USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History

The Melbourne Holocaust Museum has access to the “Visual History Archive” of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.

With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, in 32 languages and from 56 countries, this is the largest visual history archive in the world.

The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah’s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials, participants.

The “Visual History Archive” may be of interest to researchers and students from a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary areas including Arts, Law, Psychology, Ethics, and Education.


For access to the archive please contact our Librarian & Information Manager Julia Reichstein .