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Friday, June 10, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff took their first trip to the American University of Paris (AUP) last month, the first visit since a partnership between the two organizations was announced.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Twenty years after a civil war and genocide in Guatemala, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host an international conference that will shed light on this little-known atrocity.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Cuellar is researching the experiences of women and girls in scorched earth campaigns in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Kathrin Meyer concluded her visit to USC Shoah Foundation with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) with an informative conversation with Director of Education Kori Street.
Monday, June 20, 2016
The work includes hardware and software updates to systems that have been in use in the Shoah Foundation digitization, archive and storage process for testimony ingest for over nine years.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
In this clip, Dr. Bertram Schaffner reflects on how much he was aware of anti-homosexual persecution in Berlin under the Nazis during his stay in 1936.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Join USC Shoah Foundation for an informative conversation with International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s Executive Secretary Kathrin Meyer, PhD, on Friday, June 17 in USC’s Leavey Library.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive is a tool that allows genocide survivors to tell their stories. But it isn’t their words that summer research fellow Erin Mizrahi is interested in; it’s their silence. Mizrahi, a fifth-year Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Ph.D. student at USC, is studying silence as a theoretical approach through two very different subjects: sexual assault in performance art and the Holocaust.
Friday, June 10, 2016
People who want to visit the places where the Holocaust happened have many options: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Shoes on the Danube Memorial in Budapest, former ghettos, or the fields of Babi Yar, to name a few.But when it comes to the Armenian Genocide, former sites of the massacres and killings are so difficult to access most people have never been there or even seen them in pictures.That’s what photographer Bardig Kouyoumdjian attempted to change with his book Deir-Zor: On the trail of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Behind every education initiative, new testimony collection or research program at USC Shoah Foundation is the hard work of the administration department.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Jack Warga explains the difficulties he and his father had keeping their memories of the Holocaust alive years later when many people had stopped caring about what happened.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Bertram Schaffner’s story is a unique one because of the multiple roles he played as a gay German American during the period that saw the rise of Nazi Germany and World War II.
Monday, June 6, 2016
 Despite the fact that Aida Fogel grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, she was familiar with USC Shoah Foundation from an early age. A family friend worked with the Institute to interview survivors in Venezuela, and two of Fogel’s great-aunts gave testimony. Though her grandmother didn’t give testimony, she was an Auschwitz survivor herself.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Featuring Junior Intern Ruth Hernandez, the event raised nearly $100,000 for USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sol Filler shares two examples of how jokes helped him get through the difficult experiences of the Holocaust.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
New Dimensions in Testimony from USC Shoah Foundation captured two top honors this week at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the third-largest documentary festival in the world.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Initial evaluations from the pilot exhibition of USC Shoah Foundation's New Dimensions in Testimony – a groundbreaking project that enables audiences to have a "virtual conversation" with projected images of Holocaust survivors – is proving the new technology is a valuable tool to ensure future generations will be able to have personal interactive experiences with Holocaust survivors long into the future.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Twenty-three years since Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, he hasn’t stopped collecting testimonies of firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors. Today, these stories and more, totaling 53,000 tales of horror and survival, have been documented and archived at the USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education, which Spielberg founded, housed at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research (CAGR) is convening an international academic conference bringing researchers from all disciplines as well as the fields of Latin American Studies and Genocide Studies to advance the discussion of “Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
In just one week, the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival will showcase USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony project as an example of one of the most cutting-edge new technologies in storytelling and virtual reality.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
New Dimensions in Testimony is a multidisciplinary tech project that lets users converse in dialogue with Holocaust survivors.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Exploring Holocaust Remembrance throughout the International Community Moderated Discussion and Q&A with special guest Kathrin Meyer, PhD, Executive Secretary International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Friday, June 17, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm Leavey Library Auditorium (lower level)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Priscilla Hefley, a master’s student in the USC School of Social Work, knew she wanted to do research on trauma and its impact on the brain, but she had no idea where to start – until her professor Hazel Atuel suggested she look in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Institute took the audience and jury prizes in the Alternative Realities Interactive categories for its New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT) project.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Holocaust liberator Shiro Takeshita describes being in the Salinas State Assembly Center (Japanese internment camp) and seeing an old man killed by a guard simply for being to close to the camp fence.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Pinchas Gutter goes out of his way to find me biscuits.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Pinchas Gutter goes out of his way to find me biscuits.

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