Internationally unique material resources are now available at USC. These include the 52,000 audio visual testimonies of holocaust survivors at the Shoah Foundation Institute archive, the recently acquired Holocaust studies collection with 11,000 primary and secondary sources and the Special Collections including the Feuchtwanger library containing papers of Jewish emigrants.
In addition, the Greater Los Angeles area probably houses the largest genocide survivor communities (Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, Guatemala, etc.) in the world. The establishment of the cluster will reach out to this community and promote it as a unique resource for research and collaboration.