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About the Visual History Archive

The Visual History Archive : With a collection of nearly 52,000 testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's archive 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 (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics Policies, and war crimes trials participants.

Mission of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: The Shoah Foundation Institute is part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California. The Institute's mission is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry-and the suffering they cause-through the educational use of the Institute's visual history testimonies. The Institute relies upon partnerships in the United States and around the world to provide public access to the archive and advance scholarship in many fields of inquiry. The Institute and its partners utilize the archive to develop educational products and programs for use in many countries and languages.

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