For 25 years, USC Shoah Foundation has given voice to survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides with the goal of educating people around the world, and inspiring action. The 55,000 women and men in its Visual History Archive® share their life stories — of trauma and loss, as well as culture and family, and ultimately survival. Representing more than a century of history, these testimonies provide an enduring legacy of memory. As long as there are still witnesses ready to speak, their voices must be heard.
Time is running out. We must act now to collect the remaining testimonies of Holocaust witnesses — before it is too late.
The Last Chance Testimony Collection is a three-year surge to scale the filming of survivor testimonies. There are approximately 300 witnesses waiting to tell their stories. Each testimony will cost $5,000 to collect, index, archive and preserve. Your gift will help capture these testimonies while we still have the chance.