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Visual History Archive: Sample Searches

Visual History Archive (VHA) Sample Searches

TOPIC: Jewish survivor describes being saved by Oskar Schindler

Rena Finder, interview code 21482

  1. Go to People Search
  2. Enter First Name: Rena; Last Name: Finder, and click ‘Search’
  3. Click box for Rena Finder – Interviewee
  4. Click ‘Next’ at bottom of screen
  5. Click Rena Finder’s image icon or her name
  6. Click on ‘Search in Testimony’ Type ‘Schindler, Oskar’
  7. Select Segment #28

TOPIC: Jewish survivor describes feeling safe because of Oskar Schindler

Helena Jonas Rosenzweig, interview code 23626

  1. Go to Quick Search
  2. Click ‘all words’ and type the following words without punctuation:     schindler jews brunnlitz amon goeth
  3. Click ‘Search’
  4. Filter by ‘English’ and ‘Female’
  5. Scroll to Result #7
  6. Under Helena Jonas Rosenzweig, click on little arrow next to ‘Schindler, Oskar’
  7. Next to ‘Schindler, Oskar’ click Segment #148

TOPIC: Jewish survivor describes painting a mural on a wall in the children’s barracks

Dina Gottliebova Babbit, interview code 46112

  1. Go to Index Search
  2. In the Find Term box, type: ‘Auschwitz,’ select ‘Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)’; click ‘Add’
  3. Then type: ‘children,’ select ‘camp children’ from list of results; click ‘Add’
  4. Then type: ‘cultural,’ select ‘camp cultural activities’ from list of results; click ‘Add’
  5. Under Search Type select ‘And,’ then under Search Options select ‘Narrow’
  6. Click ‘Next’
  7. Choose Result #4, Dina Gottliebova Babbit, and play Segment #48

TOPIC: Jewish survivor describes his escape from forced death march

George Ginsburg, interview code 19596                   

  1. Go to Index Search
  2. In the Find Term box, type: ‘escapes,’ select ‘forced march escapes’ from list of results; click ‘Add’
  3. Then type: ‘Bavaria, ’select ‘Bavaria (Germany: State),’ click ‘Add’
  4. Under Search Type select ‘And,’ then under Search Options select ‘Narrow’
  5. Click ‘Next’
  6. Under Filter select’ English’ and then ‘Male’
  7. Choose Result #4, George Ginsburg, by clicking on the image icon or name
  8. Play Segment #137

TOPIC: Dutch aid provider recounts helping wounded American soldier see Stature of Liberty

Jacobus Van Der Geest, interview code 14857

  1. Go to Index Search
  2. Type ‘first impressions’ into the Find Term bar; select the term and then click ‘Add’
  3. Then type ‘New York’ into Find Term bar
  4. Select New York (New York, USA) term and then click ‘Add’
  5. Under Search Type select ‘And’
  6. From the left filter bar, under Experience Group, select ‘Rescuer and Aid Provider’
  7. Click ‘Next’
  8. Then select Result #2, Jacobus Van Der Geest, and play Segment #227

TOPIC: Survivor of the Nanjing Massacre describes the Japanese invasion of China in 1937

Shuqin Xia, interview code 52121

  1. Click on Experience Groups Search
  2. Click on ‘Nanjing Massacre Survivor (30)’
  3. Click ‘Next’
  4. In the left navigation Filter, select ‘Female’ for gender
  5. Forward to Results #6-10
  6. Click Shuquin Xia’s testimony (Result #6); play Segment #1 and #2
  7. Click on the ‘cc’ icon on the bottom right of video viewing screen to see English subtitles

TOPIC: Rwandan Tutsi survivor recounts being bullied as a child

Kizito Kalima, interview code 52028

  1. Go to Index Search
  2. In the Find Term box, type ‘humiliation,’ click ‘Add’
  3. Then type ‘school anti-Tutsi prejudice’ click ‘Add’
  4. Under Search Type click ‘And,’ then under Search Options select ‘Narrow’
  5. In the left navigation Filter, select ‘English’ for Language, then Gender ‘Male’
  6. Click ‘Next’
  7. Choose Kizito Kalima’s image icon or name and play Segment #36

TOPIC: Rwandan Tutsi survivor describes the death of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and the beginning of the genocide

Live Wesige, interview code 52025

  1. Go to Places Search
  2. Under Locations select ‘Africa,’ then select ‘Rwanda,’ then select ‘Kigali (Rwanda)’
  3. Scroll down and select ‘Kanombe (Kigali, Rwanda : Commune),’ then click ‘Select Location,’ then click ‘Next’
  4. Choose Live Wesige’s image icon or name and play Segment # 67

TOPIC: Armenian survivor describes Ottoman gendarmes breaking into Armenian homes and the killing of men and a man disguising as a boy to save his life.

  1. Go to Index Search
  2. Type: ‘forced marches’ select ‘forced marches’ from list; then click ‘Add’
  3. Type: ‘Malatya’ select ‘Malatya (Turkey)’; then click ‘Add’
  4. Under Search Type select ‘And’
  5. Under Filter select ‘English,’ and then click ‘Next’
  6. Play Samuel Kadorian’s Segment #14

 

Sample searches courtesy of USC Shoah Foundation.