Founded by Steven Spielberg
From 1994 and 2002, the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (now called the USC Shoah Foundation) conducted and recorded nearly 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses from 56 countries. In addition to survivors of Nazi persecution, the Foundation interviewed liberators and liberation witnesses, rescuers and aid providers, political prisoners, and participants in war crimes trials. Interviews were conducted in the survivor’s preferred language, and over 32 languages are represented in the collection. Those providing testimony were asked to describe their lives before, during, and after the Holocaust, and in many cases shared pictures and artifacts related to their experiences. Additional information about the interview process can be found on the USC Shoah Foundation’s website.
USC Shoah Foundation
The Institute for Visual History and Education
650 West 35th Street, Suite 114
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571
1 (213) 740-6001