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Friday, July 25, 2014
The second IWitness educator workshop in Rwanda will be held next week, and will incorporate new elements to provide an experience unique from the first workshop last November.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Students learn about the plight of the refugees who attempted to flee Nazi Germany on the M.S. St. Louis and reflect on the world’s response to the voyage and its implications for today in Voyage of the St. Louis: From Hope to Despair.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
IWitness is typically used in middle- and high school classrooms and college courses, but that may change following this week’s pilot testing of a new activity intended for students as young as fifth grade.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Seventeen countries, 28 states and 122 cities later, the USC Shoah Foundation 20th Anniversary Guest Book is officially closed.
Monday, February 1, 1999
Last night, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation commemorated the recording of its 50,000th testimony with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. At a ceremony attended by over 400 people involved with the project, both at its Los Angeles headquarters and abroad, Shoah Foundation Founder and Chairman Steven Spielberg thanked everyone and announced the future direction of the organization. Spielberg told the group, "no one could have imagined the breadth of the undertaking we embarked on four years ago.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Just a few days before the start of Genocide Awareness Month in April, USC Shoah Foundation will launch a new mini-site dedicated to commemorating the six genocides represented in the Visual History Archive.
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, October 24, 2016
December 15 will mark the beginning of a pilot for a new professional development offering from Echoes and Reflections: a three-hour, self-guided course that teaches educators everything they need to know about using Echoes and Reflections to teach about the Holocaust.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The art is black and white and full color; impressionistic and starkly realistic; hopeful for the future and filled with sorrow for the past. And it was all inspired by testimony from the Visual History Archive.
Friday, June 16, 2017
When Park Avenue Synagogue began preparing for its women’s trip to Poland, they turned to IWitness to help travelers prepare for the historical context of the trip.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation was featured at the USC Institute of Armenian Studies’ Innovate Armenia festival for the first time on Saturday.
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.
Monday, February 5, 2018
This series will highlight one teaching activity per day for 10 days, pairing eyewitness testimony with standards-aligned lessons that transform learning.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Starting on Sunday, USC Shoah Foundation will feature one quote a day for 100 days from a different witness to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The mass shooting at Chabad of Poway outside San Diego underscores the urgency to counter antisemitism in all its forms. We are in communication with community leaders to coordinate a response in support of the people of Poway and the Greater San Diego region.
Friday, October 1, 2010
In July, Anna Lenchovska and Oleksandr Voitenko conducted a workshop entitled "The Power of Video Testimonies in the Formation of Historical Memory," for 32 teachers from Georgia and Armenia. The workshop was part of Sources of Tolerance.
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.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
The Anti-Defamation League, the Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem today announced a partnership that will promote Holocaust studies as well as bring innovative anti-bias education to American classrooms.
Friday, February 24, 2017
The sixth week of 100 Days to Inspire Respect will get students thinking about intolerance and how to counter it through acceptance and empathy.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Over a dozen new multimedia activities in a variety of languages have been published on IWitness in time for the new school year.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Ignited by students’ enthusiasm over IWitness's recent “100 Days to Inspire Respect” initiative, a campaign called #180DaysToInspireRespect has students at Robert Adams Middle School in Massachusetts volunteering each day to present about the respectful acts they’ve witnessed, received, read and heard about.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Malach Visual History Center to provide local access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive.
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.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Learning from eyewitnesses of some of history’s darkest moments, educators strive to teach the power of decency and respect.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Researchers conducting the study for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences say their conclusions are all the more vital in an age where, thanks to the internet, youth are more susceptible to believing “fake information.”
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's annual benefit gala will be held Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, hosted by Jon Stewart with a special appearance by Sandra Bullock and a musical performance by Norah Jones.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Teachers across Poland traveled to Hungary last week to attend a workshop organized by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education (the Institute). The workshop, part of the Institute’s Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program, took place at Central European University in Budapest from November 11 to November 16. During the workshop, the teachers learned how to use interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses for education.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nearly 52,000 video interviews archived digitally LOS ANGELES—June 28, 2012—The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Friday, January 31, 2014
A USC Shoah Foundation exhibit and New York Times article remember that millions of people were murdered not in concentration camps, but in public sites all over Eastern Europe.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Students and educators have multiple opportunities to learn about USC Shoah Foundation and explore the Visual History Archive at Eötvos Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest over the next few weeks.

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