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USC Shoah Foundation Video History Archives

Access the USC Shoah Visual History Archive at Northwestern University Library

The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute was started by Stephen Spielberg in 1994 to collect and preserve the testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The Visual History Archive includes 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors from 56 countries in 32 languages. Please see Basic Search Tips for tips on getting started searching this database.

The interviews can be viewed via streamed video inside of the Northwestern University Library. Members of the Northwestern community can access other resources and links on this website from off campus. To access these resources from off campus, Northwestern users must log into the VPN and exproxy. Members of the public are welcome to use this resource but will need to visit the Northwestern library in person to gain access. Please see access details for more information.

Support for access to the Visual History Archive is provided in part by the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of History at Northwestern University.

Holocaust Studies Centers, Institutes and Programs

Information about Holocaust centers and programs of study at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. 


Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA)

Holocaust Education at Chapman University (Orange, CA)

Holocaust Studies at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

Human Rights, Genocide, and Holocaust Studies at Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)

USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)


Holocaust Awareness Institute at University of Denver (Denver, CO)


Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center at University of Southern Florida (Tampa, FL)

Holocaust Studies at University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)


Holocaust Studies at Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL)

Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)

Access to Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is now available via the library of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s library (Chicago, IL)


Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, IN)


Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)


The Southern Institute for Holocaust Education at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)


Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine at University of Maine at Augusta (Augusta, ME)


Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University (Salem, MA)

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Amherst, MA)

Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University (Worcester, MA)


Holocaust Studies Program at Albion College (Albion, MI)


Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)


Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies Minor at University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)

New Hampshire

Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College (Keene, NH)

New Jersey

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Ramapo College (Mahwah, NJ)

Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study at Drew University (Madison, NJ)

Holocaust and Genocide Research Center at Rider University (Lawrence Township, NJ)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University (Union, NJ)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College (Galloway, NJ)

Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College (Branchburg, NJ)

The Center for Holocaust Studies at Brookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)

New York

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)

Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives at Queensborough Community College (Bayside, NY)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project at Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY)

North Carolina

The Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies at UNC Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)


Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University (Youngstown, PA)

Holocaust and Crimes Against Humanity Study Emphasis at University of Pittsburgh Law School (Pittsburgh, PA)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College (Melrose Park, PA)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University (West Chester, PA)

National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA)


Holocaust Studies Program at Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)


Holocaust Studies Program at University of Texas at Dallas (Dallas, TX)


The Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)


Holocaust Studies Program at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity, Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) 


Holocaust Studies at University of Sydney (Sydney)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Monash University (Melbourne)


Holocaust Studies at McGill University (Montreal)

MA Stream in Holocaust Studies, Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria (Victoria)


Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust at Touro College (Berlin)

Modern Judaism and Holocaust Studies at Freie Universitat (Berlin)

Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History (Munich)


NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam)


Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems at Jagiellonian University (Krakow)


Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Uppsala Universitet (Uppsala)

United Kingdon

Holocaust Studies at Manchester University (Manchester)

Holocaust Studies at Royal Holloway University (London)

Human Rights and Genocide Studies at Kingston University (London)

The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at University of Leicester (Leicester)

Other Organizations

Links to Holocaust-focused nonprofits not affiliated with a college or university. Back to top