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Friday, February 21, 2014
Martin Šmok was making a documentary film in the summer of 1994 about the Jewish underground movement in Slovakia during World War II when he realized that the key witnesses he needed to interview all lived far away from his home in the Czech Republic. While looking for help, he came across the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, then just beginning its quest to interview 50,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses around the world. Šmok was hired as an interviewer.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The New Dimensions in Testimony installation that has been on display at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. this summer will close after Labor Day Weekend.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive New Dimensions in Testimony proved once again to be a popular and educational way to learn about the Holocaust when it was presented at the Future of StoryTelling Festival (FoST FEST) in New York earlier this month.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This weekend the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which maintains an archive of nearly 52,000 testimonies given by survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, will organize 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.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Poland faces a horrible wave of extremism after the election of a new right-wing government. As an educator and Polish citizen, I am not only scared by this type of radical hatred, but it also reminds me of the past because the same organization that marches on the streets of Polish cities today, organized boycotts of Jewish institutions and forbade Jewish students from studying at Polish universities before WWII.
Friday, June 17, 2016
June 20 is recognized by the United Nations as International Refugee Day to raise awareness of the plight of the refugees around the world.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The piece highlights how the interactive biographies will enable future generations to ask questions of and receive immediate answers from pre-recorded images of Holocaust survivors, long after the last of the living witnesses are gone.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Initial evaluations from the pilot exhibition of USC Shoah Foundation's New Dimensions in Testimony – a groundbreaking project that enables audiences to have a "virtual conversation" with projected images of Holocaust survivors – is proving the new technology is a valuable tool to ensure future generations will be able to have personal interactive experiences with Holocaust survivors long into the future.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Dans cet extrait, Frida décrit ses activités de résistance dans son lycée en 1940. Elle explique comment elle dissimulait des tracts dans les poches des manteaux des élèves accrochés dans les couloirs.  Le 11 novembre 1940, à l’occasion de la manifestation des étudiants à Paris, elle mit en place des banderoles gaullistes qui entraînèrent l’intervention de la police. L’administration de son école protégea toutefois les élèves juifs en les renvoyant chez eux avant que les forces de l’ordre n’arrivent.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Dans cet extrait Paulette Babiz décrit la fonction de secrétaire de la mission interalliée qu’elle exerce après la libération de Lyon.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Dans cet extrait, Raymond Clubourg raconte le jour où la nouvelle du débarquement anglo-américain en Normandie éclate au camp de Saint-Paul d’Eyjeaux. Il évoque aussi le coup de main de la Résistance sur le camp, qui permet l’évasion de prisonniers.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Dans cet extrait, Frida Wattenberg raconte comment elle fut envoyée à Clermont-Ferrand par la Résistance. Là, elle dut récupérer le fichier des Juifs au Bureau des questions juives de la ville.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Vera Gissing (née Diamant) est née le 4 juillet 1928, à Prague, Tchécoslovaquie (actuelle République tchèque). Son père, Karel, possède un magasin de vins et de spiritueux à Celakovice, près de Prague. Sa mère, Irma, remplit les tâches administratives. Vera fréquente un lycée local et se sent fière d’être une citoyenne tchèque. Elle a une soeur, Eva, de quatre ans son aînée.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Moshe Shamir (né sous le nom de Schmucker) voit le jour dans une famille juive orthodoxe le 17 avril 1922 à Cernauti, Roumanie (aujourd’hui Chernivtsi, Ukraine). Son père, Avraham, est enseignant dans une école hébraïque. Il meurt quand Moshe n’a que cinq ans. La mère de Moshe, Rifka, l’élève avec son frère aîné, Menachem. Moshe fréquente une école yiddish, est membre du mouvement de jeunesse sioniste Gordonia et chante dans une chorale juive au temple. Il travaille en tant qu’apprenti dans une mercerie à l’âge de douze ans.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Dans cet extrait, Annette Cabelli raconte comment, libérée par les troupes russes, elle a réussi à rejoindre la zone d’occupation américaine.Annette Cabelli est née le 25 avril 1925 à Salonique (Grèce). Son père décède alors qu’elle n’a que quatre ans. Annette a deux frères. Sa mère travaille dans la confection de pantalons pour homme. Alors que ses deux frères fréquentent l’Alliance française, elle suit sa scolarité à l’école hébraïque jusqu’à l’âge de 16 ans. Elle intègre ensuite le lycée grec.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Dans cet extrait, Georges Weinberger raconte comment, après son retour à Paris, il a malencontreusement  voulu rassurer une famille sur le retour prochain d’un de ses membres.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s project to record testimonies of Jews who experienced persecution while living in the Middle East and Africa during the Holocaust will be a topic of discussion at the "Jews of the Middle East in the Shadow of the Holocaust" conference Jerusalem on April 5, 2016.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
A public lecture by Julien Zarifian (American History, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France) 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research This lecture is co-sponsored by the California Hub of the Institut des Amériques and by the USC Dornsife Institute of Armenian Studies.
Friday, April 3, 2015
2016: “Finding Oscar,” a film produced by Steven Spielberg about the Guatemalan Genocide, screened at several film festivals, including the Ojai Film Festival, DOC NYC, Telluride and the Boston Film Festival 2016: The Florida Holocaust Museum and USC Shoah Foundation partnered on initiatives to enhance testimony preservation, access, and education. Exhibits
Monday, January 29, 2018
The top stories of 2017 including media coverage of the Institute's work throughout the year.
Monday, October 7, 2013
The Jewish Museum in Prague recently debuted a new exhibit dedicated to the Nazi-produced films about the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp. The Visual History Archive is also a unique resource for Terezin remembrance.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Reception hosted at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, at the United Nations.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Consulate General of Poland and USC Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery Welcome Dr. Jacek Leociak.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Three weeks ago, USC Shoah Foundation gathered in Poland to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. And just last week, staff from the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews returned the favor.
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.
Friday, April 15, 2016
​USC Shoah Foundation’s consultant in Ukraine Anna Lenchovska shared the resources of USC Shoah Foundation at a roundtable discussion for educators at the Ukraine National Museum’s Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor in Kyiv on April 7.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Glance at one of David Kassan’s artworks depicting Holocaust survivors Samuel Goldofsky or Elsa Ross and you might assume it’s a photograph. But look closer and the piece comes to life as an intricately detailed and stunningly realistic oil painting.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
After hundreds of motorcyclists ride through Rhode Island on June 9, they will sit down to a Shabbat dinner and learn about USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
One year after the Future of Storytelling Festival exhibited USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony, Gustman has been invited back to give a talk at the 2017 Future of Storytelling Summit on October 4-5.
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.

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