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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Los Angeles, Sept. 7, 2017 – USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, in collaboration with the USC Digital Humanities Program, will host an international conference in October that will focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by the advancement of digital technologies.
Monday, August 14, 2017
​Four years after completing a visiting fellowship at USC Shoah Foundation, Professor Jeffrey Shandler’s extensive research into the Visual History Archive has culminated in a new book.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust to create 65-screen video sculpture presenting USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive of 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnessesSurvivor video wall to further award-winning, nationally-recognized Museum’s role as a leader in exhibit innovation105,000 hours of interviews – representing every survivor and witness video available in the Institute’s archive—to be presented in the course of the year.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Hannah Pollin-Galay discusses how culture and language inform Holocaust testimony
Thursday, October 6, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation is opening its doors to University of Southern California students and families at Trojan Family Weekend October 6 and 7.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Southern California students in the seventh grade and above are welcome to apply to the highly competitive internship program, which provides a dynamic learning opportunity for young people who will engage with testimonies from survivors and witnesses of genocide.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Aria Razfar, a fellow in residence this summer at USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, sees parallels between the status of Yiddish in pre-war Germany and the status of Black English in the U.S. public school system.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Howard Gillman, Dean of USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, announces newly appointed leadership positions of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Board of Councilors.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By the end of World War II, 96 percent of Thessaloniki’s 50,000 Jews had been killed, but the area’s connection to its Jewish past remains strong. Making that connection stronger, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently became the latest access site for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Friday, March 25, 2016
To commemorate Genocide Awareness Month listen to clips of testimony from survivors across six genocides represented in the Visual History Archive. This testimony series follows the narrative of the "Pyramid of Hate," which lists the steps, beginning with Prejudiced Attitudes, Acts of Prejudice, Discrimination and then Violence, which lead to Genocide and Genocide Denial. Explore full-length testimony from the Visual History Archive
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Holocaust is not widely taught in Latin America. With an eye toward spreading awareness, the Memory and Tolerance Museum in Mexico City last month brought in USC Shoah Foundation’s Wolf Gruner, who co-led a seminar for dozens of Latin American faculty members.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research has two exciting opportunities for scholars that are currently accepting applications.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
This lecture features two of our summer 2017 research fellows: Maria Zalewska, PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies and Mellon PhD Fellow in the Digital Humanities, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Noha Ayoub, USC undergraduate student majoring in Law, History and Culture and minoring in Middle East Studies.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Central European University (CEU) to host an international workshop, bringing together participants engaged in Holocaust education.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Stephen Smith and Hayk Demoyan, directors of USC Shoah Foundation and the Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute, respectively, came together today to sign a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for future collaboration between the two organizations.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2014-2015 Center Research Fellow. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding candidate from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the Visual History Archive (VHA) of the USC Shoah Foundation and other USC resources.
Monday, January 29, 2018
"Nothing compares to eyewitness accounts," said teacher Ivy Schamis of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "The students get a better feel for the survivor or liberator when they hear their own words and see their body language. It is very inspiring."
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The University of Toronto now has access to the Visual History Archive. Over 2,800 testimonies are from survivors living in Toronto and other parts of Canada.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Footage of the special event held April 25, 2014, on the campus of the University of Southern California announcing USC Shoah Foundation's launch of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Institute founder and USC Trustee Steven Spielberg was present to make the announcement with USC President C.L Max Nikias. A panel discussion followed with Dean of USC Dornsife College Steve Kay, USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D.
Friday, August 15, 2008
The preservation of one of the largest digital video archives in the world got underway this fall at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, where staff began converting more than 100,000 hours of videotaped Holocaust testimonials to a new digital format.The Foundation, originally established by filmmaker and USC Trustee Steven Spielberg, moved to the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in 2006.  Spielberg was motivated to a great extent by a desire to guarantee the survival of the project he started.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Sanna Stegmaier, a second-year joint PhD student in German Studies and Cultural Studies at King’s College, London and Humboldt University, Berlin, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2018-2019 Center Graduate Research Fellowship competition at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Friday, August 12, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2016 – The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research has established a new endowed academic research fellowship with a gift from four longtime supporters of the Institute.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 100 testimonies given in the English and French language.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A Holocaust studies professor from the Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow has been awarded the 2015-16 Center Fellowship by USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Senior scholars in Holocaust and genocide studies are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 Center Research Fellowship. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2014.
Monday, May 16, 2016
More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Holocaust survivors from the Bay Area of California who have shared their experiences on video, and in numerous in-person appearances, were recognized for their contributions at a ceremony in San Francisco on June 9, 2013.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University is hosting the following event. Please note that the event begins at 4 PM Eastern timeGenocide Survivor Testimonies of the USC Visual History Archive Speaker: Wolf Gruner, Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and Director, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
It’s that time of year again: four talented college students are diving into the math and technology behind the Visual History Archive as part of the annual Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) program at the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM).
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
One of the world’s leading experts on the subject of the Holocaust is coming to USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, where he will further develop his current project about Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and Palestine, the Center announced today.

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