|ABOUT MANUSCRIPTS AND ARCHIVES :: FORTUNOFF VIDEO ARCHIVE FOR HOLOCAUST TESTIMONIES
The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies currently holds more than 4,300 testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators. Testimonies are produced in cooperation with thirty-seven affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel, and each project maintains a duplicate collection of locally recorded videotapes.
The archive and its affiliates continue to record testimonies, which are cataloged in an international bibliographic database and the Yale University Library's online public access catalog. Each recording is indexed by geographic names and topics discussed during the interview, and keyword searches can be combined to locate specific witness profiles.
The archive is open to the public, by appointment, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with the exception of holidays and recess days. The staff will provide reference assistance to students and visitors, and tapes may be viewed in the main reading room of Manuscripts and Archives. For more information about the archive, or to make an appointment, please visit our website at www.library.yale.edu/testimonies.