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Monday, October 12, 2015
Not everyone in Poland has made it to Warsaw to visit POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. But this summer, the museum came to them.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
When I commenced my PhD journey three years ago at Edge Hill University in northern England, I had little idea of where the journey would take me, both literally and figuratively.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Aron Rabinovich describes how he helped guard the "Polizei," who had collaborated with the Nazis, after he was liberated and gave testimony about the crimes they had perpetrated against him and his family.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The research team of Glenn Fox, Jonas Kaplan, Hanna Damasio and Antonio Damasio has revealed its findings in the paper “Neural correlates of gratitude,” now published in the academic journal Frontiers in Psychology.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Forty-eight testimony clips have been added to the popular “Watch” page on IWitness.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Educators looking for strategies and best practices for teaching using testimonies from the Visual History Archive can refer to a new guide published on the IWitness website.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Cornelia Aaron Swaab says she wanted to give her testimony to USC Shoah Foundation in the hope that by sharing her own experiences with the world, she can do her part to prevent future genocides.
Monday, October 5, 2015
This is the fourth year USC Shoah Foundation has provided an exhibit of relevant testimony clips that students may use for research or incorporate into their projects.
Monday, October 19, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves have established a partnership in order to develop meaningful and engaging learning resources centered on Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Dead Loop, a new book written by Holocaust survivor Moris Bronshteyn, was born out of a promise he made to the other survivors he interviewed for USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, October 19, 2015
A few weeks ago, USC Student Body President Rini Sampath posted on her Facebook page about incidents of hatred and intolerance on campus. A Saturday night after a USC football game, Sampath had been walking down USC’s Fraternity Row when a man leaned out his frat house window and hurled a racial epithet and a beverage cup at her.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Visual History Archive contains 53,000 eyewitness testimonies to genocide and mass atrocities. What you might not know is that each testimony is indexed to the minute with over 62,000 keys words in the entire Archive. USC Shoah Foundation commemorates National Archives Month this November by participating in #AskAnArchivist Day on Thurs., Oct. 1, and sharing 10 more unique facts about the Visual History Archive.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Musicologist Matt Lawson came to “Singing in the Lion’s Mouth: Music as Resistance to Genocide” conference hoping for feedback on one of his newest research ideas, and he wasn’t disappointed.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A series of clips from survivors speaking about their experiences with personal as well as institutional forms of discrimination. These clips include testimonies from the European Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda collections.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Several people responded to active discrimination by helping the victims in different ways. This is a collection of clips highlighting testimony from survivors and aid givers themselves. One question that sometimes emerges in these clips is "what made you stand up to discrimination and racial intolerance?"
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Neuroscientists have mapped how the human brain experiences gratitude by using the testimony of Holocaust survivors Experts used recordings of victims from archives to test and track the emotions in people who had no personal connections to mass slaughter of Jews.  
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
After spending three years studying and working in Armenia, Manuk Avedikyan is applying his passion for Armenian culture and history to USC Shoah Foundation’s new Armenian Genocide collection.Avedikyan is currently working with program administrator Hrag Yedalian on indexing the collection, which launched in the Visual History Archive on April 24, 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Ninety testimonies are already indexed and viewable in the archive; Avedikyan expects to finish indexing the remaining 300 by this spring.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Polish Jewish survivor Martin Becker speaks about meeting the nephew of the great mufti al-Husseini while he studied in Egypt before World War II.Becker's testimony was recorded in 1993 by Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ (JFCS) Holocaust Center in San Francisco.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Before taking his students on a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, high school history teacher Ferenc Sós turned to IWitness.Sós is a graduate of USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program in Budapest, which introduces teachers to the methodologies of using testimony from the Visual History Archive in their lessons. He was a member of the 2013 cohort.
Friday, October 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation will return to China, where it has collected some of its newest testimonies, to participate in University of Southern California’s Global Conference 2015.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
IWitness has published a new activity about Kristallnacht just in time for its 77th anniversary this November.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Laura Pritchard Dobrin, an IWitness Teaching Fellow and educator who participated in Auschwitz: The Past is Present, gave a presentation about IWitness at the Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE) 2015 Annual Conference last weekend.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Dan Morgan-Russell has always been very good at arguing for the importance of international action against genocide.As a member of his high school debate team in Denver, his most successful speeches were always the ones in which he spoke about human rights violations and the need for the international community to intervene. Naturally, as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, he decided to major in international relations and wrote several papers about the Rwandan Genocide.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Auschwitz: The Past is Present helped Ingrid Alexovics feel connected to teachers all over the world who share her passion for Holocaust education. But it also reminded her how much work is still to be done.
Friday, October 23, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation regional consultant Anna Lenchovska and education expert Oleksandr Voitenko introduced the participants to the multimedia teacher’s guide "Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933: The Human Dimension of the Tragedy."
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A few familiar faces and many more new students attended the first session of the 2015-16 Junior Intern program at USC Shoah Foundation this weekend.
Monday, October 12, 2015
The hero of Alex Teplish’s graphic novel Survivor: Aron’s Story isn’t a crime-fighter or science-fiction creature – it’s his grandfather, Holocaust survivor Aron Rabinovich.
Friday, October 30, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation executive staff, supporters and partners met in China this week for the 2015 USC Global Conference, where they shared the Institute’s mission and newest projects with an international audience.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Families exploring USC at Trojan Family Weekend are invited to visit the USC Shoah Foundation exhibit to learn more about the Visual History Archive.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Ever wonder what date USC Shoah Foundation held its first teacher-training workshop, or who was the first recipient of the Ambassadors for Humanity award? Have you ever wanted to know all of the Institute’s major accomplishments in a given year since its founding in 1994?

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