Source Information

USC Shoah Foundation, Holocaust – Jewish Survivor Interviews [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2020.
Original data: Visual History Archive: The Holocaust. Los Angeles, CA, USA: USC Shoah Foundation.

About USC Shoah Foundation, Holocaust – Jewish Survivor Interviews

About this collection

This database contains records relating to information from Holocaust survivor audiovisual interviews collected and preserved within the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®. The biographical data originates from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies, discoverable via more than 250,000 names and aliases, which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives found in survivor questionnaires.

Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include:

  • Name
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Birth
  • Relationship to Interviewee
  • If individual survived the Holocaust
  • Place of Death
  • Date of Death

All individuals listed in the database link back to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information. All interviews are available for viewing at designated access sites, and information on finding those sites is found on the biographical page. For more information on the Holocaust survivor collection please see: USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Collection: The Holocaust.

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Educations develops empathy, understanding and respect through testimony, using its Visual History Archive® of more than 55,000 video testimonies, award-winning IWitness education program, and Center for Advanced Genocide Research. USC Shoah Foundation's interactive programming, research, and materials are accessed in museums and universities, cited by government leaders and NGOs, and taught in clas-rooms around the world. Now in its third decade, USC Shoah Foundation reaches millions of people on six continents from its home at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California For more information see: USC Shoah Foundation.