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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.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Dr. Kiril Feferman, the Institute's 2015-2016 Center Fellow, gives a lecture on his research regarding the roles religion plays in Jewish survival in occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Chair/Moderadora: Carol Wise, International Relations/Relaciones Internacionales, USC Sofía Duyos, Law, Madrid, España “Documentos del ejército y su trascendencia para comprender el genocidio Maya Ixil” (“Military Documents and Their Significance in Understanding the Genocide of the Ixil Mayans”) Sergio Palencia Frener, Anthropology/Sociology, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
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, February 16, 2016
Rachel Amit explains why she feels it is important that she speak to students about the Holocaust.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Herbert Degan reflects on how a country like Germany could allow something like the Holocaust to happen.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sol Filler shares two examples of how jokes helped him get through the difficult experiences of the Holocaust.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mayer displays three different photographs from the ghetto Sieradz. He says that the Nazis photographed every misdeed that they did because they were proud of what they were doing.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Kurt Gregor describes a Czech pub that still had a sign saying "No Dogs and Jews Allowed" after World War II had ended. 
Friday, March 25, 2016
Nina Kaleska talks about how she responds to people that say the Holocaust never happened. She says it is not worth arguing about because it only gives their ideas more attention and the evidence of the Holocaust is overwhelming. 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
In this clip from the new Echoes and Reflections lesson on Contemporary Antisemitism, Dachau liberator Felix Sparks explains why it is so important for him to speak out against Holocaust deniers.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Martin Becker talks about having various people walk through the concentration camp in Dachau and overhearing a man explaining that the various corpses lying around were brought in from Russia to "scare everyone." He says that responses like that are contagious when you are under stress and caught "red-handed."
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.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Holocaust liberator Ed Carter Edwards on how his eyewitness testimony along with others helps combat Holocaust denial.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Holocaust survivor Lea Schabinski-Faranof remembers the prevelant anti-Semitism in her school.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Yvonne describes the Jewish presence in Shanghai before WWII and the differences in Jewish and Chinese culture. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Marcel remembers the sadness of seeing his only Jewish classmate convert to Christianity. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Bothe’s lecture, “Meeting Survivors Online: Negotiating Memory in the Virtual In-Between,” focused on both the theory and practical implications of the “digital turn,” or the rapidly evolving digital landscape that is changing how people interact with the virtual and analog worlds. Her research is centered on the Visual History Archive as a paradigmatic example of this shift in action.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Roma-Sinti Survivor Julia describes how her family’s lack of awareness of war events led to their incarceration at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Paula Cuellar Cuellar, 2016-2017 USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Center Graduate Research Fellow, discuss esher dissertation research on scorched earth operations in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In their talk, Cole, Giordano, Jaskot, and Knowles described the new research interests and goals that they have honed during their visit to USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research from Jan. 8-14. At the core of their research questions is the desire to foreground the experiences and voices of Holocaust survivors.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Jewish survivor Sarah Kleinplatz remembers the first time she saw Auschwitz and her first experiences as she stepped out of the cattlecar with her sisters as they approached selection. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Jewish survivor Lolly Samoch remembers how frightened she was when the Gestapo came to her home asking for her father. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Jewish survivor Judy Lysy vividly remembers the embarrassment she felt marching naked after entering Auschwitz and being shaved by male German soldiers. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Ilse Zilversmit remembers when the Germans came to take away her grandmother and eventually being taken away to Westerbork with the rest of her family. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor Nachemia Wurman remembers two distinctly haunting episodes of antisemitism he experienced as a young boy in his hometown. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor George Scott remembers encountering a man with a disturbing smile on his face standing on top of a roof where George had gone to hide. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Jewish survivor Walter Absil discusses how he developed his fake name when hiding from the Germans and how he gained the name "Walter Absil." This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Jewish survivor Henry Morgentaler describes attempting to hide from the German soldiers with his family in the Lodz ghetto for ten days, before being sent to Auschwitz. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Jean remembers a story where he lied to police about his age. This saved his life, but he never saw his mother again. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memoral Centre collection.

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