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To overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry—and the suffering they cause—through the educational use of the USC Shoah Foundation’s visual history testimonies.

- USC Shoah Foundation Mission

We are proud to announce that ProQuest and the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education have embarked on a landmark partnership. ProQuest will begin distributing the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to colleges and universities this summer.

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity. The largest archive of its kind, history is preserved as told by the people who lived it, with each testimony offering unique insight and knowledge rarely available in traditional content. The vast majority of the testimonies contain a complete personal history of life before, during, and after the interviewee’s firsthand experience with genocide. The archive includes:

- 53,000 recorded testimonies, resulting in 112,000 hours of video
- 63 countries and 39 languages
- 62,000 keywords
- 1.8 million names
- 700,000 images

Find more details in the offical announcement. 

Watch the video and learn more.

09 Mar 2016

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