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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Scholars and educators in Michigan have a unique opportunity to spend five days studying and exploring the Visual History Archive, guided by USC Shoah Foundation staff, experts and genocide survivors themselves.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Martin Aaron reflects on the importance of sharing his experience of the Holocaust even though it is very difficult.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
In honor of Gay Pride Month, each Friday in June USC Shoah Foundation will publish a testimony clip about the diverse experiences of gay people during the Holocaust.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Florida Holocaust Museum has joined the Preserving the Legacy initiative. USC Shoah Foundation ITS staff are currently indexing FHM’s collection of 207 Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Monday, June 8, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation launched its Armenian Genocide Collection in the Visual History Archive in April. Now, a new information Quest Activity about the Armenian Genocide is available for students and educators to view in IWitness.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
With the 2015 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Detroit less than three months away, USC Shoah Foundation is busy leading educational programs and outreach in Michigan.
Friday, June 5, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s first-ever Texas A&M teaching fellow Adam R. Seipp is drawing on the Visual History Archive to help him fill some pretty big shoes.Seipp, a professor of history, will be taking over Texas A&M’s Introduction to the Holocaust course following the retirement of beloved Professor Arnold Krammer. The course is one of the most popular at the school, so teaching it is an incredible responsibility, Seipp said – but, he’ll do it with the support of the A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellow program.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, will present William Clay Ford, Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, with the Institute’s Ambassador for Humanity Award at the organization’s annual gala, taking place this year in Detroit on September 10, 2015. Ford will be recognized for his leadership and corporate citizenry around education and community. Mickey Shapiro, real estate developer and longstanding member of the Institute’s Board of Councilors, is the event’s co-chairman.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Alice Shipley discusses the deportation of her family during the Armenian Genocide. This testimony clip is featured in the new IWitness activity, Information Quest – The Armenian Genocide.
Friday, June 26, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation began digitizing Holocaust testimony collections from Holocaust museums across North America last year as part of its Preserving the Legacy initiative. Ever since then, special staff members like Kadie Seitz have been hard at work indexing those thousands of testimonies in preparation for their integration into the Visual History Archive.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
On Sept. 10 at a fund-raising gala at The Henry Ford museum, film maker Steven Spielberg will present the 2015 "Ambassador for Humanity" award to Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor, on behalf of the USC Shoah Foundation, which uses visual testimonies from survivors to educate people about the Holocaust and other genocides.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith joined 25 educators and researchers from Israel and Europe for an expert seminar today on Holocaust education in the 21st century.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Lisa Farese is no stranger to encouraging her students to change the world.This was the ninth year the English language arts teacher at Douglas Middle School has assigned her students a project called iCan Change the World and her first time including the IWitness Video Challenge as a component of that project. And just like that, her students Natalia Podstawka and Emma Heintz won the 2015 national IWitness Video Challenge competition.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The community of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, has reaped the benefits of Larry Mikulcik’s trip to Poland for Auschwitz: The Past is Present.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Aegis Trust and its partners have launched a new, state-of-the-art Genocide Archive of Rwanda online platform that gives access to never-before-seen information about the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Today’s date, June 9, also marks International Archives Day.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The IWitness Summer Teaching Fellowship will provide an exciting and in-depth introduction to IWitness for Wesley Davidson.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Two classes on opposite sides of the world completed an upcoming IWitness activity inspired by USC Shoah Foundation's social media campaign.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Twenty years ago, memories of the Holocaust were too painful for Liliane Weissberg’s parents to give their testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. But Weissberg herself has taken on the mantle of studying and remembering the Holocaust as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and USC Shoah Foundation’s next Rutman Teaching Fellow.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Former indexer Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon may have left his job at the USC Shoah Foundation last year, but what he learned working with the Institute has had a lasting impact.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Emma Heintz and Natalia Podstawka had watched many testimony clips in search of the perfect one to use for their IWitness Video Challenge project. When they found Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt talking about a receiving a smile from a stranger, they knew it was the one.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation is hosting new webinars for educators that aim to provide a more in-depth and interactive approach to learning how to teach with testimony.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 57 testimonies discussing Treblinka. For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 100 testimonies given in the English and French language.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 3 testimonies given in the French language.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 13 testimonies given by Jewish partisans.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 9 testimonies conducted in Greenwich, Connecticut and the surrounding region.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 15 testimonies conducted in Westport, Connecticut and in the surrounding region.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 1 testimony given in the English language.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 36 testimonies were selected - two groups represented were: men who were boys in Buchenwald and women who were in Ravensbruck. Some of the survivors lived in Michigan.

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