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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Academic panel: USC Doheny Memorial Library 240, 4—5 p.m.Grand Opening and Reception: USC Doheny Memorial Library main lobby, 5 —6 p.m.
Friday, June 20, 2014
High school students from Sopron, Hungary, have created a traveling exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deportations of Jews from Hungary during World War II, drawing from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive for their research.
Friday, January 31, 2014
História mesta siaha najmenej do 12. storočia. Po prvom delení Poľska v roku 1772 bolo mesto pripojené k habsburskému Rakúsku, k poľskej správe sa vrátilo až po skončení prvej svetovej vojny. Medzitým sa Osvienčim stal priemyselným centrom a dôležitou železničnou križovatkou. V roku 1921 malo mesto 4 950 židovských obyvateľov. V predvečer druhej svetovej vojny žilo v Osvienčime 8 000 židov, viac ako polovica populácie mesta. V októbri 1939 bolo mesto pripojené k Veľkonemeckej ríši.
Friday, January 24, 2014
The word journey comes to the English language from the Old French jornee, meaning a day, or, by extension, a day’s labor or travel.  This word, which we normally associate with something pleasant, takes on a different meaning when placed in conversation with the word Holocaust. This was the challenge placed in front of me by colleagues at UNESCO, when they requested that the USC Shoah Foundation prepare an exhibition for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
Monday, April 23, 2018
In my role as part of USC Shoah Foundation’s Education Department, I have the honor of working with our team members both in the United States and around the world to create localized educational content using genocide survivor testimony. As a former classroom teacher and a lifelong believer in the importance of experiential learning, I was fortunate to take part in three IWalks in Budapest, Hungary, Prague, Czechia, and Warsaw, Poland while on a recent vacation.
Monday, January 27, 2014
This exhibit highlights aspects of the life stories of 14 Holocaust survivors who discuss experiences which took them thousands of miles and redefined what safety and home meant for the rest of their lives. Their movement shed light on the geographical impact of the Holocaust, and its legacy. The voices of other witnesses are also evoked here – an American soldier who liberated Buchenwald and an American war crimes trial investigator. Their voices underscore the enduring legacy of the Holocaust not only in Europe, but around the world.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Kurt Wehle, one of the post-WWII leaders of Czech Jewry, describes the postwar climate in Prague up to the Communist putsch of 1948, when he had to escape from Czechoslovakia. This testimony clip is featured in the new exhibit, “Shattered Hopes: Postwar Czechoslovakia as a Crossroads of Jewish Life,” at the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Specific places in genocide histories occupy different psychological spaces for survivors, witnesses, and visitors. When a place is preserved, or restored for the purpose of memorialization it is inherently transformed. This panel explores various aspects of this transformation: preparation, planning, execution, and consequences. The themes of memory, identity, and narrative are investigated in the creation of exhibitions and museum spaces that are also touristic landmarks.Chair: Marianne Hirsch, Ph.D.Edyta Gawron, Ph.D.András Lénart, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Amy Marczewski Carnes, PhD, completed her doctorate in French at UCLA in 2007 and worked at Human Rights Watch in Los Angeles before starting at USC Shoah Foundation in 2008.  Since then, she has overseen educational projects throughout Europe, curated two exhibitions of testimony, and taught a course at USC titled Rebuilding Rwanda:  Memory, Testimony, and Living Together after Genocide.  In her current role, she oversees evaluation of all Institute programs.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation will open their joint exhibition “Facing Survival: David Kassan” at USC Fisher Museum.
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.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
On September 10, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute conducted a seminar at the Ukrainian House national center in Kyiv to train teachers on the use of Pain of Memory, a new multimedia kit designed for educators in Ukraine.  Pain of Memory is a comprehensive kit designed to enhance the educational experience of the exhibition “Shoah by Bullets:  Mass Shootings of Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944.”  Presented by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in partnership with Mémorial de la Shoah, Yahad-In Unum, and the Ukrainian Embassies of Israel, France, Germany, and the United States, the
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.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Not everyone in Poland has made it to Warsaw to visit POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. But this summer, the museum came to them.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation will once again invite USC students and their families to learn more about the Institute and watch testimonies in the Visual History Archive on October 12 and 13 at Trojan Family Weekend.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Stella obserwowała walkę swojego ojca, będącego żydowskim policjantem, o utrzymanie przy życiu swojej rodziny. Do jego obowiązków jako policjanta należało, m.in. zabieranie z ulic zwłok zmarłych Żydów. I kiedy umarł dziadek Stelii, a ojciec jej ojca, to był on prawdziwie szczęśliwy, że nie musi zbierać jego zwłok z ulicy i, że ojciec umarł naturalną śmiercią. Stella usłyszała takie zdanie z ust ojca i byłą tym strasznie zszokowana.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Secondary school students across France are hard at work on their entries for the 2013-2014 National Contest on Resistance and Deportation – and many of them are drawing inspiration from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive
Friday, August 14, 2015
With the 2015 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Detroit just a month away, local students experienced IWitness in their own backyard, at the Henry Ford Museum.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Six Holocaust survivors: Fred Katz, Esther Gever, Jacob Wiener, Eva Abraham-Podietz, Robert Behr, and Herbert Karliner, recount their personal experiences during the Kristallnacht Pogrom and the events that followed.This video compilation was created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with footage from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive. (Running time: 21.35)
Friday, May 29, 2009
Museum celebrates grand opening.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Pour la quatrième année, l'USC Shoah Foundation propose aux élèves et aux enseignants participant au Concours national de la Résistance et de la Déportation, une sélection de témoignages. Pour l'année 2015-2016, le thème choisi est "Résister par l'art et la littérature".
Monday, March 21, 2016
At the spring gathering of the Union of Civics Educators in Prague on March 19, teachers learned about IWitness as a tool for teaching about refugees.
Monday, August 7, 2017
As a documentary filmmaker, historian and curator, Christian Delage has long consulted with and used video testimonies of Holocaust survivors in his work.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The first Jewish culture festival in Milan, Italy, will feature testimony clips about Shabbat from Italian Holocaust survivors and a Polish survivor in an online exhibit.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
For the third year, USC Shoah Foundation is providing testimony clips that French high school students can use in the essays and audiovisual works they submit to the National Contest on Resistance and Deportation (CNRD).
Friday, April 3, 2015
2016: Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada features New Dimensions in Testimony exhibition
Friday, February 5, 2016
Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s senior international program consultant and regional consultant in Czech Republic, gave his first presentation at the U.S. Embassy in Prague on February 4.
Monday, May 4, 2015
(Pickhan, left, and Bothe)USC Shoah Foundation has chosen its 2015 Teaching Fellows: Gertrud Pickhan and Alina Bothe, who will develop a seminar course as well as a public exhibition on the deportation of Polish Jews from Berlin at Freie Universität.Teaching Fellows receive a $2,000 stipend and $500 for course materials, and work with USC Shoah Foundation staff to develop their course. Their syllabi are published on the USC Shoah Foundation website, and fellows are expected to give a public presentation of their course at the end of the fellowship period.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Yaakov Handeli was born in a middle-class Jewish family on July 23, 1927 in Salonika, Greece. He was the youngest of six children; he had two brothers andthree sisters. His father, Shlomoh, co-owned a building material business. Ladino speaker at home, Yaakov attended a private, Ladino-language primary school and aGymnasium, where he studied in Greek.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
For help researching the deportation of Jews in France during the Holocaust, French scholars turned to the USC Shoah Foundation and its French liaison Emmanuel Debono.

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