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Monday, August 24, 2015
When watching a testimony in the Visual History Archive, Liliane Weissberg pays close attention to the words the survivor is saying, and, just as importantly, to the silences in between those words.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Researchers conducting the study for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences say their conclusions are all the more vital in an age where, thanks to the internet, youth are more susceptible to believing “fake information.”
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Renowned Holocaust scholar and former USC Shoah Foundation Yom HaShoah Scholar Professor Yehuda Bauer has given his testimony to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall have embarked on a historic effort to preserve the testimonies of the last survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanjing.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Stunning works of art, film and writing have once again been given top prizes at Chapman University and The 1939 Society’s 16th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest.
Friday, February 28, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest testimony collection, the Nanjing Massacre, is now fully integrated and viewable in the Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw is now offering educational programming for students that uses the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Monday, May 11, 2015
As part of USC Shoah Foundation’s Preserving the Legacy initiative, 281 testimonies from Holocaust Museum Houston are currently being indexed for integration into the Visual History Archive.
Monday, October 7, 2013
The Jewish Museum in Prague recently debuted a new exhibit dedicated to the Nazi-produced films about the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp. The Visual History Archive is also a unique resource for Terezin remembrance.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Holocaust survivor testimonies from the Visual History Archive inspired heartfelt works of art, writing and film from students across America in Chapman University and The 1939 Society’s Holocaust Art & Writing Contest.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A knight of the British Empire and an Olympic athlete recorded two of the newest testimonies for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith joined 25 educators and researchers from Israel and Europe for an expert seminar today on Holocaust education in the 21st century.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Visitors to the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim, Poland, will view USC Shoah Foundation testimony in the center’s permanent exhibit beginning in May.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The first Jewish culture festival in Milan, Italy, will feature testimony clips about Shabbat from Italian Holocaust survivors and a Polish survivor in an online exhibit.
Monday, August 26, 2013
International educators discuss testimony-based educationA conversation with Werner Dreier, Alice Herscovitch, and Karen PolakBy Kori Street
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
UCLA emeritus professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History Richard Hovannisian will meet with staff at USC Shoah Foundation on September 17. He will discuss the history of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the denial it has faced in a “Lunch and Learn” conversation open to all staff members.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Several months ago in my former senior high school class, students were introduced to the ideas of illiberalism.  When discussing this issue, students are faced with how governments will apply laws and acts during times of crisis, as well as everyday life, that would limit or suspend civil liberties of any individual or group. 
Friday, September 13, 2013
Today begins a 10-part series that takes a detailed look at each of the 10 Echoes and Reflections lessons. We begin with Lesson 1: Studying the Holocaust.
Monday, July 22, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is currently fundraising for New Dimensions in Testimony, a new project being developed in concert with USC Institute for Creative Technologies and Conscience Display. The project is to capture three-dimensional interviews with a number of survivors so that in the future people will enable to engage with them conversationally.
Friday, October 4, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 4: The Ghettos.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Even though they were surrounded by members of Hollywood elite and New York society, a group of teenagers seemed to steal the spotlight at the Oct. 3 Ambassadors for Humanity gala.
Monday, October 13, 2014
With nearly 52,000 interviews from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, the archive of audio-visual testimony assembled and maintained by USC Shoah Foundation is so abundant it would take at least 12 years to watch it from beginning to end.And that’s assuming the footage would be rolling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.When I started my new job here at the Institute, I was struck by this statistic, which adequately conveys the scope of this incredible resource.
Friday, June 20, 2014
High school students from Sopron, Hungary, have created a traveling exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deportations of Jews from Hungary during World War II, drawing from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive for their research.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Kay Andrews, a lecturer at the Institute of Education’s Centre for Holocaust Education, University of London, discusses how testimony is bringing the authentic survivor voice to Holocaust education in the United Kingdom.
Monday, September 23, 2013
As the Institute continues to expand its outreach to students, and as students began to watch, edit, combine, and reconfigure clips from the Visual History Archive, what do they need to know?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The designers at Olson, an advertising and digital agency in Minneapolis, typically spend their days creating ad campaigns for clients including McDonalds, Target and General Mills. But for the last six months, a team from Olson has undertaken a project of an entirely different sort.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
All over Ukraine, testimony from the Visual History Archive is inspiring children to create remarkable artwork representing true scenes of discrimination during the Holocaust. With their artwork, each of these young Ukrainians is hoping to earn a place at an annual summer camp dedicated to building tolerance and awareness of their country’s diverse cultures.
Monday, December 9, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation associate director of research Dan Leshem and former Institute Fellow Jeffrey Shandler will lead a seminar about video interviews of Holocaust survivors at the Association for Jewish Scholars (AJS) conference next week.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Damaged videotapes in the Visual History Archive, previously thought to be unfixable, are being restored thanks to new software developed by USC Shoah Foundation technology staff.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s liaisons in Italy will give a presentation to Italian Parliament Oct. 16 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Roman Jews.

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