The Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive is a remarkable database that contains full-length digital videos of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. This resource that Duke Libraries just recently purchased contains over 50,000 video testimonies.
To get to this database, just click on the database tab on the Duke Library homepage and type “Shoah” in the search box. Once at the site, you will be asked to create a free username and password in order to log-in.
Once you are logged in, you can search for interviews by keyword, a specific person, or by an experience group.
What will you find inside, you may ask?
- Extraordinary primary source material to use in your research.
- Full-length video interviews taken in 56 countries, in 32 languages!
- At the end of many interviews, personal photographs, documents, and artifacts from the interviewee’s family are displayed.
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Written by Jennifer Castaldo