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Friday, June 14, 2019
Thanks to a generous grant from the Kazickas Family Foundation, USC Shoah Foundation will be able to index nearly 50 Lithuanian-language testimonies recorded in the 1990s. It comes at a time when Lithuania is grappling with difficult questions about the Holocaust.

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Friday, April 5, 2019
At a lecture co-sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Professor Taner Akçam of Clark University discussed how he unearthed documents that prove what virtually all genocide scholars have already long asserted about the Armenian Genocide: the killing orders came directly from the Ottoman government.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
“Talat Pasha’s Killing Orders and Denial of the Armenian Genocide” Taner Akçam (Kaloosdian & Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies, Clark University) March 22, 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
From social media campaigns to attending events in Rwanda, USC Shoah Foundation is marking this year’s Genocide Awareness Month with several important initiatives.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Stanley Bernath participated in the Institute’s Dimensions in Testimony program, which will enable future generations to ask him questions and receive answers he recorded in 2017. Working with USC Shoah Foundation to bring Bernath’s interactive testimony to the public was the Maltz Museum in Cleveland, where Bernath often spoke.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Hannah Lessing, the secretary general of the National Fund of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, came to USC Shoah Foundation this week to discuss a potential collaborative project with the Institute. During her stop, she spoke with the staff about her unique line of work.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By the end of World War II, 96 percent of Thessaloniki’s 50,000 Jews had been killed, but the area’s connection to its Jewish past remains strong. Making that connection stronger, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently became the latest access site for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Widely known as the “Portuguese Schindler,” Aristides de Sousa Mendes was severely punished by his own government after flouting its neutrality policy with a frantic bid to issue as many visas as possible to desperate refugees fleeing Nazi invasion. In interviews with USC Shoah Foundation, the sons of Sousa Mendes and Jewish survivors rescued by him shared personal stories of his heroism.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Throughout history, we have seen dangerous threats evolve into acts of murder, terror and genocide, and what we are witnessing in Christchurch, New Zealand, is no different.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wolf Gruner, the founding director of USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, began his quest to build a Holocaust library as part of a new Holocaust program as soon as he arrived at USC via Berlin a decade ago.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Sheinberg, who died Thursday at 84, was not only a mentor to USC Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg, he was also a committed supporter of the Institute’s work nearly every step of the way.

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