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Friday, December 15, 2017
Reflections on the recent conferences the USC Shoah Foundation hosted or participated in, and the ways in which these scholarly gatherings enrich the field of genocide studies and demonstrate the value of the Visual History Archive.
Monday, January 13, 2020
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive: University of Iowa Libraries 125 West Washington St. Iowa City, IA 52242-1420 Tel.: +1 319-335-5299 Website: https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive: UC Davis Library 100 NW Quad Davis, CA 95616 Tel: +1 530-752-8792 Email: library@ucdavis.edu Website: https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/
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.
Friday, August 19, 2016
About 60 librarians and archivists from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) viewed a webinar about the Visual History Archive on Thursday, August 18, hosted by ProQuest and USC Shoah Foundation.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive: University of Denver Libraries 2150 East Evans Avenue Denver, CO 80208 Tel.: +1 303-871-2905 Website: https://library.du.edu/  
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monika Koszynska, the USC Shoah Foundation’s regional coordinator in Poland, has been appointed as Chief Specialist in Education at the newly inaugurated Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation is saddened to learn of the passing of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, a wartime hero who became a well-known character actor when he moved to the United States. He was 91. Born Curt Lowenstein on Nov. 17, 1925 in Germany, Lowen and his family had planned to emigrate to the United States as World War II was starting, but they were stopped from leaving the Netherlands when the Germans invaded that country. He was briefly deported to the Westerbork concentration camp in 1943, but he was released because of his father’s business connections.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Access copies of 6 testimonies given in the English and Sign languages, as well as testimonies from survivors with deaf-related experiences.  For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel:  +1 213 740 3756 Email:  sfiaccess@usc.edu
Thursday, September 7, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation mourns the death of Georg Citrom, Holocaust survivor and longtime friend of the Institute. Citrom was born in Oradea, Romania, in 1931. His father was a teacher in the local Jewish school and he had one older sister, Suzy. His family practiced modern Orthodox Judaism and he loved visiting his grandparents at their house in the countryside.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
The Jackson-Hinds Library System and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation present the Testimony to Tolerance Initiative, a program designed to equip the community of Jackson, Mississippi, with the tools it needs to nurture responsible and committed citizens dedicated to a society free of prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A rare collection containing hundreds of artifacts and written material brought back from Nazi Germany by an American Jewish soldier has been acquired by the USC Libraries as part of a longstanding collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
About a year after I joined USC Shoah Foundation, I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre’s Holocaust Education Week in Toronto. The theme that year was about memory and they had graciously invited me, the new Director of Education, to discuss memory in the context of the Institute’s education platform IWitness and testimony-based education.
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.
Monday, November 2, 2015
We are sad to learn of the passing of Thomas Blatt, a Holocaust survivor who was one of the few people to survive an escape from the Sobibor death camp in 1943. He was 88.Born April 15, 1927, in Lublin, Poland, Blatt also served as a witness at the 2009 trial of the camp guard John Demjanjuk.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall have embarked on a historic effort to preserve the testimonies of the last survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanjing.
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.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Chief Technology Officer Sam Gustman will give a talk at the annual American Libraries Association conference this Saturday in Chicago.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Professor Andrea Pető of Central European University in Budapest has written an article about how to use USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive in teaching students at the graduate level. The piece appears as a chapter in the seventh volume of Jewish Studies at the Central European University edited by András Kovács and Michael Laurence Miller.
Friday, February 28, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest testimony collection, the Nanjing Massacre, is now fully integrated and viewable in the Visual History Archive.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Special event to be hosted at Annenberg center.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff will be traveling around the world this summer to host academic workshops about the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
As parents and families of USC students descended on campus on Thursday for the first day of Trojan Family Weekend, many were already making sure to stop by Doheny Memorial Library to learn about USC Shoah Foundation and explore the Visual History Archive.
Friday, March 6, 2015
On March 8, 2015 there will be events all over the world celebrating the achievements of women for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme Make it Happen encourages action for advancing women’s rights and also recognizing the incredible and courageous work women do in various industries throughout the world.
Friday, March 19, 2010
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to host its first International Digital Access, Outreach, and Research Conference.
Friday, February 10, 2012
On February 10-11, the USC Shoah Foundation hosted a two-day event devoted to a multi-faceted inquiry of memory and its manifestations in individual and public life.  Sponsored by The Dornsife Commons, the event was led by USC Shoah staff member Dr. Dan Leshem.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation director of technology Anita Pace is spending the week in Rwanda to work with Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (KGMC) staff on the possibility of building KGMC its own Genocide Archive Center. The center would be modeled after USC Shoah Foundation’s own Visual History Archive Center, which digitizes, preserves and stores its 52,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and provides access to the testimonies to institutions around the world.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Four researchers who are part of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative explored the Visual History Archive for the first time and were inspired by what they found.

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