The University of Haifa has become Israel’s first university to gain access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive.
The archive contains nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
The Visual History Archive will contribute to the development of the University’s International M.A. program, taught in English, on Holocaust studies.
The curriculum focuses on the history of World War II and Nazi Germany, in addition to the social history of the family, women and children in the Holocaust and the psychological aspects of the Holocaust trauma.
“The use of the archive will enrich the program in a very unique way, by attaching specific faces and concrete names to the historical knowledge the students will gain,” said Professor Arieh Kochavi, head of the Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research at the University of Haifa.
Furthermore, academic workshops communicate research methods necessary for examining personal testimonies and analyzing video documents.
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