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USC Shoah Foundation - Holocaust Survivor Testimonies


This database contains records relating to information from Holocaust survivor audiovisual interviews collected and preserved within USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®.

All individuals listed in the database link back to 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 full access sites. For more information on the Holocaust survivor collection please see: USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Collection: The Holocaust.


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

Searching the Database

This database is searchable via the JewishGen Holocaust Database or the JewishGen Unified Search.

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