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Thursday, February 20, 2014
In time for February’s Olympic Games and Black History Month, two new activities have been published to IWitness, each dealing with racism in different contexts.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A class of 10th graders at High Tech High North County in San Marcos, Calif., experienced IWitness for the first time in a pilot of the newest IWitness activity "1936 Olympics: Race, Politics and Civil Rights."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch had a lucky moment while being processed at the Sauna in Auschwitz-Birkenau.  One of the girls processing her asked her what she did prior to landing in that place of unspeakable horror. “I played the cello,” she answered. That surreal conversation, not far from the gas chambers at Birkenau, would save her life.  As a member of the Auschwitz women's orchestra, playing the cello meant respite from heavy labor.  
Friday, May 27, 2016
Howard Cwick was born in the Bronx, New York, on August 25, 1923, to Samuel and Sarah Cwick, both Polish immigrants. Howard had an older sister, Sylvia. TheCwick family spoke both English and Yiddish, kept a kosher home, and attended synagogue three times a week. Howard went to school at P.S. 100 in the Bronx beforegoing on to Brooklyn Technical High School. When he was seven years old, Howard received his first camera and became interested in photography.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Date Webinar Registration December 15 4:00-5:00 PM PST
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Chicago educators will learn about IWitness as an option for helping their students meet the city’s service-learning requirement at a special resource fair on Monday, Oct. 17.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Inspired by the issues affecting his students in Chicago, high school English teacher Wesley Davidson authored one of USC Shoah Foundation’s new resources for 100 Days to Inspire Respect. Davidson, an English teacher at Chicago Tech Academy, authored an IWitness activity called “To Protect and Serve: Community and Policing,” which is the featured resource today, Day 29 of 100 Days to Inspire Respect.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Acadia Grantham decided to take action against bullying in her IWitness Video Challenge entry, “Silence,” which won second place in the 2017 national contest. The IWitness Video Challenge asks students to submit short videos to show how they were inspired by testimony to make positive choices and create value in their community. The contest is open to middle and high school students across the United States and Canada (except Quebec). 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
In the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, a massive armada of Allied ships set sail across the English Channel toward Normandy, France, in what would become the largest amphibious attack in world history. Many liberators shared their D-Day stories with USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Nearly 20 years ago, talent manager and producer Steve Sauer was having a business lunch with Tony Thomopoulos, then-president of Amblin Television. Thomopoulos knew that Sauer’s parents were Holocaust survivors, so he asked Sauer if they had recorded their testimonies for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation yet.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Howard Cwick est né dans le Bronx, à New York (USA), le 25 août 1923, de Samuel et Sarah Cwick, tous deux immigrants polonais. Howard a une soeur aînée, Sylvia. La famille Cwick parle à la fois anglais et yiddish, garde leur maison casher, et se rend à la synagogue trois fois par semaine. Howard va à l’école à P.S. 100 dans le Bronx avant d’entrer au lycée technique de Brooklyn. À l’âge de 7 ans, Howard reçoit sa première caméra et se passionne de photographie.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Simone Lagrange (née Kadousche) est née le 23 octobre 1930 à Saint-Fons, à côté de Lyon. Originaires du Maroc, ses parents Simon Kadousche et Rachel ont rejoint la France aux années 1920.Au moment de la guerre, son père aide au transfert de réfugiés de la zone Nord et transporte des armes. De son côté, Simone n’est encore qu’une jeune adolescente lorsqu’elle accomplit ses premiers actes de résistance, diffusant des tracts de la Résistance.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A budapesti tanár-továbképzési program új fejezet kezdetét jelenti a USC Soá Intézet európai oktatási munkájábanBUDAPEST — 2012. Július — Húsz oktató vett részt a USC Soá Intézet  "Videó-interjúk a 21.század oktatásában" című szakmai továbbképző programján, mely az Intézet történelmében az első átfogó európai oktatási program kezdetét jelenti.
Friday, April 3, 2015
After the disastrous Balkan wars of 1912-13, the Turks lost most of their European possessions. To dilute the Armenian presence and create a homogenous Turkish and Muslim population that would unequivocally support the Turkish state, the Young Turks decided on a policy of resettling Muslim refugees from the Balkan wars in Armenian areas and deporting the indigenous population.  These early measures led to the impoverishment and death of thousands; then came the First World War with Turkey taking the side of Germany against Russia and its allies.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
While guests of the 2015 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala on Sept. 10 trickled into the Henry Ford Museum and enjoyed a cocktail reception before dinner began, a small group of high school students was hard at work.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Members of the USC Shoah Foundation Board of Councilors got creative during the annual board meeting in New York, Oct. 14-15.
Friday, July 22, 2016
In February, eighth grade S. Canton Scholars Academy student Keven Kim came to realization: Compared to others, his life was quite comfortable and convenient. Though Keven appreciated his fortune, he decided to do something to help those who didn’t have the same advantages he did. “All around the world, there are those who live a relaxed life while others struggle to receive a single meal,” he said. “Seeing this struggle through my own eyes, I had decided to inform others of this desperate struggle and how to support those in need.”
Friday, May 29, 2015
As Ukraine embarks on an effort to radically change its law enforcement culture, USC Shoah Foundation’s international consultant in Ukraine, Anna Lenchovska, is using testimony to teach newly trained police officers tolerance and non-discrimination.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation's educational platform, IWitness continues hosting free webinars for educators throughout 2016. These webinars aim to provide a more in-depth and interactive approach to learning how to teach with testimony.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partnered with After School Matters in Chicago for the first time to pilot a brand new IWitness activity “Skittles, Deplorables and ‘All Lives Matter’: Leadership and Media Literacy.”
Friday, March 27, 2015
A Lecture with Dr. Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College, USC Shoah Foundation 2015 Yom Hashoah Scholar in Residence
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There is talk of a “new anti-Semitism” sweeping the globe, but all I see is the same irrational hatred aimed at the same perplexed victims, who are once again left wondering what has energized such bile.
Monday, August 6, 2018
As he described in the testimony he gave to USC Shoah Foundation in 1997, it was one stroke of luck after another that allowed Herman Shine to become one of only a few hundred people to escape the Auschwitz death camp.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Inspired by the United States’ 2016 presidential campaign, IWitness has just published a new activity that draws on current events to enhance students’ skills in leadership, media literacy and using their voices responsibly on social media.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation's educational platform, IWitness continues hosting free webinars for educators throughout 2016. These webinars aim to provide a more in-depth and interactive approach to learning how to teach with testimony.
Friday, June 24, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation's educational platform, IWitness continues hosting free webinars for educators throughout 2016. These webinars aim to provide a more in-depth and interactive approach to learning how to teach with testimony.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of Selma Engel, who, after becoming one of the few people to escape Sobibor death camp in Poland during the Holocaust, immediately began telling the world what she saw. She was 96.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Testimony clip of Norma Dimitry was subtitled into Czech, for a presentation in Czech Republic on teaching about the refugee crisis with testimony.

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