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Thursday, December 1, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Dec. 1, 2016 – USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research issues a call for applications for a fellowship opportunity that enables an advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate to spend a month in residence at the University of Southern California to further the field of genocide prevention.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  USC Shoah Foundation's free educational website IWitness will host a Social Studies Twitter Chat #SSChat on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at 4pm PT/7pm ET. Join @USCIWitness for a discussion on Teaching with Testimony: Enhancing Empathy and Critical Thinking Skills.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The two-day international conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” will be held on October 23-24, 2017 at the University of Southern California.
Friday, December 2, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation's 2015 Rutman Fellow for Research and Teaching will give a lecture about her research in the Visual History Archive at UPenn on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Two months after officially accrediting USC Shoah Foundation’s ITeach program, two representatives from the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (OFI) visited USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles to learn more about its educational work.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
We at USC Shoah Foundation are saddened to learn about the passing of Marion Pritchard, a Dutch woman of great courage who rescued many Jews during the Holocaust. She was 96.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation intern and USC undergraduate Zach Larkin describes how testimony helped him discover his great-grandfather's story and shaped his future goals.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Borrowing from a tradition set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he assumed office in 1933 and announced an aggressive agenda for his first 100 days, USC Shoah Foundation will offer 100 Days to Inspire Respect starting Jan. 20, 2017, when America swears in its 45th president.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Los Angeles, Dec. 27, 2016 – As the United States prepares to inaugurate a new president, USC Shoah Foundation has announced the first 10 testimony-based educational resources for its “100 Days to Inspire Respect,” an IWitness educational program modeled after the aggressive 100-day agenda initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he took office in 1933.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Educators from Ukrainian conflict areas attended two seminars led by USC Shoah Foundation Ukrainian consultant Anna Lenchovska and education author Olexander Voitenko.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Borrowing from a tradition set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he assumed office in 1933 and announced an aggressive agenda for his first 100 days, USC Shoah Foundation will offer 100 Days to Inspire Respect starting Jan. 20, 2017, when America swears in its 45th president.
Friday, December 9, 2016
In recognition for their longstanding commitment to humanitarian efforts and education, Mellody Hobson and George Lucas were presented December 7 with the Ambassador for Humanity Award by Steven Spielberg, USC trustee and founder of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Engage with interactive Holocaust survivor testimonies from New Dimensions on Testimony at the Museum of Tolerance.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Samantha Shapiro has a personal connection to USC Shoah Foundation, but she has begun using IWitness in her own educational work at a Detroit-area synagogue. Shapiro signed up to receive update emails about IWitness after learning about USC Shoah Foundation through her husband, whose uncle is its Board of Councilors Executive Committee member Mickey Shapiro.
Friday, December 16, 2016
The Challenge invites students to positively contribute to their communities, and complete an IWitness activity that involves submitting a short video explaining how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
Friday, December 2, 2016
For six months this spring and summer, I had the pleasure of leading a team of staff and volunteers facilitating the beta run of New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT) from USC Shoah Foundation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. I watched people of all ages approach the giant monitor displaying an image of Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, first with trepidation, then curiosity, then, at last, affection. Here are a few things that I learned about technology and humanity from the project.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: Tel:  (213) 740-6046 Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
Thursday, December 22, 2016
This morning, I stood at attention as our select chorus sang the Star Spangled Banner. Looking at the flag in the middle school auditorium, I paused a moment to feel gratitude for growing up in a country where I have the right to define and redefine myself. I grew up believing I could become whoever I wanted to be. The flag stood tall, as did I. Thank goodness, I thought, that I live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Susan Davenport’s English students at John S. Battle High School in Virginia demonstrated just how deeply they have been affected by testimony from the Visual History Archive when they participated in the Institute’s #BeginsWithMe Giving Tuesday campaign.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Middle and high school students have the chance to win scholarships of up to $5,000 – and additional money for their educators and schools – by entering the fourth annual IWitness Video Challenge hosted by USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and the USC Shoah Foundation honored filmmaker George Lucas and his investment executive-wife,
Monday, December 19, 2016
The contest is open to all secondary students, asking them to watch clips of testimony from the Visual History Archive and create artistic comic strip-style pieces inspired by the stories they heard.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
"Finding Oscar," the documentary film about the 1982 Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala produced by Steven Spielberg in association with USC Shoah Foundation, will have its theatrical release in spring 2017 and will stream on Amazon Prime this summer.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Three years ago, USC Shoah Foundation launched the IWitness Video Challenge, hoping to inspire students to create positive change in their communities by watching the testimonies of genocide survivors and documenting their service projects in an original video.
Friday, December 16, 2016
  For those eager to rub shoulders with Hollywood royalty, a great place to be was the annual Ambassadors for Humanity gala, benefiting the USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Elissa Frankle is the Digital Projects Coordinator for Museum Experience and Digital Media at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Monday, December 12, 2016
On Thursday, Oct. 27th, I witnessed history in the making. Nanjing Massacre survivor Xia Shuqin flew from Nanjing, China to Los Angeles to record a 3-D audiovisual testimony in Mandarin for USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony. For those of you who watched USC Shoah Foundation’s Instagram story that day, I was the intern behind the camera.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy struck my home: New York City, on a cloudy Thursday evening. Sandy had a massive impact on the city that never sleeps. The entire circulatory system, the subways, of the city were shut down, which made connecting with family and friends impossible.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Czech Holocaust survivor Eva Herrmannová describes an incident at school when a boy called her an antisemitic name and she physically attacked him. To her surprise, the teacher reprimanded the boy and told her she was right.
Monday, December 12, 2016
December 15 will mark the beginning of a pilot for a new professional development offering from Echoes and Reflections: a three-hour, self-guided course that teaches educators everything they need to know about using Echoes and Reflections to teach about the Holocaust.