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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

  • May 21, 2019

    Anna Lee, a junior at USC from Los Angeles, California majoring in English Literature with minors in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second language (TESOL), has been chosen as the 2019 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

  • May 21, 2019
    “Missing Links: Social Bonds and Barriers amongst Italian Jewish Deportees” Bieke Van Camp (PhD candidate, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France) 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies April 23, 2019  
  • May 1, 2019
    “Afterlives: Memories of the Displaced Persons Camps in Italy” Danielle Willard-Kyle (PhD candidate, Rutgers University, History) 2018-2019 Center Graduate Research Fellow April 16, 2019