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USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Partnering and Teaching

Introduction to and description of USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

Sharing research and resources

USC Shoah Foundation, located at the University of Southern California within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, partners with institutions and scholars around the world to promote research, provide resources for educators, and disseminate audiovisual testimonies for educational purposes. These partnering efforts include:

  • Center for Advanced Genocide Research, dedicated to advancing new areas of interdisciplinary research on the Holocaust and other acts of genocide, focusing on the origins of genocide and how to intervene in the cycle that leads to mass violence.
  • IWitness, a free educational website for secondary schools that brings first-person stories of survivors and witnesses of genocide to students through multimedia-learning activities that are accessible via Macs, PCs, iPads and tablet devices.
  • Preserving the Legacy,which works with partner organizations to digitize, index and integrate into the Visual History Archive Holocaust testimony taken and owned by other museums and institutions to make them more accessible to scholars, students, educators, and the general public.
  • Echoes and Reflections, a Holocaust-focused multimedia professional development program providing secondary teachers in the United States with accurate and authentic Holocaust information for their classrooms.


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