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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
As the Institute’s partner Fundacion de Antropologia Forense de Guatemala (FAFG) records testimonies of survivors of the genocide in Guatemala, it has begun sending the first few testimony videos back to USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, where staff are beginning to index them – the first step toward their eventual integration into the Visual History Archive and IWitness.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19, Celina Biniaz and Edith Umugiraneza will read poetry they’ve written about their experiences during the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide, respectively, in “When Memories Unfold: Poetry After Genocide.”
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The staff of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research had a dilemma on their hands. They could only choose one applicant to award the 2016 Graduate Summer Research Fellowship – but they couldn’t bring themselves to turn away their runner-up, Piotr Florczyk, because his proposal was so fascinating. It’s easy to see why. Florczyk, a PhD candidate in the USC Literature and Creative Writing program, intends to write poetry inspired by the testimonies of Polish Holocaust survivors in the archive.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation is accepting applications from students interested in working with testimony for the third year of the Institute’s Junior Intern Program.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Michigan student Brandon Bartley shares how testimony inspired him when he participated in the IWitness Detroit program last summer.
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, July 13, 2016
By Mahima Verma Nárcisz Vida always had a desire to help individuals who faced discrimination through the power of education. Today, Vida empowers students and teachers to combat hatred and stand against intolerance through testimony. Vida leads the education programs at Zachor Foundation for Social Remembrance in Budapest, Hungary. She started as a volunteer working closely with Zachor Foundation founder and director, Andrea Szőnyi, who is also USC Shoah Foundation’s international training consultant in Hungary,
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Kiril Feferman, PhD, the 2015-2016 Center Fellow, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research focusing on the underresearched topic of the role of religion in influencing the behavior and decisions of Jews and non-Jews in the Nazi-occupied Soviet territories between 1941 and 1944.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
After Pamela Applebaum attended USC Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Detroit last year, she knew the Institute was something she wanted to be a part of.  “We immediately embraced the importance of ensuring the vital preservation of the darkest chapter in Jewish history with the enduring vision of connecting the next generation to a modern perspective of this past to better grapple with today’s complicated, challenging, and belligerent environment,” she said.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Cosponsored by The SCA Alumni Screening Series, USC Institute of Armenian Studies and The Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation Directed by SCA Alumna Naré Mkrtchyan Produced by Naré Mkrtchyan and Rob Fried Followed by a Q&A with Naré Mkrtchyan 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The archive was taken in 56 countries, 21 of which were in Central and South American. Ana is just one of the 1,352 who chose Spanish as their language of choice, while another 560 chose to speak Portuguese.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Bokova discussed the importance of human rights education in combating radical extremism around the world in a talk on February 8 in Leavey Library.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine, USC Shoah Foundation has published a new IWitness activity about Babi Yar and has begun leading a brand-new IWalk at the historic site in Kiev.
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.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 2016 – USC Shoah Foundation is offering one member of the public and a guest the chance to attend its Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in December. The gala is a crucial part of the Institute’s efforts helping to forge partnerships that sustain the organization into the future. The gala raises much-needed general funds to support its educational programs including expansion of the Institute’s award-winning IWitness website, professional development for educators globally, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, academic conferences, expanding access to the Visual History Archive and testimony preservation, to name a few.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Testimony clips about immigration will serve as the inspiration for students entering this year’s competition, open to grades 6-12.
Friday, February 12, 2016
The office of the Ukrainian ombudsman conducted a seminar for 30 teachers on the best practices of human rights education using USC Shoah Foundation’s multimedia teaching guide, Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In his testimony for the Armenian Film Foundation, recorded in 2012, Armenian Genocide survivor Sebooh Gertmenian describes how he survived the genocide as a three year old with the help of his mother.The interviewer marvels at his mother’s strength, how she was able to keep her children alive on a forced march through the desert after her husband and older child had been murdered. Gertmenian, perhaps having never thought of his mother in this way before, says with wonder, “She must have been an angel.”
Thursday, July 21, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation has significantly increased its reach online and in the classroom over the past three years, according to new statistics released about the Institute’s 2016 fiscal year.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Eleven new lesson plans and long term educational projects were developed during the fourth Polish edition of the Teaching with Testimony program.
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.
Monday, October 31, 2016
The Junior Interns will spend the next several months engrossing themselves in analyzing what attitudes breed hatred and intolerance, how they can spread positive moral authority and how to become an active participant in civil society, using USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness activities and the Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The New Dimensions in Testimony installation that has been on display at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. this summer will close after Labor Day Weekend.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Three years ago, Lacey Schauwecker became interested in the Guatemalan Genocide through work she was doing with USC Shoah Foundation. Now, Schauwecker is back for four weeks as a 2016 Summer Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research utilizing the Institute’s Guatemalan testimonies.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
As educators, when we go into teaching, we go in with what some might call ideological visions: This concept that we can and will make a difference; this idea that the children we teach will take the lessons we’ve taught and use them to become productive people long after they leave the four walls of our classroom. As we sit here now, reflecting on our most recent efforts to teach the Holocaust in a profound manner that gives justice and honor to the victims of this atrocity, we feel fortunate that such ideologies are being lived in our classroom.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Ukrainian high school students were trained to lead the new IWalk on Babi Yar.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
The USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life proudly presents"Casden Conversations" The Powers and Perils of Nazi PropagandaSunday, March 6, 20164-5:30 p.m.USC Doheny Memorial Library room 240

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