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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s early life history is explored in a new IWitness activity that uses clips of testimony she gave to USC Shoah Foundation in 1998. The activity accompanies Dr. Ruth’s newly released illustrated memoir, “Roller-Coaster Grandma.”

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Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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  
Friday, May 17, 2019
Rudi Oppenheimer and his two siblings – known as the “Three Oppies” – dedicated their lives to telling the story of the Holocaust.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A USC Shoah Foundation film crew is recording four new testimonies in Central Europe this week at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Mauthausen, the Warsaw Ghetto and other historic sites. The project to capture the 360-degree testimonies stems from a partnership with the International March of the Living program.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Edith Nadal Lotner spent decades hunting for relatives after the Holocaust. After she died, her daughter took up the search.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Northern California local affiliates of CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC all aired segments about the exhibit featuring Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, displayed by USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith in a room of the state Capitol building.
Wednesday, 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
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
“Did Gender Matter During the Holocaust?”
Marion Kaplan (Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, New York University)
2018-2019 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence
April 11, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
“In Search of the Drowned in the Words of the Saved: Testimonial Fragments of the Holocaust”
Gabor Toth, PhD (University of Oxford)
2018-2019 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow
April 2, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
The State Legislature passed a joint resolution that commemorates the Institute’s 25th anniversary and for its work countering antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate and intolerance.

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