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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A special delegation of staff and supporters of the USC Shoah Foundation arrived in Rwanda yesterday to begin a weeklong mission to learn about the Institute’s work in Rwanda, reinforce their commitment, and share the experience with others.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest is now the second Visual History Archive access site in Hungary and the 45th in the world.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The University of Haifa has become the first university in Israel with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, a searchable repository of nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
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.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (CHHANGE) is hosting its annual conference for Holocaust educators Friday, featuring USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith as keynote speaker.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Click here to watch a livestream of Ms. Bangura's talk from 6-7:30 p.m. PST, moderated by USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith and United Nations News and Media Executive Producer Andi Gitow.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
President Paul Kagame visited USC Shoah Foundation on Wednesday to learn more about the Institute’s work linking testimony, technology and education.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Executive director Stephen Smith highlights just a few of USC Shoah Foundation's 2013 achievements.
Monday, January 11, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is part of a group of partners invited to attend the 2016 graduation ceremony at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village and review the work of their respective organizations in Rwanda.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Across the United States and in Europe, USC Shoah Foundation is helping to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 4 and 5.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
During its Week of Holocaust Remembrance, Stephen Smith and Pinchas Gutter helped the College of Saint Elizabeth not only honor the past, but also consider the future of Holocaust remembrance and education.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will be the keynote speaker at Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 23, in San Francisco.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is an executive producer of the film, and most of the survivors featured in the film also gave their testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Friday, October 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation will return to China, where it has collected some of its newest testimonies, to participate in University of Southern California’s Global Conference 2015.
Friday, August 28, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation hosted a special event titled The Digital Future of Holocaust Memory and Education in Aspen, Colorado, yesterday, to introduce new supporters to the work of the Institute.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith was invited to speak at the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM)’s annual conference and the Ararat Home of Los Angeles’s Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith delivered the keynote address at The Aladdin Project’s International Seminar on Holocaust Education today in Istanbul, Turkey.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County held a dedication ceremony for its new Holocaust & Heritage Resource Center last week, where its students will use IWitness to learn about the Holocaust.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
​Ambassador Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, will visit USC Shoah Foundation and participate in a public discussion/Q&A on Monday, February 8 at 11 a.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's executive director and director of community relations will speak at this year's conference for child survivors of the Holocaust.
Monday, April 8, 2013
On Yom Hashoah, April 7, 2013, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education remembered the victims of the Holocaust at a unique observance at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley, California.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Bokova discussed the importance of human rights education in combating radical extremism around the world in a talk on February 8 in Leavey Library.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
On June 6, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award. Iger was honored at the Institute’s annual gala, where he was recognized for his support of the Institute’s work, his longtime philanthropy, and his leadership role in corporate citizenship. The gala presenting sponsor was jcpenny. Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J. Blige gave a special musical performance.
Friday, July 8, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will speak and demonstrate New Dimensions in Testimony at the Aspen Jewish Community Center in Colorado.
Friday, April 25, 2014
The University of Southern California has established the Center for Advanced Genocide Research to study how and why such instances of mass violence occur, and how to intervene in the cycle that can lead to them.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
At UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on Jan. 27, USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith will host a panel discussion following a screening of “Who Will Write Our History,” a documentary by Director Roberta Grossman and Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg that chronicles a covert effort by a group of resistance fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto who amassed an archive of documents that would later shed light on the Nazi atrocities that occurred there.
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.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is partnering with the American Sephardi Federation and other organizations to undertake the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish Testimony Collection, a new initiative to document the Sephardi and Mizrahi experience during World War II and the Holocaust.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Agahozo Shalom Youth Village held its annual Stand Up & Be Counted event May 4 in New York City, and awarded Stephen D. Smith and James M. Smith its Anne Heyman Spirit Award for their service and generosity.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The State Legislature passed a joint resolution that commemorates the Institute’s 25th anniversary and for its work countering antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate and intolerance.

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