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Brill Family Resource Center

Our library offers a comprehensive collection of books, articles, and videos focused on subjects related to the Holocaust. These include autobiographies, scholarly works, fiction and nonfiction, and more. This wide-ranging collection of information includes an interactive library featuring the Midwest Visual History Collection of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, more than 13,000 selections of reference titles, in over 12 languages, adult and juvenile fiction & non-fiction, and hundreds of videos and multimedia resources.

Please email library@ilhmec.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Collection

The Brill Family Resource Center at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center provides full access to testimonies in the Midwest Visual History Collection, including more than 2,000 recordings from Chicago and the Midwest. This collection is available to visitors in the computer stations of the Brill Resource Center during regular center hours.

Our collection comes from more than 52,000 testimonies collected throughout the 1990s by hundreds of volunteers for Steven Spielberg’s Survivor of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. Now part of the University of Southern California, the Shoah Foundation has cataloged and indexed nearly all of the testimonies, providing access to them in universities, museums, and institutions around the world.

Interviewees or their family members may order DVD copies of their testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute. 

Photo credits: Scott Edwards

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