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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The designers at Olson, an advertising and digital agency in Minneapolis, typically spend their days creating ad campaigns for clients including McDonalds, Target and General Mills. But for the last six months, a team from Olson has undertaken a project of an entirely different sort.
Friday, October 4, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 4: The Ghettos.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 6: Jewish Resistance.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw is now offering educational programming for students that uses the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 9: Perpetrators, Collaborators and Bystanders
Friday, October 11, 2013
We continue the 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 5: The "Final Solution."
Friday, November 1, 2013
The 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 8: Survivors and Liberators.
Friday, September 27, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 3: Nazi Germany.
Monday, October 7, 2013
The Jewish Museum in Prague recently debuted a new exhibit dedicated to the Nazi-produced films about the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp. The Visual History Archive is also a unique resource for Terezin remembrance.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Jaroslav Kraus se narodil roku 1922 v Praze. Podle zákonů platných na území Protektorátu pocházel z takzvaného "smíšeného manželství". Přežil ghetto Terezín, a tábory Osvětim - Birkenau, Buchenwald, a Meuselwitz. Žije v Praze.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Students may still be enjoying their summer vacation, but the new school year is just around the corner. USC Shoah Foundation has prepared a convenient one-stop-shop of all its educational resources to help educators plan to teach with testimony this year.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Michael Zelon Born April 16, 1922Plock, Poland Date of Interview November 27, 1998 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:13:54 Ghetto(s) Bodzentyn (Poland: Ghetto)Plock (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Soldau (Poland: Concentration Camp)Tschenstochau (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)
Friday, September 13, 2013
Today begins a 10-part series that takes a detailed look at each of the 10 Echoes and Reflections lessons. We begin with Lesson 1: Studying the Holocaust.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Barbara Gerson Born May 30, 1924Warsaw, Poland Date of Interview December 4, 1997 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:29:15 Ghetto(s) Czestochowa (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Tschenstochau (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic) Other experiences War crimes trial participant
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Ralph Fischer Born November 28, 1922Lódz, Poland Date of Interview February 5, 1996 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:14:43 Ghetto(s) Lódz (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Mauthausen (Austria: Concentration Camp)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Ebensee (Austria: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Jack Lewin Born April 13, 1927Lódz, Poland Date of Interview January 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:56:35 Ghetto(s) Lódz (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Trzebinia (Poland: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Sam Steinberg Born September 1, 1928Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland Date of Interview March, 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:18:49 Ghetto(s) Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)Flossenbürg (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Paula LebovicsBornSeptember 25, 1933Ostrowiec (Kielce), PolandDate of InterviewMarch 16, 1995Location of InterviewCalifornia, U.S.A.Length of Interview3:12:50Ghetto(s)Ostrowiec (Kielce, Poland: Ghetto)Camp(s)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Gerda KleinBornMay 8, 1924Bielsko, PolandDate of InterviewDecember 7, 1995Location of InterviewArizona, U.S.A.Length of Interview3:09:23Ghetto(s)Bielsko Biala (Poland: Ghetto)Camp(s)Helmsbrechts (German: Concentration Camp)Bolkenhain (Germany: Concentration Camp)Grünberg in Schlesien (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Renée Firestone is a survivor of the Holocaust and was among our first interviewees. She became a successful fashion designer, as well as a frequent speaker about her experiences during the war in schools, museums and other educational settings.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Sally RoismanBornOctober 2, 1930Sosnowiec (Kielce), PolandDate of InterviewOctober 23, 1996Location of InterviewCalifornia, U.S.A.Length of Interview1:54:05Ghetto(s)Sosnowiec (Poland: Ghetto)Camp(s)Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Hilda Eisen Born April 24, 1917Izbica (Lódz, Poland), Russia/Soviet Union Date of Interview June 18, 2001 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:09:07 Ghetto(s) Miedzyrzec (Lublin, Poland: Ghetto) Went into hiding Yes Member of underground, resistance or partisan group Yes
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Frances Flumenbaum Born June 10, 1923Slawków, Poland Date of Interview February 4, 1996 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:24:51 Ghetto(s) Sosnowiec (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Ludwigsdorf (Germany: Concentration Camp)Ottmuth (Germany: Concentration Camp) Other Experiences
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Regina Lewin Born October 3, 1927Bedzin, Poland Date of Interview January 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:32:06 Ghetto(s) Bedzin (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Dunkelthal (Czechoslovakia: Concentration Camp)Ober Altstadt (Czechoslovakia: Concentration Camp) Liberated by
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Leopold Page Born March 20, 1913Cracow, Poland (Austria-Hungary) Date of Interview November 6, 1994 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:29:38 Ghetto(s) Cracow (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Brünnlitz (Czechoslovakia: Concentration Camp)Gross Rosen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Natan Gipsman Born January 19, 1925Hindenburg (Upper Silesia, Prussia), Germany Date of Interview October 17, 1994 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:52:35 Ghetto(s) Bedzin (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration Camp)Schönebeck (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Sunday, May 5, 2013
“We have to stick together, and whatever happens, we will try to die together, so that none of us should be left alone. But this was the only dream we had; if we have to die, that we should die together.”—Nechama Shneorson
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Nata a Varasavia in Polonia il 25 giugno 1924, Alice Prusicki crebbe con i suoi genitori, Jan Kirsztein e Maria Strauch, a Bydgoszcz, vicino al confine con la Germania, dove rimasero fino all’invasione tedesca della Polonia nel 1939. Alice perse suo padre alla fine del 1939 in seguito a complicazioni dopo un attacco subito da soldati tedeschi. Quando la madre di Alice morì di cancro nel 1940, Alice andò a vivere a Varsavia con dei parenti. Fu presto rinchiusa nel ghetto di Varsavia stabilito nella città dalle autorità di occupazione.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Joseph Aleksander Born August 3, 1923Warsaw, Poland Date of Interview June 23, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:57:03 Ghetto(s) Warsaw, Poland Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp)(generic)Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration Camp)Majdanek (Poland: Concentration Camp)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Sonia Berson Born February 20, 1922Belchatów, Poland Date of Interview October 31, 1994 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:24:40 Ghetto(s) Lódz, Poland Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp)(generic)Stutthof (Danzig (FC): Concentration Camp)Putzig (Danzig (FC): Concentration Camp)

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