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English. Mainly in English, and 31 other languages.
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[Los Angeles, CA] : USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
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Title Variation:
Also known as: Shoah Foundation's visual history archive project
Former Title:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation visual history archive <April 5, 2005>
Vol/date range:
Began in 2001.
Title from cover webpage (viewed July 6, 2007). No translations or transcripts available. Published by the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation <April 5, 2005>; USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education <2006->
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File/Data Type:
Video database.
Contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust taped in 56 countries and in 32 languages between 1994 and 1999. Most testimonies have been indexed for keywords at one-minute segments. Some videos may take 48 hours to load and view.
Also published in print format, on CD-ROM, and documentary film for educational purposes.
Funding Information:
Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with University of Michigan, Rice University, University of Southern California, and Yale University.
System requirements (PC): Pentium 3 or 4; 400MHz Processor; 256MB Memory; Windows XP/2000; latest versions of Internet explorer and Windows Media Player. System requirements (MAC): eMac, iMac or Power Mac running OS-X; 256 MB Memory; Safari 1.1. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.


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