The Shoah Foundation's Visual History: U-M's Access to the Holocaust

David Carter, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Elliot Gertel, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Nerea A. Llamas, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Michael D. Miller, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Michael D. Miller was affiliated with University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Currently, February 2008, Michael D. Miller is Dean of Library Services at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.


In 1994, following the filming of Schindler's List, many survivors of the Nazi Holocaust came forward to offer their stories. Realizing that time was running out to document these personal histories, film director Steven Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (SVHF). In late 2003, the U-M University Library initiated contact with the SVHF with the goal of bringing access to the Video History Archive to the U-M campus.