USC Shoah Foundation Collecting Eyewitness Accounts of Antisemitic Terror Attacks in Israel

The USC Shoah Foundation is collecting testimonies from survivors of the October 7, 2023 Hamas-led attack on Israel.

The Foundation holds the world’s largest video collection of Holocaust survivor and witness testimony. It was established by Steven Spielberg in 1994, one year after completing his Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List. In 2006, the foundation partnered with and relocated to the University of Southern California (USC) and was renamed the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. In March 2019, the institute opened a new global headquarters[on USC’s campus.

The organization is now urgently working with production teams in Israel to collect accounts of the October 7 attacks as part of its continuing effort to secure testimonies of victims of antisemitism since 1945.

Some of the eyewitness accounts already collected evoke chilling echoes of the Holocaust. As an example, Shaylee Atary Winner was interviewed at an evacuation center in central Israel on October 23:

You can see additional testimonies on this YouTube playlist.

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