Inspired by his experience making Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation in 1994 to gather video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. In January 2006, the Shoah Foundation became part of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where the 52,000-plus testimonies in its archive will be preserved in perpetuity. As part of the move, the organization changed its name to the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, reflecting its broader mission to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry—and the suffering they cause—through the educational use of visual history testimonies. The institute recently launched a newly designed web site that contains free resources for teachers, including video clips and lessons for students ages 14 and older. The videos cover topics such as “The Holocaust Through the Eyes of Child Survivors” and “The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.”

http://www.college.usc.edu/vhi

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