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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.
Monday, December 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation launched one of its newest Polish-language IWitness activities with an ITeach professional development seminar at Ian Kasprowicz High School in Łódź, Poland last weekend.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Over six days, teachers from all over Poland learned how to best integrate USC Shoah Foundation's testimonies of genocide survivors into their classroom experiences.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This theme focuses on the ways in which survivors observed Jewish holidays in the ghettos and camps.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Eva discusses a ghetto pass policy enforced in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China, during the war. Eva explains that she had to pass the ghetto checkpoint on a daily basis, as the school she attended was located outside of her living district. She talks about the impact from her encounters with Kanoh Ghoya, a Japanese official who was in charge of issuing the ghetto passes.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Magda Weiss recalls the day her Hungarian family was taken away to a Jewish ghetto.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The Czech project Ours or Foreign? Jews in the Czech 20th Century delivered materials and training to 600 educators in the last fiscal year and added a new unit on the Terezín family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau featuring testimony clips from the Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
More than 13,000 pre-service and in-service educators and community leaders have been trained on Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust created by the the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and Yad Vashem.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Echoes and Reflections reaches 10,000th educator.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The IWitness Watch page has been redesigned in order to enhance user experience for educators.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Berthold Katz talks about Kanoh Ghoya, a Japanese official responsible for giving monthly passes to Jews who were living in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China and remembers his brutal treatment of the ghetto inhabitants.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Henny talks about Kanoh Ghoya, a Japanese official responsible for issuing monthly passes to inhabitants of the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China. She notes that, aware of Goya's poor treatment of Jews, her parents decided to cease their attempts of leaving the ghetto.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Berthold Katz talks about Kanoh Ghoya, a Japanese official responsible for giving monthly passes to Jews who were living in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China, and remembers his brutal treatment of the ghetto inhabitants.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Hans describes his encounters with a Japanese ghetto official, Kanoh Ghoya, while he was confined in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China, during the war. He speaks of Ghoya's brutal treatment.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
In October 1941 the Nazi’s started to transport Jews from Vienna to ghettos in Easter Europe. Regine Cohen remembers when she and her family were deported from their home in Vienna to a ghetto.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Hana Pravda speaks on the various performances, art and culture that were produced in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto. Pravda, an actress, performed in many plays, in which the scripts were smuggled into the ghetto.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Judith describes the overcrowded housing conditions in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China and discusses the general lack of privacy.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Judith describes the overcrowded housing conditions in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China, and discusses the general lack of privacy.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In the summer of 1944 members of the International Red Cross visited Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto in Czechoslovakia. In an effort to present Theresienstadt as a model ghetto, the Nazis deported many Jews to Auschwitz to alleviate overcrowding, renovated buildings and staged musical performances and other activities. Margot Friedlander remembers when the Red Cross visited the ghetto and speaks on the façade.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Auschwitz, the final destination of Jewish people from across Europe destined to be murdered as a part of the Nazi genocide of the Jews.Auschwitz, a place that housed prisoners of many religions, persuasions, minorities and nationalities, but whose evil reputation is seared onto our collective conscience because the five gas chambers at Birkenau were there for one reason only - to devour the lives of 960,000 Jews.Auschwitz, which has evolved into a universal symbol of man's inhumanity to man – and indeed it does remind us just how cruel human beings can be.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Marcel Mahdal, a graduate of the USC Shoah Foundation Master Teacher program in Czech Republic launched a project last week in which students from two schools work together to create their own local IWalk.
Monday, March 26, 2018
During the trials, she worked as a research analyst. Her command of the English and German languages made her an invaluable resource to the prosecution.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Jonathan Friedman’s class at West Chester University in Pennsylvania is nearly finished with the culminating project of their study of the Holocaust in film: a documentary they constructed in IWitness.Friedman, who is currently Professor and Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University, first learned of IWitness at the Association for Holocaust Organizations (AHO)’s annual conference in January 2015 at USC. He also served as a consulting historian at USC Shoah Foundation, then-titled Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, from 1997-2000.
Monday, September 8, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, USC Shoah Foundation's international consultants explain the power of watching testimony on location.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
For the second year in a row, testimony from the Visual History Archive is inspiring teenagers to illustrate true scenes of the violation of human rights during the Stalin totalitarian regime and Nazi persecution of Jews in Ukraine.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Political scientist Yael Siman used to think she couldn’t be part of the Holocaust studies field because she’s not a historian. But after discovering USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, she has embarked on her own research project and has even begun collaborating with the Institute’s education department on new lessons for university students.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Tom Lantos describes in detail the specific lessons and tricks he learned  to memorize particular aspects of his Latin lessons. He continues to speak on the importance and affect his Hungarian education had on him.
Friday, December 19, 2008
One hundred educators recently attended Lessons of the Holocaust and Contemporary Russia, a three-day seminar in Kaliningrad organized by the Russian Research and Holocaust Education Center.  Svetlana Gorbacheva, an educator who has visited the Institute and created an educational lesson which incorporates testimony, modeled the lesson during the seminar.Album posted on:  December 19, 2008 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A USC Shoah Foundation film crew is recording four new testimonies in Central Europe this week at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Mauthausen, the Warsaw Ghetto and other historic sites. The project to capture the 360-degree testimonies stems from a partnership with the International March of the Living program.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Helen Fagin decribes the 'cultural resistance' through education in the Radomsko ghetto in Poland. She explains how reading a Polish translation of Gone With the Wind allowed her and her students to at least temporarily dream of a different world outside the reality of the ghetto.

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