The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will feature full access to the public of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA) of over 54,000 testimonies. One of the world’s leading Armenian Studies centers, NAASR advances education and scholarship through supporting and connecting scholars globally and providing outstanding programming to the general public.  NAASR plans to conduct outreach with schools, colleges, libraries, and other institutions in order to spread awareness about the availability of the VHA at NAASR’s headquarters.

/ Wednesday, April 22, 2020
 

“Continuity, Escalation, and Local Actors: The Hamidian Massacres and the Armenian Genocide”

Mehmet Polatel

2019-2020 Center Junior Postdoctoral Research Fellow

April 13, 2020

/ Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Panama’s Jewish community is commemorating Yom HaShoah virtually this year with a week-long series of thematic Instagram posts that will integrate clips from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

In memory of the six million killed, Panama Friends of Yad Vashem coordinated a six-day campaign focused on survivor families in Panama, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and community commemorations of Yom HaShoah.

/ Monday, April 20, 2020
Pictured: Holocaust survivor Elly Gotz who gave his testimony to the Azrieli Foundation in 2018. His interview is one of 31 new testimonies from the Azrieli Foundation that have been indexed and catalogued in the Visual History Archive. This week’s semi-annual VHA release adds 128 new testimonies to the 55,000-strong collection. All the updated testimonies are available at 163 access sites worldwide.
/ Thursday, April 9, 2020
On April 17, 1975, the city of Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, triggering a four-year genocide. In commemoration, USC Shoah Foundation is spotlighting its Cambodia-based learning activities for high school students.
/ Monday, April 6, 2020

 

“Makeshift Murder: The Holocaust at Its Peak”

Peter Hayes (Northwestern University)

2019-2020 Shapiro Scholar in Residence

March 5, 2020

/ Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 

“Geographies of Persecution in Occupied Paris: Place and Space in Survivors' Testimonies”

Maël Le Noc (PhD Candidate in Geography, Texas State University)

2019-2020 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow

March 12, 2020

 

/ Wednesday, April 1, 2020

I much enjoyed my stay at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in early March, just before the pandemic turned all of our lives upside down. Meeting the wonderful members of the staff and seeing how much the operations of both the Foundation and the Center have grown since my last visit in 2014 were remarkable experiences.

/ Wednesday, April 1, 2020

USC Shoah foundation is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Anneliese Nossbaum, who survived a Jewish ghetto and three concentration camps.

Anneliese passed away March 23, 2020 after falling ill within weeks of returning from a trip that commemorated the 75-year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. She was 91.

She was born on January 8, 1929 in Guben, Germany as Anneliese Winterberg.  At the age of two, her family moved to Bonn where her father later became the rabbi of their synagogue.  

/ Wednesday, April 1, 2020