Oral History Archive of Holocaust Survivors

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McMaster University has become the first Canadian institution to offer full access to videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, nearly 52,000 in all, contained in one of the largest archives of its kind.

Recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages--mostly between 1994 and 1999--the interviews are contained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, which can be accessed either remotely or on campus through secure access to McMaster University Library.

The Library is very pleased to make this important resource available, in addition to the archival collections on the Holocaust held by our William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections. You can read the full announcement about McMaster's access to the Visual History Archive here.

Further details about the content of the Visual History Archive and instructions for accessing the recordings are available on our website.