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New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates


Avraham Groll
 
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Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies in the USC Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


Barbara Podair
 

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Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


David Selig
 

Dear Mr Groll

I have been using JewishGen for about three years, and on a personal note, a huge thank you to yourself and all there.
I live in Paris, where my grandmother lived before during (for some) and many years after the war.   She and her husband survived, but her two sisters and families were deported and murdered, from Paris and from Holland.
On the other side an aunt of mine was killed (from Berlin) etc...
I have only recently discovered the existence of these people, and without Jewish Gen would never have been able to.

Last week I also found for the first tiem the VHA and a testimony of a close family friend...  so moving and great that that exists.   I have had personal exchange with Peter Landé, though your site.

Thank you wholeheartedly, and very best wishes in these so troubled times
David Selig



On 24/09/2020 00:45, Avraham Groll wrote:

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


webseb
 

Dear Avraham,


It's a great news but can you please tell me when will that be effective?

When I get on the USC website to look at athe testimony of my aunt, it still says that : 

This testimony video is not viewable in the Visual History Archive Online. Testimony videos not viewable in the VHA Online can be viewed onsite at many institutions around the world.
Find an access site near you, where all testimony videos can be viewed.

But the link does not work, I have sent a message to them to ask where I could watch this but I had no answer.


Thanks for your help,


Best regards,
Sébastien TORIO
Paris, France


Le jeudi 24 septembre 2020 à 00:46:00 UTC+2, Avraham Groll <agroll@...> a écrit :


Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


Phil Karlin
 

This is great news. The USC Shoah Foundation Archive is wonderful. It's a great resource. 

I've been trying to get in to a local partner to view one of the interviews that are not online. Covid is preventing for now.

Phil Karlin