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Elizabeth Holtzman
Friday, January 5, 2018
When Elizabeth Holtzman of New York became the youngest woman in American history elected to Congress at age 31, she hadn’t spent much time thinking about Nazi war criminals. But when a whistleblower in 1973 brought to her attention the fact that such perpetrators were living in the United States with full knowledge of the federal government, she decided to use the power of her office to do something about it.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

When asked where he gets his generosity of spirit, Mickey Shapiro, USC Shoah Foundation Board of Councilors member, credits his parents, Holocaust survivors Sara and Asa Shapiro, and the deep respect he has for their resilience and all they achieved.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
New Dimensions in Testimony has been a work of passion for USC Shoah Foundation since 2010. After years of development at the University of Southern California including with USC Institute for Creative Technologies and with content developer Conscience Display, the program is now reaching audiences in museums around the world.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies October 23-24, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017

USC Shoah Foundation launched the first in a series of educational activities developed in partnership with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). The series incorporates testimony of Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants with supplementary videos from AGBU WebTalks, and is available to students through the Institute’s award-winning educational website, IWitness.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2018-2019 International Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for university and college faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into new or existing courses.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Irina Rebrova (Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University, Berlin)
2017-2018 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow 
“The Role of Oral History Interviews in Regional Holocaust Memory: The Case of the North Caucasus”
November 14, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Geraldien von Frijtag (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
2017-2018 Center Research Fellow
“Being and Belonging: Jewish-Gentile Relations in the Occupied Netherlands Through the Lens of a Microscope”
November 9, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Alexander Hinton (​Rutgers University, Newark)
"Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer"
November 2, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
On the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre today, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China, debuted its permanent exhibition of New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT), USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive survivor testimony technology.
Monday, December 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation launched one of its newest Polish-language IWitness activities with an ITeach professional development seminar at Ian Kasprowicz High School in Łódź, Poland last weekend.


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