which the UC San Diego Library licenses to bolster the activities of the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW), now includes 64 testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide.

The HLHW is a collaboration between the Library and the university’s Judaic Studies Program to bring together UC San Diego students, Holocaust survivors and relatives, witnesses, and members of the public, to share perspectives and preserve memories. The archive has also proven to be a robust tool for teaching about history and memory, as well as a rich and diverse resource for researchers. The UC San Diego Library is one of only three academic libraries on the West Coast to have access to the archive, which includes nearly 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, in 34 languages and from 56 countries.

The Shoah Foundation plans to continue to expand the database with testimonies from survivors and witnesses of genocides in Cambodia and Armenia. The Visual History Archive can be accessed by students and other members of the campus and San Diego communities from any computer (PC) on the UC San Diego campus.

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