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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
As fall meets winter, we find ourselves in the seasonal in-between – summer is gone and winter is not yet biting. Yet it is in the in-between that we find moments for appreciation with friends and family. We create these moments in the cycle of the seasons. I think about what it means to live in the in-between – in a place of ambiguity and uncertainty where we must negotiate both the successes and the struggles of daily life. Progress propels us forward, but sometimes it is a roller coaster rather than the smooth gradient we may wish for.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Parks’ story is insightful, inspiring and a powerful education tool for discussing racism, intolerance and the Civil Rights Movement. IWitness includes Parks’ story and many other voices and resources that you could use in your classroom. Discover five resources from IWitness for discussing Black History Month and Civil Rights with your students.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Over the course of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s three-day conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” over a dozen scholars from all over the world gave presentations about their research on various aspects of the Guatemalan Genocide. Here is a sample of just a few of those presentations.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A lecture by Benjamin Madley (University of California, Los Angeles) USC, Social Sciences Building, Room 250 
Friday, May 6, 2016
The 2016-2017 Center Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will be Alexander Korb, Ph.D., director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Leicester and scholar of the Holocaust in southeastern Europe.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
“Oskar Schindler saved my life but Steven Spielberg gave me a voice,” Holocaust survivor Celina Biniaz.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Institute took the audience and jury prizes in the Alternative Realities Interactive categories for its New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT) project.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A lecture by Paula Cuellar Cuellar (University of Minnesota) 2016-2017 Center Graduate Research Fellow USC, Doheny Memorial Library, Herklotz Room (Music Library)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Madley gave a lecture on a genocide that hits closer to home, at least in a geographic sense, than any other: the genocide of American Indians in California in the mid-19th century.
Monday, December 12, 2016
On Thursday, Oct. 27th, I witnessed history in the making. Nanjing Massacre survivor Xia Shuqin flew from Nanjing, China to Los Angeles to record a 3-D audiovisual testimony in Mandarin for USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony. For those of you who watched USC Shoah Foundation’s Instagram story that day, I was the intern behind the camera.
Monday, April 4, 2016
To watch the entire connection video register for IWitness. Connection videos are available in the user dashboard.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Among world premieres unspooling this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival is a harrowing new documentary Finding Oscar, which is produced by Frank Marshall and executive produced by
Friday, November 4, 2016
In light of the heated rhetoric that has come to characterize this historically polarized presidential campaign, USC Shoah Foundation has released a new activity on IWitness – its free online education platform for secondary students – called “Skittles, Deplorables and ‘All Lives Matter’: Leadership and Media Literacy.”
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy struck my home: New York City, on a cloudy Thursday evening. Sandy had a massive impact on the city that never sleeps. The entire circulatory system, the subways, of the city were shut down, which made connecting with family and friends impossible.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Exploring Holocaust Remembrance throughout the International Community Moderated Discussion and Q&A with special guest Kathrin Meyer, PhD, Executive Secretary International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Friday, June 17, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm Leavey Library Auditorium (lower level)
Monday, November 28, 2016
As educators, we are asked to help our students effectively process the outcome of our elections and the implications it may have in their communities. In doing so, we need to find ways to provide them a safe and supportive place to understand their changing roles.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  USC Shoah Foundation's free educational website IWitness will host a Social Studies Twitter Chat #SSChat on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at 4pm PT/7pm ET. Join @USCIWitness for a discussion on Teaching with Testimony: Enhancing Empathy and Critical Thinking Skills.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The archive was taken in 56 countries, 21 of which were in Central and South American. Ana is just one of the 1,352 who chose Spanish as their language of choice, while another 560 chose to speak Portuguese.
Friday, January 29, 2016
In early January, four members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative visited the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research for a week of intensive discussion, research, experimentation, and collaboration.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Dan Stone, PhD, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, providing a glimpse into the work he has been doing on compressing the global history of concentration camps into 35,000 words to be published as part of the Very Short Introductions series by Oxford University Press.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
After an intensive six-days of learning how to teach with testimony, 19 educators from throughout Hungary completed the first part of the 2016 Master Teacher program in Budapest.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Paula Cuellar Cuellar, the 2016-2017 Center Graduate Research Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, gave a public lecture focusing on her dissertation research about whether scorched earth operations in El Salvador and Guatemala constitute genocidal practices.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
We at USC Shoah Foundation are saddened to learn about the passing of Marion Pritchard, a Dutch woman of great courage who rescued many Jews during the Holocaust. She was 96.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Chair/Moderadora: Beatriz Cortez, Central American Studies, CSU Northridge
Friday, November 4, 2016
On the heels of filming its first-ever Mandarin-language testimony last week, New Dimensions in Testimony added another language to its repertoire of genocide survivor interviews: Holocaust survivor Nimrod “Zigi” Ariav’s Hebrew-language testimony, filmed this week at USC Institute for Creative Technologies.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2017-2018 Center Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Rwandan Tutsi Genocide survivor Francoise Muteteli describes how one woman saved her life during the genocide by helping her hide. This clip is part of the IWitness activity The Bystander Effect.

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