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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
April 8 marked International Roma Day, which aims to bring attention to the marginalization and racism affecting the Roma minority in Europe. USC Shoah Foundation educational consultant and historian Mikhail Tyaglyy believes testimony is one important way of fighting against the bigotry and intolerance that still affect people decades after the Holocaust.Tyaglyy spent two years as an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation in the 1990s, conducting around 100 testimonies of Jewish Holocaust survivors, Krimchaks and rescuers in Crimea.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Francoise Muteteli describes how her work at a Rwandan Genocide memorial is helping preserve the memory of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with The Memory Project Productions to debut a new IWitness activity and incorporate testimony into the organization’s curriculum.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Attendees of Central European University’s Future of Holocaust Memorialization: Confronting Racism, Antisemitism and Homophobia through Memory Work conference this week had two opportunities to learn about the Visual History Archive from a USC Shoah Foundation teaching fellow and staff.
Friday, February 10, 2012
On February 10-11, the USC Shoah Foundation hosted a two-day event devoted to a multi-faceted inquiry of memory and its manifestations in individual and public life.  Sponsored by The Dornsife Commons, the event was led by USC Shoah staff member Dr. Dan Leshem.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address at the UN’s Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on Jan. 27.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Call for Papers: International Conference "Memory through the Screen: Polish Cinema and WWII" October 18-19, 2018 USC Department of Slavic Language and Literature's 3rd Annual Film Conference at the University of Southern California When a film is created, it is created in a language, which is not only about words, but also the way that very language encodes our perception of the world, our understanding of it. –Andrzej Wajda  
Friday, August 24, 2012
Twenty Holocaust survivor interviews recorded in the Hungarian language, including 13 from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, will be displayed in a new, interactive installation at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. Scheduled to open on August 28, "Wall of Survivors" uses motion sensor cameras to track visitor's hand movements, allowing them to enlarge and play particular interviews displayed on the wall. All visitors present can view the clips selected by the person using the control space.
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.      
Monday, February 2, 2015
Students at CSS South Quadrant in England observed Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 with a unique IWitness installation led by teacher Tony Cole.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
In order to mark the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Numerus Clausus law in Hungary, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest has organized an exhibition to commemorate of the event.  The exhibition aims to show the rise in anti-Semitism in the 1920s, and the evolution of Hungarian society from social and political inclusion to one of exclusion.  The exhibition features testimony clips of four survivors from the Institute’s Visual History Archive, as well as posters, prints, news articles, photos, newsreels, radio speeches, and other artifacts.  The exhibit runs from Oct
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation director of technology Anita Pace is spending the week in Rwanda to work with Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (KGMC) staff on the possibility of building KGMC its own Genocide Archive Center. The center would be modeled after USC Shoah Foundation’s own Visual History Archive Center, which digitizes, preserves and stores its 52,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and provides access to the testimonies to institutions around the world.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The need for continued memorialization of the fate of the Roma and Sinti population of Europe has never been more important.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Edgar Feuchtwanger's Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood A book presentation with discussion moderated by Professor Paul Lerner                        
Friday, April 29, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Teaching Fellows Alina Bothe and Gertrud Pickhan’s course “The Deportation of Polish Jews from Berlin in 1938” has led to another family learning its fate for the first time and receiving a special memorial called a “Stolperstein.”
Friday, August 5, 2016
Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a Portuguese diplomat stationed in Bordeaux in the late 1930s who issued tens of thousands of visas to Jewish families, in direct violation of anti-Jewish laws instituted by Portugal’s fascist government at the time. For this act of resistance, Sousa Mendes faced trials and conviction, leaving him to live out the rest of his life in poverty and disgrace, and his 15 children scattered all over Europe and the U.S.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Archive features testimonials of survivors.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Visual History Archive enables its users to observe the history of political utilization of anti-Jewish prejudice since the beginning of the 20th century until the century's end. Teaching about the mechanisms of hatred and the real goals of the propagandists is of utmost importance especially in what used to be the Soviet Block, where the liberation from Nazi regime did not necessarily mean the end of anti-Jewish propaganda.
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.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The students came to the Institute to search for and extract 10 video clips to use for a project in IWitness, the Institute’s award-winning educational website. Explore IWitness

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