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Thursday, January 28, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation's Chicago Regional Consultant Brandon Barr has been busy introducing IWitness to educators in the Midwest.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The American Society for Yad Vashem will honor Holocaust survivors in Hollywood at its annual gala in Los Angeles June 6, inspired by The Hollywood Reporter’s landmark story “Hollywood’s Last Survivors.”
Friday, March 25, 2016
Dirouhi Haigas was a young Turkish-Armenian girl of 7 when she and her family were abruptly uprooted from their home and deported on foot to the southern desert. A native of Konya, Turkey, she had lived an idyllic life up to that time with her parents, grandparents, aunt, and uncles. Her father was in the family business as a leather merchant, and her uncles were amateur musicians who loved nothing more than to get together with friends and relatives to enjoy folk music and dancing.  This life came to an abrupt end with the outbreak of World War I.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews premiered an original short film about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising featuring testimony from the Visual History Archive.
Friday, January 8, 2016
The first IWitness Twitter chat for educators of 2016 will be hosted by Facing History and Ourselves, on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST.
Monday, January 11, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is part of a group of partners invited to attend the 2016 graduation ceremony at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village and review the work of their respective organizations in Rwanda.
Monday, November 21, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Czech regional consultant Martin Šmok will give a presentation about IWitness at the Terezín Memorial’s annual international seminar for educations Nov. 21-27, 2016.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The group aims to discover new insights about movement, spaces and time in Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, founded by USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith and James Smith, will commemorate its 20th anniversary June 26 with a service at Westminster Abbey in London.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A group of educators and community members in Portland, Ore., learned about IWitness and met with Carl and Teresa Wilkens at a special seminar this fall.
Monday, April 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation published 185 Armenian Genocide testimonies in the Visual History Archive on Friday, nearly tripling the size of the Institute’s Armenian Genocide collection.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
On Wednesday, October 5, USC Shoah Foundation will share best practices of using the Visual History Archive, host live conversations with our archivists and indexers; and give a demonstration of the new ProQuest search function.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Diana Hekimian, an active member of the Armenian community in Los Angeles, found an original copy of one of the earliest reports of the 1915 genocide in Armenia: "The Diyarbekir Massacres and Kurdish Atrocities," by Thomas Mugerditchian.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s education regional consultant for the United States, Rob Hadley, is teaching 30 educators about IWitness during the Powell Holocaust Summer Institute at the Henry and Sarah Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle this week, August 8-12.
Monday, July 25, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation education staff are once again on the road this week to introduce educators in Texas and Massachusetts to IWitness.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
IWitness celebrated a milestone in March: the most registrations ever in a single month. The milestone comes at a busy time for IWitness.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The four scholars who two years ago found their research transformed by the Visual History Archive will return to USC Shoah Foundation for a public presentation and a week of conducting new research.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Students and scholars across Florida will soon be able to access The Florida Holocaust Museum’s digital collections of art, historical objects and first-person testimony.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Ukrainian students once again demonstrated their artistic skill and sensitivity to testimony for this year’s “Sources of Tolerance” summer camp in Ukraine.
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.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Educators can finish the school year with a three-part online professional development course from Echoes and Reflections on teaching the Holocaust using testimony from the Visual History Archive and other primary and secondary sources.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Ukrainian high school students were trained to lead the new IWalk on Babi Yar.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Lesly Culp, USC Shoah Foundation Senior Education Specialist and Trainer, delivered an introductory IWitness workshop for the participants during the week-long program.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partnered with After School Matters in Chicago for the first time to pilot a brand new IWitness activity “Skittles, Deplorables and ‘All Lives Matter’: Leadership and Media Literacy.”
Monday, September 26, 2016
Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine, USC Shoah Foundation has published a new IWitness activity about Babi Yar and has begun leading a brand-new IWalk at the historic site in Kiev.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Echoes and Reflections, a Holocaust education partnership program of USC Shoah Foundation, Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem, published a new lesson dedicated to teaching students about antisemitism as it exists in the world today.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partner Echoes and Reflections is launching a three-week online professional development webinar series for educators on Tuesday, April 4, 2016.
Friday, May 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s Armenian Genocide Collection is in the process of being transcribed, translated and subtitled in English, so that more viewers can watch the testimonies given in the survivors’ native languages.

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