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Experience the 2019 Shapiro Scholar in Residence Lecture - "Did Gender Matter During the Holocaust?"

Watch the 2019 Shapiro Scholar in Residence lecture by Marion Kaplan (New York University) in which she traces Holocaust research on gender. 

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Watch Videos from "New Perspectives on Kristallnacht" Conference

Watch the conference proceedings from the Center's recent international conference "New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison".

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Watch Kimberly Cheng's lecture "American Dreams: Jewish Refugees and Chinese Locals in Post-World War II Shanghai"

In September, 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow Kimberly Cheng (New York University) gave a lecture about her research in the Visual History Archive exploring Jewish refugee life in post-World War II Shanghai. Watch her lecture or read a summary here.

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Center Blog

April 5, 2019

On this day, 27 years ago, my city of Sarajevo became a besieged city, and remained such for the following four years. A seven-year old at the time, I remember those first days of April of 1992 well. On one of them, my family’s Yugo 45 – an iconic car model of the former Yugoslavia – broke down right next to the Kasarna Maršala Tita (military barracks), where the U.S. Embassy is located today. Without a car, we could not go home that night, so we returned to my grandparents’ house.

By Badema Pitic

Latest Center News

  • September 6, 2019
    Call for Papers for an edited book on The Future of Holocaust Testimonies:  Preserving, Researching, and Re-Presenting Survivor’s Voices
  • September 6, 2019
    The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2020-2021 research fellowships. Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced- standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
  • September 6, 2019

    Each year, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research hosts an interdisciplinary team of scholars from different universities and different countries for one week so that they can develop and discuss a collaborative innovative research project in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies using the video testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) and other related resources at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.