Auschwitz: The Past is Present: Begins With Me

Olga and Paula share how it begins with them

Language: English

In January USC Shoah Foundation will launch #BeginsWithMe across our online communities. Leading up to the launch we will be sharing videos from our friends and partners who have experienced the power of testimony and the actions it inspires.

  • Olga and Paula share how it begins with them

    Language: English

    In January USC Shoah Foundation will launch #BeginsWithMe across our online communities. Leading up to the launch we will be sharing videos from our friends and partners who have experienced the power of testimony and the actions it inspires.

  • A special message from our executive director

    Language: English

    Stephen Smith on the effort to connect the Visual History Archive to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland so that the voices of those who survived the Holocasut can still be heard as a memorial for all who perished.

  • Lesly Culp shares why it begins with her

    Language: English

    Lesly Culp decided to teach with eyewitness testimony to the Holocaust from the Visual History Archive to teach her students on what it means to be human. An extremely valuable lesson. ‪#‎BeginsWithMe‬ launches in two weeks!

  • It begins with Nitya and Christina

    Language: English

    Now former USC students Nitya Ramanathan and Christina Schoellkopf share the first time they watched genocide survivor testimony and how it inspired them to make a real difference in the world.

  • For Sarah, it begins with teaching with testimony

    Language: English

    Australian teacher Sarah Warby describes the profound impact teaching with Holocaust survivor testimony has, especially for one student who changed his life for the better.

It all begins with each and every one of us. The little changes we make in the world can really add up to a perceptible movement to create a climate that resists genocide and other forms of inhumanity around the globe.

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#Auschwitz70 is the official hashtag for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.  Follow for updates on the commemoration events taking place around the world, and for the official event at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on January 27, 2015.

#PastisPresent

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#BeginsWithMe

#BeginswithMe - using the power of testimony and the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire personal action in the days leading to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Please help us make #BeginsWithMe a success. By including your voice, you will be part of a movement that spreads the message that each one of us has the power to help create a climate that prevents a genocide and other forms of inhumanity that affect all of us.

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