Blog: Through Testimony

Posts are contributed by individual authors. The opinions are solely the authors’ and are not necessarily a reflection of the views of USC Shoah Foundation.

By Amy Carnes (January 24, 2014)

The word journey comes to the English language from the Old French jornee, meaning a day, or, by extension, a day’s labor or travel.  This word, which we normally associate with something pleasant, takes on a different meaning when placed in conversation with the word Holocaust. 

By Josh Grossberg (January 13, 2014)

The email wasn’t so different from many others I’ve received since I started working at the USC Shoah Foundation last summer.

By Stephen Smith (December 23, 2013)

The Cold War began its thaw 25 years ago, then apparently melted sufficiently for us to get on with our lives without fear. Surprisingly, the slow thaw is still in progress.

By Stephen Smith (December 20, 2013)

Benjamin Murmelstein was the first person Claude Lanzmann interviewed on his epic journey that led to what eventually became his definitive film, “Shoah.”

By Nora Snyder (December 18, 2013)

When I tell my fellow USC students that I’m the president of an organization called SFISA, it’s usually safe to assume that 90% of them have no idea what it is.

By Stephen Smith (December 13, 2013)

As I write this, I am standing alongside 30 of the last 200 survivors of the Nanjing Massacre, which began 76 years ago Friday.

By Hrag Yedalian (December 10, 2013)

“Time heals all wounds,” they say.

By Josh Grossberg (December 8, 2013)

Growing up, it wasn’t terribly unusual to see people in our house with telltale tattoos on their arms.

By Stephen Smith (December 5, 2013)

Sid Shachnow has two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts -- and that's just for his service in Vietnam, where he led his troops with courage and distinction.

By Stephen Smith (December 3, 2013)

Let's just say I throw my smartphone over the wall into the Warsaw ghetto. Along with it, I send instructions to make a video diary until the battery drains, then to wrap it in lots of newspaper before throwing it back.

By Dan Leshem (December 1, 2013)

Shortly after I saw Schindler’s List for the first time, I had an argument with my father about the value of such Hollywood blockbusters for teaching people about the Holocaust.

By Stephen Smith (November 26, 2013)

Steven Spielberg was awarded this year's Records of Achievement Award by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

By Stephen Smith (November 21, 2013)

Mohammed Dajani teaches about the Holocaust to Palestinians although he insists it is impossible to do so.

By Deanna Hendrick (November 19, 2013)

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