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Shoah Visual History Archive
The Visual History Archive is USC Shoah Foundation's online portal that allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Archive has expanded significantly to include survivor and witness testimony from four other genocidal events: the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923), the Nanjing Massacre (1937), the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994) and the Guatemalan Genocide (1978-1996).
Each collection in the Visual History Archive adds context for the others, providing multiple pathways to learn from the eyewitnesses of history across time, locations, cultures and social-political circumstances.
Full Resource Details
Usage statistics are available through USCSF until the VHA moves to the PQ platform. Statistics cover number of users; number of logins; number of video views; searches by type
Frequently Asked Questions
<p>From ProQuest:</p><p>"USCSF authenticates via IP range. Thereafter, each researcher goes to vha.usc.edu to register their account and create a unique UN/PW, to be used upon each VHA login. [ProQuest] expects this UN/PW requirement to go away once the VHA is on the PQ platform." <br /></p>