Blog: Through Testimony

Blog Posts by Rob Kuznia

  • January 26, 2016

    A person doesn’t visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland and come away unchanged, and I was no exception.

    The empty barracks, the barbed-wire fencing, the solemn exhibits, the telltale chimneys – all these vestiges left a strong impression. But what struck me most was the sheer vastness of the sprawling memorial to history’s most notorious death camp.

    Walking through Birkenau with my tour group, I gaped at the emptiness stretching for a mile in every direction – nothing but the crumbling remains of buildings half-buried in snow.

  • February 27, 2015

    When I met Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor in January, she was dozing on a chair that doubles as her walker, wearing a contented smile while a flurry of activity buzzed around her. 

  • October 13, 2014

    With nearly 52,000 interviews from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, the archive of audio-visual testimony assembled and maintained by USC Shoah Foundation is so abundant it would take at least 12 years to watch it from beginning to end.

    And that’s assuming the footage would be rolling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    When I started my new job here at the Institute, I was struck by this statistic, which adequately conveys the scope of this incredible resource.

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About Rob Kuznia

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:36pm -- deanna.pitre

Rob Kuznia joined the communication department at USC Shoah Foundation in August 2014. Kuznia has worked as a journalist for 18 years. As an education reporter for the Daily Breeze newspaper in Los Angeles, he won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for a series of stories uncovering corruption at a Southern California school district.

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