Academic Programs

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Dr. Peter Hayes Speaks At USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research

Dr. Peter Hayes who spoke before a packed room at USC on the complex relationship between anti-Semitism and homophobia exerted in Nazi-occupied territories during World War II.


USC Students: Enter Student Voices Short Film Contest

USC students have until March 16, 2015 to enter this year’s Student Voices Short Film Contest.


Meet Dawn Skorczewski

Dawn Skorczewski started out studying the role of the interviewer in Holocaust survivor testimony, but before long, she was captivated by the Visual History Archive’s great wealth of material on survivors from the Netherlands.

  • Fellowships

    Learn about past and present fellowship recipients. Also, find out about upcoming fellowship opportunities.

  • Publications

    An ongoing list of 140 publications that have made use of the Institute's archive.

  • College Course Development

    In this section, you can access a table of current and past courses at several universities around the world that have used testimony from the Institute's archive. Also find resources for developing your own course using visual testimony.

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    Have you taken a university course that used USC Shoah Foundation testimonies? Please take a moment to complete our University Student Questionnaire.