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Thursday, May 5, 2016
A few weeks ago, a student I was interviewing for a profile I was writing on him for USC Shoah Foundation’s website said something interesting: “Growing up Jewish, the Holocaust is pretty much always there.”I could identify. As someone who went to Hebrew school twice a week, every week, from the age of 5 to 13, the Holocaust was something I was always aware of. I was taught about it frequently, both in religious and regular school.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
During her month in residence at USC Shoah Foundation, Walch will research the exclusion of German Jews from their own homeland during the Holocaust through Nazi policies restricting Jewish spaces and architecture.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s social media accounts helped thousands of people around the world share and commemorate Genocide Awareness Month this April with stories, photos, video clips and more.
Friday, May 6, 2016
The 2016-2017 Center Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will be Alexander Korb, Ph.D., director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Leicester and scholar of the Holocaust in southeastern Europe.
Monday, May 16, 2016
More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative.
Monday, May 16, 2016
May 16, 2015 – More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative – an ambitious plan to save recorded eyewitness testimony and bring voices of genocide survivors to a wider audience.
Monday, May 16, 2016
More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative – an ambitious plan to save recorded eyewitness testimony and bring voices of genocide survivors to a wider audience.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Managing Director Kim Simon and Director of Education Kori Street are in Bucharest, Romania, this week at the bi-annual plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Friday, May 13, 2016
​Katja Schatte, a scholar of postwar East German Jewish history, will be in residence at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in spring 2017 as the Center’s 2016-17 Greenberg Research Fellow.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host a steady stream of undergraduate, graduate and faculty fellows this summer who will conduct research in the Visual History Archive for a wide range of projects and courses.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah as it’s known in Hebrew, commemorates and honors the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This year, people around the world will remember the victims of the Holocaust May 4-5, 2016.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
May 18, 20165 -6:30 p.m.UC Irvine, Merage School Auditorium (SB1, First Floor, Room 1200)Speaker: Stephen Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Members of the public can interact with New Dimensions in Testimony in its first un-moderated pilot at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) now through Labor Day.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Professor Atina Grossmann gave a public lecture co-hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Max Kade Institute, offering a different reading of World War II and the Holocaust by mapping Jewish death, survival, and displacement via what she called the geographical margins – the colonial and semi-colonial regions including the Soviet interior, Central Asia, Iran, and British India.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
As the son of two survivors of the Shoah and the husband of a daughter of two survivors, identifying as the Next Generation has been the essence of who I am. It is the prism through which I see and evaluate all worldly events. It was particularly my father’s life that affected me the most.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Across the United States and in Europe, USC Shoah Foundation is helping to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 4 and 5.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Diana Hekimian, an active member of the Armenian community in Los Angeles, found an original copy of one of the earliest reports of the 1915 genocide in Armenia: "The Diyarbekir Massacres and Kurdish Atrocities," by Thomas Mugerditchian.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The young Nazi approached 13-year-old Szulem Czygielmamn as he walked on the sidewalk of Lubartowska Street in Lublin, Poland, and shoved him off the sidewalk. Szulem was lucky; Jews had died for less.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Aliza Caplan is about to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, but it wasn’t until her final semester of her undergraduate studies that she took one of her favorite courses: “Witnessing, Remembering, and Writing the Holocaust” with Professor Liliane Weissberg.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Educators can finish the school year with a three-part online professional development course from Echoes and Reflections on teaching the Holocaust using testimony from the Visual History Archive and other primary and secondary sources.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The American Society for Yad Vashem will honor Holocaust survivors in Hollywood at its annual gala in Los Angeles June 6, inspired by The Hollywood Reporter’s landmark story “Hollywood’s Last Survivors.”
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The education, community and peace-building Rwanda Peace Education Program (RPEP) has concluded after three years, and its partners have begun to evaluate the impact of USC Shoah Foundation’s role in the program, with positive results.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History ArchiveIndiana UniversityHerman B Wells Library1320 E 10th StreetBloomington, IN 47405For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute:Tel:  (213) 740-6046Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
Monday, May 16, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History ArchiveThe American University of Paris102, rue St Dominique75007 ParisFranceFor more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute:Tel:  (213) 740-6046Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
Monday, May 16, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History ArchiveCornell University LibraryCornell University201 Cornell LibraryIthaca, NY 14853For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute:Tel:  (213) 740-6046Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
For public policy student Ge (Gina) Jin, coming all the way to Los Angeles from China for graduate school meant a lot of changes. Luckily, she found a community of like-minded people at USC Shoah Foundation.“As an international student, we always have a rough time getting used to life here in the United States,” she said. “So I think this is a really nice home.”What allowed Jin to feel so at home was the diverse group of people working at the Institute.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Denise Paluch had been to two concentration camps by the time she was four, when she was smuggled out and kept hidden with a false identity for years in occupied France. For a long time, she did not know what became of her parents and for over 50 years, she wondered what had happened to them and hoped against hope that they were still alive. Years later, the youngest of her four children, Gaby Eirew, has researched and made a free, video-recording question-prompting app to help all parents leave loving messages, information and support for their children for use after death.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Glance at one of David Kassan’s artworks depicting Holocaust survivors Samuel Goldofsky or Elsa Ross and you might assume it’s a photograph. But look closer and the piece comes to life as an intricately detailed and stunningly realistic oil painting.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
As a first year law student at the USC Gould School of Law, Roza Petrosyan has found that research is of the utmost importance.“You have to figure things out on your own a lot, and research is very important,” she said. “I think when you come in with a background in research, history in research, you’re very analytical and very detailed.”Luckily, Petrosyan had that background from her time interning at USC Shoah Foundation and doing research alongside Dr. Wolf Gruner, director of USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Monday, May 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host the international conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” at the University of Southern California, Sept. 11-14, 2016. The scholars profiled in this series were each selected to present their research at the conference. Washington University postdoctoral teaching fellow Rebecca Clouser will examine genocide denial in Guatemala and how it impedes the country’s development in her presentation at the conference.

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