USC promises to preserve and propagate the archive, which includes 52,000 videotaped life histories, all of them digitized. The university will fund the $5 million annual budget.
It always comes down to money.
And ofcourse, if this entire 'archive' is available to everyone, the folly of any gas chambers claims and other absurdities will be utterly exposed by those who will note the scientific impossibilities, lack of claimed mass graves, general lack of evidence, and the vast contradictions which are the norm within these 'survivor' tales.
The project is laughable on the face of it and collapses upon itself. An alleged 'state planned extermination of Jews', but so many claimed 'survivors'.
The rationally minded will have a field day with this nonsense, IF the general public is not banned from accessing the entire 'archive'.
Spielberg Holocaust foundation joins California university
By The Associated Press
Steven Spielberg's voluminous archive documenting the lives of Holocaust survivors has merged with the University of Southern California.
The Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation officially became part of USC's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences on Thursday after years of negotiations.
USC promises to preserve and propagate the archive, which includes 52,000 videotaped life histories, all of them digitized. The university will fund the $5 million (-4.2 million) annual budget.
"I've been the lightning rod of this foundation since its inception, and there is a prejudice against figureheads in Hollywood," said Spielberg, a USC trustee. As part of a university, "the Shoah Foundation will be taken much more seriously throughout the world."
Spielberg started the Shoah foundation on the set of the 1993 movie "Schindler's List," which told the story of Czech businessman Oskar Schindler, who exploited Jewish labor during World War II but also saved more than 1,000 lives during the Holocaust. Shoah is Hebrew for "calamity."
The archive is viewable on computer systems at universities including USC, Rice, Yale and the University of Michigan. Portions also are available to museums, research institutions and schools worldwide.