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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Mémorial de la Shoah 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier 75004 Paris France Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 77 44 72 Email: bibliotheque@memorialdelashoah.org Website: http://www.memorialdelashoah.org For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6046 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Guatemalan Genocide survivor Yolanda de la Luz Aguilar on using her voice to tell the stories of thousands of survivors who cannot speak for themselves.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Bill Morgan, now 93 years old, is a survivor of the Stanislawow Ghetto. After obtaining a birth certificate from a Polish Christian, he escaped the ghetto and found work as a farmhand in Ukraine. Museum audiences will be able to ask questions of Morgan about his life experiences and hear his pre-recorded responses in real time.
Friday, January 18, 2019
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Dimensions in Testimony highlights “Speaking Memories,” an exhibit by the organization Jewish Culture in Sweden featuring the voices and stories of Holocaust survivors. The Swedish History Museum also launched access to the 55,000 testimonies in the Institute’s Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Lorena Cardona González is a sociologist and lecturer at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina in the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Sciences. She received her PhD in History and MA in History and Memory from the National University of La Plata (UNLP).
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Northern California local affiliates of CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC all aired segments about the exhibit featuring Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, displayed by USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith in a room of the state Capitol building.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
In the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, a massive armada of Allied ships set sail across the English Channel toward Normandy, France, in what would become the largest amphibious attack in world history. Many liberators shared their D-Day stories with USC Shoah Foundation.
Friday, May 31, 2019
This month, the 2017-2019 Interdisciplinary Research Week team came together again for their second weeklong residency at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
On January 25, 2019, the fifth- and sixth-graders of a school in Cottbus, Germany honored all those affected during the Holocaust by unveiling a Butterfly Project memorial to the 1.5 million children murdered during this dark moment in history. This first-ever initiative in Germany introduced a new, younger audience to real stories of local children.
Friday, June 21, 2019
The new exhibit features Houston-area Holocaust survivor William J. “Bill” Morgan, a 93-year-old survivor of the Stanislawow Ghetto in western Ukraine. Morgan ended up in Houston after his car broke down while driving cross country. There, he started a family, built a career and helped found the museum.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Ernest James, who enlisted in the California National Guard, recalls a scary moment when he arrived on the beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Ludwigstr. 16  80539 Munich Germany Tel: +49 89 28638-2322 Online contact form: https://www.bsb-muenchen.de/?id=40 Website: https://www.bsb-muenchen.de/ For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: Tel:  (213) 740-6046 Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
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.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Isaac Bitton, who volunteered at his aunt's soup kitchen for refugees in Portugal during World War II, describes an interaction he had with Portuguese consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who is widely known today as the "Portuguese Schindler."
Friday, August 9, 2019
For three decades, nobody bothered to ask the survivors what they'd experienced. Then the forensic organization, La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala, began collecting their video testimonies. USC Shoah Foundation will continue to index and archive them.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, January 25, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation joined a Friday ceremony at a classroom in Cottbus, Germany that contributed 100 butterflies to the Butterfly Project, an international effort by schoolchildren to paint 1.5 million ceramic butterflies – one for every child murdered in the Holocaust.
Monday, April 29, 2019
In “Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses,” Holocaust liberators and liberation witnesses vividly share their World War II experiences in their own words. The film draws parallels between the past and the present.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, Yahad – In Unum, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and the AGBU Nubar Library are organizing an international interdisciplinary conference on the scholarly uses of video testimonies for understanding genocide and mass vio
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Widely known as the “Portuguese Schindler,” Aristides de Sousa Mendes was severely punished by his own government after flouting its neutrality policy with a frantic bid to issue as many visas as possible to desperate refugees fleeing Nazi invasion. In interviews with USC Shoah Foundation, the sons of Sousa Mendes and Jewish survivors rescued by him shared personal stories of his heroism.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
From social media campaigns to attending events in Rwanda, USC Shoah Foundation is marking this year’s Genocide Awareness Month with several important initiatives.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation’s William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program kicked off with discussions about the importance of being an upstander in their communities. It continued with a trip to the Japanese American National Museum, where they learned about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. And it concluded with student presentations.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The news about a group of teenagers throwing a Nazi salute at a party in Orange County is a startling reminder that knowledge of the Holocaust is fading. Here are four free online classroom-ready activities on IWitness that address the topics of antisemitism, bystanders and hatred.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Public lecture by Doerte Bischoff (University of Hamburg) Co-sponsored by USC Libraries, the USC Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa PhiVilla Aurora and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
My life and my work at USC Shoah Foundation are strongly connected to the joys and the sorrows of the Armenian community. Thus, I was both shocked and heartened by recent separate events that demonstrated how far we’ve come in advancing human dignity and how far we still have to go.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Last week a group of us from USC Shoah Foundation were in Guatemala with our testimony partner, the Foundation for Forensic Anthropology in Guatemala (FAFG). We attended the funeral of a Mayan man whose remains were recently exhumed by FAFG – 36 years after he disappeared during the genocide there.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
On the day of the IWalk launch, 35 teachers in Philadelphia were trained on how to use the new app, which guides users through a plaza that memorializes the Holocaust.

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