USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Collection


The IHMEC Midwest Visual History Collection of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

The world’s largest archive of Holocaust survivor testimonies includes more than 2,000 from the Midwest. The Brill Family Resource Center of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is thrilled to be one of the first museums to provide full access to these testimonies in the Midwest Visual History Collection. This collection is available to visitors in the computer stations of the Brill Resource Center during regular center hours. View the full list of testimonies (PDF).

Order Testimonies
Interviewees or their family members may order DVD copies of their testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute. Download Order Form (PDF).

About Testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute
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 catalogued and indexed nearly all of the testimonies, providing access to them in universities, museums, and institutions around the world.

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