Holocaust Living History Workshop: Introduction

The Holocaust Living History Workshop aims to preserve the memory of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

As part of our mission, UCSD will link local students, teachers, interested community members, area Holocaust survivors and their families through use of the Visual History Archive, a large online database of videotaped testimonies by Holocaust survivors. 

The Workshop will:

  1. Train the UCSD and San Diego communities to use the Visual History Archive on the UCSD campus;
  2. Arrange meetings and presentations among local survivors, schools and community groups;
  3. Access helpful, related educational materials;
  4. Provide a venue for Workshop participants to share what they have learned.

Working together, participants will achieve a deeper appreciation of the events of the Holocaust and their continued relevance in the world today. In turn, the Workshop hopes to contribute to a more historically and culturally knowledgeable San Diego community.

This project directly compliments the objective of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which strives to overcome prejudice, intolerance and bigotry through Holocaust education.