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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, 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, November 7, 2016
On last year’s Giving Tuesday, the USC Shoah Foundation community raised $7,000 to support programs and initiatives to help the Institute change the world through testimony. This November 29, USC Shoah Foundation is counting on you to help reach its goal of $10,000.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Stephen Smith will give a keynote address and New Dimensions in Testimony will be demoed at the festival's Alternate Realities interactive exhibition.
Monday, November 28, 2016
The 54,000 voices of genocide survivors and eyewitnesses preserved in the Visual History Archive can inspire and guide us while we make the sometimes difficult choices to be tolerant, to become educated, to stand up and take action against the many wrongs in the world.
Monday, March 7, 2016
In her testimony in the Visual History Archive, Lisa Slater describes seeing a cattle car filled with Jewish men, women and children during the Holocaust– but unlike most survivors in the archive who remember seeing such a thing, she was never forced inside it.Slater is one of the few “witnesses” to the Holocaust who gave testimony to USC Shoah Foundation – people who were not persecuted, nor acted as rescuers or aid-providers, but merely observed the events of the Holocaust unfolding around them.
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. 
Monday, April 11, 2016
When Jennifer Binley entered college, she knew she was interested in dedicating herself to finding a way to stop mass atrocities around the world. The international relations major quickly joined USC STAND, an anti-genocide club she eventually became president of, and began interning at USC Shoah Foundation.“I found the interests of [USC STAND] often correlate to the events and goals of USC Shoah Foundation,” Binley said of her dedication to both organizations.
Monday, January 11, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Director Wolf Gruner will give a lecture at Texas A&M University entitled "Defiance and Protest: Forgotten Individual Jewish Reactions to the Persecution in Nazi Germany."  
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.”
Friday, November 11, 2016
Danish historian Therkel Straede spent three days at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research this week watching testimonies in an attempt to understand the truth about one of the most gruesome and taboo aspects of the Holocaust: cannibalism in the Nazi concentration camps.
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.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor will be in Los Angeles next week to film an interview for New Dimensions in Testimony, USC Shoah Foundation’s three-dimensional, interactive virtual encounter with Holocaust survivors.
Friday, August 26, 2016
As you prepare your lessons plans for this year’s school year explore seven reasons why you should teach with testimony.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Fresh off its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last week, the documentary Finding Oscar was screened at the opening night of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A ‘Conflict?’ Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews premiered an original short film about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising featuring testimony from the Visual History Archive.
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, August 12, 2016
Find out what new activities, testimonies and enhancements are coming to IWitness in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Special Guest Ambassador Irina BokovaUNESCO Director-General Hosted by Stephen D. SmithExecutive Director of USC Shoah FoundationUNESCO Chair on Genocide Education Monday, February 8, 2016Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pmLeavey Library 17Light refreshments will be served
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.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
A new initiative to digitize the invaluable testimony of Holocaust survivors should help permanently preserve this key resource for future generations, say archivists who are leading the effort.
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)
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."
Monday, November 14, 2016
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.

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