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Monday, May 19, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, Holocaust survivor Roman Kent shares his story of survival, education and one very special dog.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Andrea Szőnyi tells the story of her father, who survived Auschwitz as a boy with the help of a man named Ernő Spiegel.
Monday, June 23, 2014
In January 2014, four scholars from the “Holocaust Geographies Collaborative”—an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers evaluated the link between personal testimony, the index of the archive and geography.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Steve Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, believe that the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive holds many keys to unlocking the enigmatic conditions that have led to genocides throughout history.
Monday, September 30, 2013
High school teacher Peter Cook discusses the importance of character education, and putting "culture before content," in today's classrooms.
Monday, September 8, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, USC Shoah Foundation's international consultants explain the power of watching testimony on location.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Watching testimony and participating in the Student Voices Film Contest helped Mariana Aguilar heal from an experience with racism.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In the spring 2014 issue of PastForward, Ervin Staub, professor emeritus and founding director of the doctoral program in the psychology of peace and violence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, describes working with Rwandan genocide survivors.
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, August 25, 2014
From the spring 2014 issue of PastForward: French film director and documentarian Claude Lanzmann visited USC Shoah Foundation for the first time this December, bringing with him his latest film and a simple request for the future.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Close and distant readings of the Visual History Archive by Todd Presner, professor of Germanic languages, comparative literature, and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, for the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, Professor Peter Kreko says education is necessary to combat Hungary’s troubling rise in antisemitism.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Look of Silence, director Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his 2013 documentary The Act of Killing, will screen Wed., July 8 at USC, followed by a discussion with Oppenheimer moderated by USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith.
Monday, July 28, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, USC screenwriting professor Ted Braun discusses Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing and what it brings to our understanding of violence.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Art engages broader audiences and raises awareness of genocide in Rwanda, says Kwibuka20 international creative director Stacie Chaiken in the spring 2014 issue of PastForward.
Monday, June 30, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, USC Professor of neuroscience Antonio Damasio discusses how personal stories can evoke deep empathy for human tragedy.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Aladdin Project, founded by Anne-Marie Revcolevschi, uses the power of words to create bonds between Jewish and Muslim worlds. This article first appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward.
Monday, July 7, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, Mukesh Kapila discusses the benefits and challenges of collecting testimonies in real time as events are unfolding.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The Spring 2014 issue of PastForward includes an excerpt of director Joshua Oppenheimer’s talk, which he gave in Los Angeles on the eve of the Oscars, describing his own journey of discovery as he encountered perpetrators willing to describe, even boast about, their acts of killing.
Monday, May 12, 2014
The Killer Within: What the Act of Killing brings to our understanding of violenceBig Data & Humanity: How scholars can harness big data to learn, teach, and healChanging the World through Testimony: Twenty years after the first testimonies were taken, the Visual History Archive is reaching even more people
Monday, June 30, 2014
Dina Angress knew Anne Frank as a shy and quiet schoolmate in Amsterdam. Even though they weren’t close friends, she speaks on how Anne Frank’s diary was so relatable to her own story. Dina also relates on the importance of tolerance and Holocaust education.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Closing the Digital Divide An Interview with Comcast Chairman & CEO Brian L. Roberts When Everything Changed Holocaust survivor and filmmaker Branko Lustig Scholarship in a Digital World Tara McPherson on new modes of publishing and more…

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