In 1994, Steven Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation with the goal of gathering video testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Between 1994 and 1999 the Foundation recorded over 52,000 testimonies in 56 countries and in 32 languages. These testimonies have been digitized and indexed and are now accessible to educators, students, and researchers all over the world.
Since 2006, the Visual History Archive of the Shoah Foundation Institute has been a part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The mission of this Institute is to “overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry—and the suffering they cause—through the educational use of the Institute’s visual history testimonies.”
For more information, see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.