Holocaust Research Materials: Video & Audio Archives

Boston North Inc. Holocaust Center Survivor Videos
The Holocaust Center, Boston North Inc. is part of the Peabody Institute Library's Center for the Study of  Human Rights. The Center commemorates historical events through our programming and unique collection of books, videos, and archives.

Chamber of the Holocaust Museum (Israel)
The Chamber of the Holocaust Museum is located on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. The Chamber of the Holocaust predates Yad Vashem as Israel’s museum dedicated to Holocaust remembrance. This interactive website offers galleries, movies, and other Holocaust-related images and information. 

Fortunoff Video Archives for Holocaust Testimonies
Yale’s Holocaust video, created by the Holocaust Survivors Film Project, Inc. collects videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors, including those in the Emmy award-winning documentary “Forever Yesterday” and “About the Holocaust”, a documentary for secondary schools. These testimonial videos are currently housed at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library.

Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
The University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Institute continues the project created by Steven Spielberg while filming Schindler’s List. The project seeks to collect recorded interviews with Holocaust survivors, rescuers, liberators, and war crime trial participants to make them available to the public. Over 52,000 interviews have been recorded and digitally indexed. The foundation also provides information about contemporary human rights violations in the international spectrum.

Telling Their Stories Oral History Archives Project
High school students at the Urban School of San Francisco conduct and film interviews with Bay Area Holocaust survivors in their homes. Students then transcribe each 2-plus hour interview, create hundreds of movie files associated with each transcript, and then post the full-text, full-video interviews on this public website as a service to a world-wide audience interested in Holocaust studies. 

USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive Online
The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979.

Voice Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Dr. Sidney Bolkosky interviewed Holocaust survivors and recorded their testimony. The tapes, transcripts, and audio versions of those interviews are available through the Voice Vision website.

Voices of the Holocaust
This Illinois Institute of Technology project to publish volumes of interview typescripts giving first-hand accounts of Holocaust survivors, audio-reproductions of original wire recordings, maps and essays is a continuing project. The goal of this website’s interactive approach is to create a place for scholars, students, and the public to navigate through interview translations while listening to the voices of survivors and pinpointing the geographic locations discussed in the interviews.