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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Steve Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, believe that the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive holds many keys to unlocking the enigmatic conditions that have led to genocides throughout history.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
View “The USC Shoah Foundation Story,” a video about the Institute's history and its current mission at the University of Southern California.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The academic conference hosted by USC Shoah Foundation last week was an excellent opportunity for me to hear the personal stories of survivors alongside academic analysis of modern-day events and future challenges. I attended the keynote panel discussion and the final discussion on the future of testimony and genocide study.
Monday, October 13, 2014
With nearly 52,000 interviews from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, the archive of audio-visual testimony assembled and maintained by USC Shoah Foundation is so abundant it would take at least 12 years to watch it from beginning to end.And that’s assuming the footage would be rolling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.When I started my new job here at the Institute, I was struck by this statistic, which adequately conveys the scope of this incredible resource.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
vedi anche le foto collegate con questo articoloQuesto bellissimo documentario realizzato dall'Archivio Cinematografico della Resistenza, è basato sulle interviste italiane raccolte dallo USC Shoah Foundation Institute soprattutto in Piemonte, dove numerosi sono stati i partigiani ebrei che hanno contribuito attivamente alla lotta contro fascisti e nazisti.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Check out our year in review of the Institute's work in 2018, including stories about our new collection of testimonies from survivors of anti-Rohingya violence and the work we have done with the United Nations.
Monday, August 20, 2018
A daughter discovers her father’s secret past and shares his story with the world.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
If Anne Frank hadn't perished, would her feelings about people have remained the same?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, December 1, 2014
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, listen to the testimonies of 70 Holocaust survivors, drawn from the Visual History Archive at USC Shoah Foundation, as they recall their personal experiences in the Nazi extermination camp.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, listen to the testimonies of 70 Holocaust survivors, drawn from the Visual History Archive at USC Shoah Foundation, as they recall their personal experiences in the Nazi extermination camp.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Like many of you, I sat in front of my television on the evening of Friday, November 13, 2015 and watched in horror as news of the terrorist attacks in Paris flooded the airways. "Not again," I thought to myself. My heart ached for people whom I had never met and for a city and country thousands of miles away.
Monday, August 1, 2016
IWitness connects students with history, current events through universal human experience.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Friday, October 26, 2018
In this activity, students examine stories that have the power to strengthen our human connection or create deep divides leading to hate, intolerance and violence.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
100 Days to Inspire Respect Armenian Genocide survivor Elise Taft reads from the preface of her book about why she decided to tell her story.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Holocaust survivor Romana Farrington breaks down stereotypes about Catholic Poles during the Holocaust. This clip is part of the new IWitness activity What is "The Danger of a Single Story"?.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Seven Holocaust survivors and liberators share their perspectives and recollections of liberation. Click on the thumbnails to watch.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
As the Allies retook control of lands that had been occupied by the Germans, they came across many Nazi camps. In some instances, the Nazis had tried to destroy all evidence of the camps, in order to conceal from the world what had happened there. In other cases, only the buildings remained as the Nazis had sent the prisoners elsewhere, often on death marches.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Thursday, February 13, 2014
George and Giselle Weiss are both child survivors and natives of Belgium. George describes when he first met Giselle after he returned to Belgium from his military service in the Israel. Giselle explains how her grandmother disapproved of their romance because George was not orthodox. In 1955 George and Giselle married in Belgium and moved to the United States. February 13 2014 was George and Giselle’s 59th wedding anniversary.
Friday, February 14, 2014
George and Giselle Weiss are both child survivors and natives of Belgium. George describes when he first met Giselle after he returned to Belgium from his military service in the Israel. Giselle explains how her grandmother disapproved of their romance because George was not orthodox.  Two years later George and Giselle married in Belgium and then moved to the United States. February 13 was George and Giselle’s 59th wedding anniversary.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Jewish survivor Dennis Urstein explains the importance of learning from the past, which is why he dedicates a lot of his time speaking with young children. He also describes a difficult situation he handled when speaking with a group of young people.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Discover the testimonies of Holocaust survivors who share memories of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which is commemorating its 80th anniversary this week as the 2016 Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Institute recently conducted its inaugural Leichtag Family Foundation Master Teacher workshop, Teaching with Testimony, for middle and high school teachers in Southern California.  The goal of the workshop was to provide participants with training on how to develop testimony-based classroom lessons and integrate testimony from the Institute’s archive into existing curricula.  Participants are members of the Institute's Teacher Innovation Network.  To learn more about the workshop and Teacher Innovation Network, click here.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg explains why he feels it is so important for him to tell his story.

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