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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The integration of the new collection means the Archive now represents nine genocidal events. USC Shoah Foundation last month added 11 Rohingya video interviews -- as well as 77 testimonies from other collections -- to its ever-expanding Archive.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The New York Times recently published a piece about the rerelease of a book that spotlighted the efforts of non-Jewish Europeans who risked their lives to protect Jews during the Holocaust. The rerelease coincides with the 30th anniversary of the book, “Rescuers.” At least three of the featured rescuers gave testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation. Here are their stories.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Institute staff is attending this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to demonstrate Dimensions in Testimony, the Institute’s interactive biographies that enable people to have conversations with pre-recorded video images of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Steven Spielberg’s Seven-Time Academy Award®-Winning Masterpiece Arrives in Theaters for a Limited Theatrical Engagement. USC Shoah Foundation is Coordinating Free Screenings for High School Educators and Students in Select North American Theaters on Dec. 4 and 5.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Among the photos Walter Rosenblum took on the morning of D-Day was an iconic shot of an exhausted young lieutenant on a rocky beach, gazing past the camera while he and several others perform first aid on a group of men they’d tried to rescue from a wrecked boat.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The on-location testimony of Ed Mosberg recounting the horrors he experienced at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria will be the second of its kind by USC Shoah Foundation. The Institute's first 360-degree testimony -- the critically acclaimed VR film "The Last Goodbye" -- takes viewers on a harrowing tour of the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Charlotte Adelman, who gave testimony to USC Shoah Foundation in 1996, and the son of the French couple who rescued her found each other on Facebook.
Monday, January 29, 2018
The top stories of 2017 including media coverage of the Institute's work throughout the year.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Andrew Burian survived both the Birkenau and Mauthausen concentration camps as well as the infamous death march evacuations of each camp. Today, he uses the lessons of his childhood as a catalyst to fuel his lasting dedication to Holocaust education and remembrance.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Belle Mayer of New York was a prosecutor on the team that tried I.G. Farben, one of Nazi Germany’s largest government contractors, which had a large stake in creating the Zyklon-B poison used in death-camp gas chambers.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Over the course of three days, the Institute exhibited its recently recorded testimonies of Rohingya refugees; hosted an event in which a renowned artist painted a portrait of a Holocaust survivor before a live audience; and screened "The Girl and The Picture," the Institute’s award-winning documentary about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
Monday, December 10, 2018
The survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights found that antisemitism pervades everyday life across Europe.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Rare primary-source photographs that focus on the life and culture of the Armenian people before the Armenian Genocide and the resiliency among the ensuing diaspora have been integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s award-winning IWitness educational website. The addition comes thanks to a new partnership with Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, whose mission is to collect, document, preserve, and present the historic and modern photographic record of Armenians and Armenian heritage.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The screening Thursday will include a question-and-answer period with producer Andi Gitow of USC Shoah Foundation
Friday, January 5, 2018
When Elizabeth Holtzman of New York became the youngest woman in American history elected to Congress at age 31, she hadn’t spent much time thinking about Nazi war criminals. But when a whistleblower in 1973 brought to her attention the fact that such perpetrators were living in the United States with full knowledge of the federal government, she decided to use the power of her office to do something about it.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Vienna native reflects on his 10-month tenure at the Institute, and the importance of the national reconciliation program that enables a select group of young Austrians to serve at organizations focused on Holocaust remembrance.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Universität Bielefeld Universitätsstraße 25 33615 Bielefeld Germany Website: https://www.ub.uni-bielefeld.de For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6026 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ONT M3J 1P3 Canada Tel.: +1 416-736-2100 Website: https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/ For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6026 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive American University, Washington, DC 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016 Tel.: +1 202-885-3232 Website: https://www.american.edu/library/ For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6046 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
Monday, June 4, 2018
The two-week seminar at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. is meant to help university faculty make meaningful comparisons and to expand student awareness of Holocaust history.
Monday, August 20, 2018
A daughter discovers her father’s secret past and shares his story with the world.
Monday, April 16, 2018
On April 17, 1975, the city of Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, triggering a four-year genocide. In commemoration, USC Shoah Foundation is spotlighting its Cambodia-based learning activities for high school students.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The young Nazi approached 13-year-old Szulem Czygielmamn as he walked on the sidewalk of Lubartowska Street in Lublin, Poland, and shoved him off the sidewalk. Szulem was lucky; Jews had died for less.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Daniela Gleizer is an associate researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) focusing on the relationship between the Mexican state and foreigners, particularly on immigration and naturalization policies. Gleizer earned her Ph.D. in History from El Colegio de México, in Mexico City and has received various awards for her work, among them the national prize for the best undergraduate thesis in history, the Rabbi Jacobo Goldberg prize for best Ph.D.
Friday, August 24, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation partners with CNN to share voices of Rohingya refugees.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Check out our year in review of the Institute's work in 2018, including stories about our new collection of testimonies from survivors of anti-Rohingya violence and the work we have done with the United Nations.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Lecture by Trinity College history professor Samuel Kassow lays out the unique circumstances leading to the legendary battle. The 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising will be on April 19.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries Broad Street Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom Tel: +44 1865 277162 Email: reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk Website: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ Note: If you are not affiliated with Oxford, please check the library policies on visitor access.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Included within the course’s syllabus is the testimony of Holocaust survivor Eva Slonim, who was depicted in an iconic photo of a group of children standing behind the barbed wire at Auschwitz. Slonim composed a poem along with a group of other children while imprisoned in Auschwitz.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Genocide Awareness Month shines a light on the Central African Republic and the testimony of Alain Lazaret, a witness to the conflict pitting Muslims against Christians.

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