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Monday, April 29, 2013
This exhibit features a series of interviews with witnesses of the pogrom that occurred on November 9-10, 1938, known as Kristallnacht, "Night of Broken Glass." Organized in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This unit is designed for those students who have completed a teacher guided reading of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. The unit theme is about ordinary people who show courage, bravery, and kindness and take risks under extraordinary circumstances of danger. The theme is about not being a bystander in the face of wrongdoing. Video testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive feature a Holocaust survivor whose experiences mirror those reflected in the novel.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The lesson addresses the theme of resistance during the Holocaust. Through survivor testimony, students will understand that resistance can take many forms and can happen even under the most oppressive situations.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Segments for the Classroom is a video resource created in response to the interest expressed by educators of students ages 14 and up to integrate testimony with their classroom lessons. Segments for the Classroom consists of seven downloadable clip reels—six in English, and one in Spanish—that contain excerpts of testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive covering a variety of topics including the dangers of stereotypes and discrimination.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Segmentos para la clase es un recurso de video creado en repuesta al interés expresado por educadores de estudiantes de 14 años en adelante para integrar testimonio en sus lecciones de clase. Segmentos para la clase: La experiencia migratoria es un video descargable de testimonio del Visual History Archive, en donde siete sobrevivientes describen su experiencia de emigrar de Europa y de reconstruir sus vidas en América Latina.
Friday, May 31, 2013
As the week of Memorial Day comes to a close we honor the soldiers who helped liberate Holocaust survivors from concentration camps. Lina Jackson, who was among the Sinti and Roma populations targeted for discrimination as part of the Nuremberg Laws, recounts her liberation from Dachau concentration camp by the American Armed Forces. She vividly remembers the kindness of one particular soldier.
Monday, June 3, 2013
In 1941, the Nazi regime, ordered the Jews in Germany to wear a Yellow Star of David inscribed with the word Jude (Jew). The following year, in June 1942, Jews in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and other lands under German control were ordered to begin wearing Yellow Stars.  Betty Gerard shows the Yellow Star with the word Jood (Jew in Dutch) she was forced to wear as a child in the Westerbork Concentration Camp in the Netherlands.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Dr. Bertram Schaffner, who served in the U.S Army during World War II as a psychiatrist evaluating the mental fitness of draftees, speaks about the discriminatory laws and regulations against homosexuals in the U.S. Army and his efforts to protect their privacy.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This classroom exercise is designed to help educators teach students ages 14-18 about the effects and consequences of hatred and intolerance. The exercise integrates first-person testimonies from the Institute's archive with the Pyramid of Hate, a curricular tool developed by the Anti-Defamation League for its A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Rose Burizhiza speaks on the discrimination she faced in school before the genocide began in Rwanda. Rose’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Information Quest: The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Rita Feder was a young girl during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and remembers how desperately she wanted to attend the games but was unable to because she was Jewish. Feder recalls how dangerous it was for Jews during that time even though there was an international audience in Berlin.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Yehudi Lindeman reflects on his childhood in Holland and recalls the anti-Semitism he experienced from other children.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Joseph Steiner remembers when Nazi Germany invaded his home country, Hungary. He speaks on the anti-Semitism he experienced from neighbors, which he said was influenced by Nazi propaganda and hatred.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Steven Frank remembers witnessing the spread of anti-Semitic propaganda throughout Budapest. He also speaks on the rise of anti-Jewish and anti-Roma sentiments in local schools.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There is talk of a “new anti-Semitism” sweeping the globe, but all I see is the same irrational hatred aimed at the same perplexed victims, who are once again left wondering what has energized such bile.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Michael Banhidi recalls how anti-Semitism and racial discrimination spread throughout his neighborhood in Hungary.  
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
As a young girl Hedy Epstein returned home from school in Nazi Germany to find her house empty, locked and her parents nowhere to be found. She describes the terrifying confrontation with a Nazi when looking for her parents.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Floyd Dade explains the racial segregation of battalions during World War II. He also describes his relations with white soldiers on the battlefield.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Ruth Brand recalls an anti-Semitic experience as a young girl in her native country of Romania.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Armenian Genocide survivor, Suren Aprahamian recalls the thriving Armenian community in his village just outside Van and how the city’s population swelled with Armenians trying to escape the massacres that began in 1915.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Judith Becker describes how her brother was able to still attend a public high school because of his athleticism despite the implementation of the Nuremberg Laws. She also reflects on how the Nazi ideology was taught on a daily basis in German schools.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Henny Bauer describes how Jews in Vienna were forced scrub the streets and Nazi officers’ homes. She explains her response to an SS officer when she was ordered to complete the discriminating task.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Gabriel Forrai remembers the anti-Jewish restrictions implemented in Budapest, Hungary including his family being forced to live a yellow star house, curfews and wearing a yellow star on his clothing.  
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Alter Abramowicz describes anti-Semitic attitudes in Poland leading up to the Holocaust.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Robert Wagemann remembers being a physically handicapped child during World War II. Doctors often preferred euthanizing children with physical disabilities rather than keep them alive. Robert describes how his mother helped him escaped a facility, saving his life.
Friday, July 31, 2015
A Rwanda Tutsi Genocide survivor and a Holocaust survivor each describe experiences they had with sterotyping.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Holocaust survivor Suzanne Gross remembers when she had to wear the Yellow Star of David for the first time and the anti-Semitism that followed in 1942 France.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Dachau camp liberator Barton Nagata talks about his exposure to racism in the segregated South of the United States.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A series of clips from survivors speaking about their experiences with personal as well as institutional forms of discrimination. These clips include testimonies from the European Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda collections.


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