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Friday, April 12, 2019
A friend and I recently enjoyed a lunch filled with laughter and gossip. It was, in other words, a perfectly normal work lunch. But when we were walking back to the USC campus from a nearby restaurant, something caught her eye that I didn’t notice. “Look,” she said. “That man is holding a machete.”
Friday, September 27, 2019
Jack Welner and Lori Goldberg had never met before the interview on Nov. 9 of 1995, but they formed an instant connection, and became lifelong friends. The obituary published by Welner’s family referred to them as “soulmates.”
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Mémorial de la Shoah 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier 75004 Paris France Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 77 44 72 Email: bibliotheque@memorialdelashoah.org Website: http://www.memorialdelashoah.org For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6046 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Utilizing memoirs and interviews completed in the last thirty years, Danielle Willard-Kyle's lecture examines the afterlives of the Italian Jewish DP camps, both as physical places still today and as spaces in personal memory. Danielle Willard-Kyle is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Rutgers University where she holds the Steven Spielberg Endowment for Jewish Studies and the Memory of the Shoah Special Doctoral Fellowship.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Institution with access to USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus 28123 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738 Tel.: +1 (248) 553-2400 Email: info@holocaustcenter.org Website: https://www.holocaustcenter.org/ For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6026 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
Monday, June 24, 2019
Badema Pitic, a project specialist with the Institute's Center for Advanced Genocide Research, is presenting a paper on her research "Remembering Home: Songs of Longing in Trans-local and Transnational Communities of Eastern Bosnians" at the annual conference of the Memory Studies Association at Complutense University Madrid in Spain. The conference runs from June 25-28.      
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Born June 21, 1923, in Olcsva, Hungary, Weiss and her family were sent to the Mátészalka ghetto. She was then deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp before being liberated by Soviet armed forces.
Monday, February 4, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation is saddened by the recent loss of Walter P. Loebenberg, a friend of the Institute and a Holocaust survivor who, after finding refuge in the United States, went on to open the Florida Holocaust Museum, one of the largest Holocaust museums in the nation. He was 94.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Kor and her twin sister endured cruel experiments under the sadistic hand of Dr. Josef Mengele. Kor later sparked controversy by publicly forgiving the Nazis. Her Dimensions in Testimony interview -- an interactive biography produced by USC Shoah Foundation -- is on permanent display at the Holocaust museum she founded in Indiana.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Dimensions in Testimony highlights “Speaking Memories,” an exhibit by the organization Jewish Culture in Sweden featuring the voices and stories of Holocaust survivors. The Swedish History Museum also launched access to the 55,000 testimonies in the Institute’s Visual History Archive.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Last week a group of us from USC Shoah Foundation were in Guatemala with our testimony partner, the Foundation for Forensic Anthropology in Guatemala (FAFG). We attended the funeral of a Mayan man whose remains were recently exhumed by FAFG – 36 years after he disappeared during the genocide there.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive: Holocaust Dokumentációs Központ és Emlékgyűjtemény Közalapítvány (Holocaust Memorial Center) Budapest Páva u. 39. 1094 Hungary Tel.: +36 1 455-3333 Email: info@hdke.hu Website: http://www.hdke.hu/
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Today we mourn the loss of one of our closest friends, Branko Lustig, a Holocaust survivor and two-time Academy Award winner who produced Schindler’s List and played an indispensable role in the founding of USC Shoah Foundation.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
From social media campaigns to attending events in Rwanda, USC Shoah Foundation is marking this year’s Genocide Awareness Month with several important initiatives.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Portraits of Holocaust survivors appear alongside interactive testimonies in Facing Survival, a USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation collaboration open through Dec. 7.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
On January 25, 2019, the fifth- and sixth-graders of a school in Cottbus, Germany honored all those affected during the Holocaust by unveiling a Butterfly Project memorial to the 1.5 million children murdered during this dark moment in history. This first-ever initiative in Germany introduced a new, younger audience to real stories of local children.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The State Legislature passed a joint resolution that commemorates the Institute’s 25th anniversary and for its work countering antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate and intolerance.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Call for Papers for an edited book on The Future of Holocaust Testimonies:  Preserving, Researching, and Re-Presenting Survivor’s Voices
Friday, March 15, 2019
Holocaust survivor Walter Freitag of New Zealand warned that the world has not absorbed the lessons of the Holocaust, noting in his 1997 interview with USC Shoah Foundation that groups in his country were still “assembling with Nazi intentions,” and that genocide in recent years had raged in Rwanda and elsewhere.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Maria Zalewska is a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include cinematic representations of the Holocaust; documentary film; national and transnational modes and media of memorialization; digital humanities; politics of technologized memory; place and space in cinema; history as film/film as history; and political economy of film.
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.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
I remember as a child, my grandmother taking hold of my hand and circling my palm with her pointer finger. It would tickle, but I let her continue. “Life will give you callouses,” she told me. “But, with each one, your skin will become thicker.”
Monday, April 15, 2019
The team joined Rwandan First Lady Jeannette Kagame to dedicate a memorial that honors victims and promotes peace.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
After months of beta testing with educators around the globe, USC Shoah Foundation launches the brand new IWalk app, which features a refined layout and design, educator onboarding support, and improved video playback.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
As a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who survived the tragedy on Feb. 14, 2018, I have spent the past year grappling with this question.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
WHY ATTEND THIS PROGRAM? Philadelphia is home to the new Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza. The Memorial Plaza features USC Shoah Foundation’s IWalk app that guides visitors through the interpretive elements of the Memorial Plaza with background information and personal testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. To support educators’ integration of this innovative resource, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and USC Shoah Foundation have partnered with ADL to provide professional development to educators in the Philadelphia area.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
A special professional development opportunity for Philadelphia area educators Philadelphia is home to the new Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza. The Memorial Plaza features USC Shoah Foundation’s IWalk app that guides visitors through the interpretive elements of the Memorial Plaza with background information and personal testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
My life and my work at USC Shoah Foundation are strongly connected to the joys and the sorrows of the Armenian community. Thus, I was both shocked and heartened by recent separate events that demonstrated how far we’ve come in advancing human dignity and how far we still have to go.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation’s William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program kicked off with discussions about the importance of being an upstander in their communities. It continued with a trip to the Japanese American National Museum, where they learned about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. And it concluded with student presentations.
Monday, August 26, 2019
I, like every Bielski descendant, was born into the story of how my grandfather and his brothers were responsible for saving the lives of more than 1,250 Jews -- the largest armed Jew-by-Jew rescue in Holocaust history.

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