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Monday, April 7, 2014
Access 2062 testimonies conducted in the midwestern US states.The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's collection is searchable and viewable through a customized search tool provided by the USC Shoah Foundation.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:Tel:  (213) 740-6046Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Access copies of 19 testimonies given in the Russian language.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Access copies of 77 testimonies conducted with Jewish survivors who were selected as twins for Mengele's research in Auschwitz.  For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel:  +1 213 740 3756 Email:  sfiaccess@usc.edu
Monday, September 12, 2011
On September 8, Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, gave a lecture, titled "The Power of Words: Testimony in an Age of Violent Ideologies," and demonstrated the Visual History Archive at the Interdisciplinary Judaic Studies Program of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (view photos).  Smith founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England, and cofounded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sara Cohan, USC Shoah Foundation’s Armenian education program consultant, will give a presentation for educators called “Women’s Voices: Testimony as a Tool of Empowerment.”
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.
Friday, August 26, 2016
A team of USC Shoah Foundation researchers has identified over 800 new indexing terms that will be added to the Visual History Archive when it undergoes its next big update in the coming weeks.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The American University of Paris will host a workshop October 26-27, 2017, dedicated to sharing scholars’ experiences conducting research in the Visual History Archive. Applications are due May 9, 2017.
Monday, March 27, 2017
USC undergraduates, graduate students and faculty as well as faculty from other universities are encouraged to apply.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In the first step of an ambitious multiyear plan to significantly broaden access and meet growing demand for the world's largest archive of genocide testimony, USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education announces a landmark partnership with ProQuest, a technology company that empowers researchers at universities, libraries, schools and knowledge-driven organizations around the world.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Over the course of their stay, the team built six IWitness activities focused on peace building in Rwanda. The first to go online will focus on Propaganda and Social Cohesion, which will be available for teachers and students by Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Seven Multimedia Lessons for the Classroom Designed for educators, Living Histories: Seven Voices from the Holocaust is a series of seven downloadable 30-minute testimonies with classroom lessons highlighting a range of eyewitness experiences related to the Holocaust from the Institute’s Visual History Archive. This series provides educators with the opportunity to broaden students' understanding of the complexity of eyewitness experiences. This series:
Friday, July 21, 2017
The Visual History Archive version 6.7.3.1 was released today, adding a new feature for users and testimonies from two new experience groups.
Monday, January 7, 2019
Public lecture by Gabór Tóth 2018-2019 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Friday, May 29, 2009
DC-Cam staff members participate in three-month internship program.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  USC Shoah Foundation's free educational website IWitness will host a Social Studies Twitter Chat #SSChat on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at 4pm PT/7pm ET. Join @USCIWitness for a discussion on Teaching with Testimony: Enhancing Empathy and Critical Thinking Skills.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The two-day international conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” will be held on October 23-24, 2017 at the University of Southern California.
Friday, April 19, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has added a collection of testimonies of survivors and rescuers from the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide to its Visual History Archive. This marks the first integration of testimonies outside of Holocaust survivors and witnesses into the Visual History Archive.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Aided by their exploration of the Visual History Archive, three students and a professor from USC presented a panel discussion at the fifth annual ucLADINO Symposium at UCLA March 2-3, 2015.
Monday, November 19, 2007
The world’s largest collection of visual Holocaust survivor and witness testimonies is now available to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum visitors. The University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses from 56 nations and in 32 languages.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
During the Institute's inaugural summer William P. Lauder Internship Program, about two-dozen young people came to USC Shoah Foundation from across the country to participate in the intensive program, which focused on the causes and impacts of injustice and the ways an individual can respond.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Harry Reicher, USC Shoah Foundation’s first-ever Rutman Teaching Fellow, wrapped up his four-day fellowship today with a talk that revealed how exceptionally valuable the Visual History Archive will become to his teaching.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Moving and powerful book about one of the world’s most profound tragedies.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation sign historic agreement.
Monday, January 24, 2011
On January 27, 2011, Anna Lenchovska, the Institute’s regional coordinator in Ukraine takes part in a round table, “Ukrainian society and Holocaust remembrance: research and educational aspects,” at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.
Friday, October 21, 2011
From mid-October through mid-December, four staff members from the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (KGMC) will intern at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.Yves Kamuronsi, head of the Documentation Center of the KGMC, and three colleagues—Diogene Mwizerwa, Martin Niwenshuti, and Paul Rukesha—will study the Institute's indexing methodology and lend their expertise to the development of indexing terminology appropriate for the Rwandan Tutsi genocide experience.  They will also spend time learning about the technology being used to preserve the testimonies digitally.
Monday, May 13, 2013
In the nineteen nineties, videotape was the most effective format on which to record the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. But like all physical storage media, tape has a shelf life, and in 2008 the Institute and USC Information Technology Services (ITS) started a multimillion-dollar project to digitize the entire Visual History Archive.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Budapest’s Eötvos Loránd University (ELTE) offered its first-ever sign language seminar for hearing-impaired patrons on USC Shoah Foundation and the Visual History Archive on Oct. 6 at the university’s Central Library.

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