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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.
Friday, August 16, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s director of research and documentation, Karen Jungblu
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Graduates of the Institute’s Master Teacher Program will debut IWitness next week at the 2012 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, demonstrating how the award-winning website, now in beta, weaves together digital literacy development, online citizenship, and tolerance education based on the life stories of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Monday, November 7, 2011
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education will present its Web application IWitness, now in beta, at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. The convention will take place from November 15–18 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony to enhance education initiative in the Czech Republic In the Czech Republic, Holocaust survivors’ eyewitness testimonies will soon be used to teach a different aspect of local history: the imprisonment of Czechoslovak citizens in the Soviet Gulag.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Lajos Cséri (name at birth Lajos Klein) was born on January 22, 1928 in Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary, in a secular Jewish family. Lajos had a brother, Gyula, and a sister, Anna. He attended a Protestant school in Sárrétudvari, where he spent most of his childhood.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Amy Marczewski Carnes, Ph.D. completed her doctorate at UCLA in French and Francophone Studies in 2007.  During graduate studies, she taught French language, literature, film, and culture courses in both the U.S. and in France.  Her dissertation, entitled Remembering Together:  Francophone African Literature’s Re-Imagining of the Rwandan Genocide, analyzes the strategies that literature adopts for memorializing genocide and considers new models of commemoration that may cultivate reconciliation in post-conflict society.
Monday, March 17, 2014
The footsteps of Holocaust survivors come to life in IWalks, USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive testimony-based educational program.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Le 6 juin 1944 date le début de l’une des plus grandes batailles de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la bataille de Normandie. Face aux forces allemandes déjà éprouvées à l’Est et au Sud de l’Europe, les Alliés ouvrent un nouveau front à l’Ouest en débarquant ce jour-là sur les côtes normandes. La bataille de Normandie dure trois mois et constitue une étape fondamentale dans la libération du territoire français et plus globalement de l’Europe occupée. 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Hema Panesar has just joined the USC Shoah Foundation education team as coordinator of educational programs, bringing experience in digital education, museums and history.Panesar received her bachelor’s degree in history from UC Berkeley and master’s in museum studies from New York University. Her master’s thesis was titled “Digitize Me: Museum Educators and Their Digital Oriented Visitors,” and it focused on how museum visitors are becoming more central to the museum experience, particularly digitally and online.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Attendees can learn about IWitness on the expo floor at the Extreme Networks booth through Wednesday.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Finding Your Seat on the Bus, the IWitness activity piloted by students as part of the IWitness Detroit program, is now published on IWitness.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
May 18, 20165 -6:30 p.m.UC Irvine, Merage School Auditorium (SB1, First Floor, Room 1200)Speaker: Stephen Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation
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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Testimony clips about immigration will serve as the inspiration for students entering this year’s competition, open to grades 6-12.
Friday, May 19, 2017
One of USC Shoah Foundation’s fiercest supporters will be honored with a leadership award from Hillel at Drexel University this Monday, May 22.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center shares its New Dimensions in Testimony exhibit, featuring the new testimony of Fritzie Fritzshall.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The mass shooting at Chabad of Poway outside San Diego underscores the urgency to counter antisemitism in all its forms. We are in communication with community leaders to coordinate a response in support of the people of Poway and the Greater San Diego region.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
I expected to feel an intimate and profound connection to Auschwitz after touring the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for the first time late last month.After three consecutive days visiting and working at the museum, I was indeed moved. But the insight I was hoping for came from beyond the well-worn paths of tourists, from a source that hits close to home here at USC Shoah Foundation.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
At its physical core, USC Shoah Foundation is an impressive bank of computers and programs that bring the testimony of genocide survivors to people around the world. It’s a complicated and mysterious process for those who don’t have advanced degrees. But beyond the connections of wires and microchips, there is something far more mysterious and complicated going on: the human connection that takes place between people from different times, different places and different backgrounds when they engage with testimony.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
A public lecture by Christian Delage (Director of the Institut D’Histoire Du Temps Présent, Paris)                    
Monday, June 26, 2017
Two supporters of USC Shoah Foundation, Leonard Blavatnik and Trevor Pears, and Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy were awarded knighthoods in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2017 Birthday Honors List.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Program Specialist – Visitor Experience will report to the Program Manager – Program Development and be part of the Executive Office team. This individual will coordinate communications with all visitors to the USC SF whether they are in person, online or on the phone. They will be responsible for coordinating the visitor experience program, including determining the program and agenda for visits, liaising with department staff, scheduling spaces and hosting visitors. They will support staff across the institute who participate in visits.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Dans cet extrait, Édouard Axelrad relate son retour en France et son passage à l’Hôtel Lutetia. Il raconte comment il apprit la mort de sa mère et de son frère. Il parle de la difficulté à reprendre le cours d’une vie normale.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Dans cet extrait, Édouard Axelrad relate comment ses talents de dessinateurs lui ont permis d’améliorer son ordinaire au camp d’Auschwitz.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation and director and co-producer of the film, says there has never been a more important time for students to see the historical period drama. “Hate is less parenthetical today, and it’s more a headline," he told Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News in an interview about the rerelease.
Monday, June 15, 2015
What makes Gad Beck’s story so remarkable, however, was that not only was he a “Mischling” but he was also a gay teenager living in Nazi Berlin, the epicenter of a military power antagonistic to both Jews and gays.
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.
Friday, February 7, 2014
He just graduated from high school last year, but Manuel Müller has already begun his first full-time job as USC Shoah Foundation’s 2014 Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service intern.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Honoring the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy, the Ukrainian Cinema Club in Berlin presented a screening of Spell Your Name, a documentary film by Sergey Bukovsky, co-produced by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. The screening was followed by a discussion with Cristoph Filinger, a journalist and a freelancer at the American Jewish Committee office in Berlin. Leonid Zozovskii, an Institute-interviewed survivor who lived through the Holocaust under false identity in Zelenchukskaia (Ordzhonikidze, Russia, then USSR), attended the screening.

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