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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (MHMC) and Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto announced an historic agreement to have their testimonies integrated in the Visual History Archive as part of the Institute’s Preserving the Legacy initiative.
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, 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.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s Karen Jungblut and Cecilia Chan spoke on a panel about the power of testimony at University of Pennsylvania’s Alumni Weekend last Friday.
Friday, May 29, 2015
As Ukraine embarks on an effort to radically change its law enforcement culture, USC Shoah Foundation’s international consultant in Ukraine, Anna Lenchovska, is using testimony to teach newly trained police officers tolerance and non-discrimination.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Three students from Budapest wrote short stories and poems inspired by testimony that they hope will teach others the importance of acceptance and remembrance.
Friday, September 25, 2015
New Dimensions in Testimony, USC Shoah Foundation’s project with Conscience Display to record three-dimensional, interactive testimonies of Holocaust survivors, is set to expand in a big way.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
While guests of the 2015 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala on Sept. 10 trickled into the Henry Ford Museum and enjoyed a cocktail reception before dinner began, a small group of high school students was hard at work.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Testimony from the Visual History Archive is being used as evidence to posthumously bestow Sister Louise the highest honor in the world for Holocaust rescuers, the title of Righteous Among the Nations from Yad Vashem.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Renowned Holocaust scholar and former USC Shoah Foundation Yom HaShoah Scholar Professor Yehuda Bauer has given his testimony to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Friday, December 18, 2015
A smartphone app makes it possible to view testimony clips from the Visual History Archive that are linked to the new book Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations.
Monday, November 30, 2015
A presentation by Tim Cole (Bristol University), Alberto Giordano (Texas State University), Paul Jaskot (DePaul University), and Anne Knowles (University of Maine)Holocaust Geographies CollaborativeUSC, Social Sciences Building, Room 250
Monday, March 9, 2015
In February, I participated in an international conference titled Are we losing memory? Forgotten sites of Nazi forced labor in Central Europe. The event organized by the Terezin Initiative Institute and the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec brought together educators, researchers, archeologists and other experts from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany to examine the disconnect between history of forced labor and regional history caused by the ethnic cleansing and population transfers after WWII in regions that were part of the German Reich.  
Friday, April 10, 2015
Aurora Mardiganian speaks here as a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. But from 1918-1920, she was also the face of the Genocide to literally millions of Americans and to others throughout the world. Her tragic, horrific story was told through a 1918 semi-autobiographical book, Ravished Armenia, and a 1919 screen adaptation, also known as Auction of Souls. With the immediacy of a newsreel, the human side to the Genocide was brought to the screen.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Professor Roy Schwartzman is proof that you don’t need to be a historian to make full use of the Visual History Archive in teaching and research.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s French consultant Emmanuel Debono published an article about USC Shoah Foundation and its use of testimony in the French review journal Études arméniennes contemporaines (Contemporary Armenian Studies).
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Lire en françaisTess Gagnage has embarked on a fascinating study of Polish persecution of Jews before and during the Holocaust through the lens of French-language survivor testimony in the Visual History Archive.Gagnage is a master’s candidate in contemporary history at ENS Lyon, which became the first Visual History Archive full access site in France in 2014. Through the Institute’s French liaison Emmanuel Debono, Gagnage learned of the Visual History Archive and decided to conduct her own study of the testimonies.
Monday, December 21, 2015
A teacher in Hungary used testimony to introduce some of her school’s youngest students to Jewish culture.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The 2014 cohort of Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century in Poland reunited one year later to share their lessons and discuss best practices.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Henry Kress remembers hearing that his sister was imprisoned in the women barracks in Auschwitz II-Birkenau and how he was able to see her despite being in a different sub camp of the Auschwitz camp complex. This is the 58th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Helena Silvers recounts how she escaped death in the camp's hospital. Additionally, she recalls how she became a worker in the camp, an action she believes saved her life. This is the 62nd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Tova Friedman recounts how she and her mother hid in the camp's hospital during the camp's liquidation. The two were liberated a week later. This is the 63rd testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Paula Lebovics remembers a selection by Josef Mengele before the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Paula recalls a quick decision, which ended up saving her life. This is the 68th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Kitty Hart-Moxon recalls being able to see Crematorium 4 from her barrack window at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.This is the 69th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Adrienne Friede Krausz recounts testifying against Viktor Capesius, the chief pharmacist at the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, in the Auschwitz trials of 1961. This is the 70th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Monday, July 20, 2015
The 2015 Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program in Hungary has finally begun after the most competitive application process in the history of the program.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Survivors and witnesses of the 2015 synagogue attack in Copenhagen were interviewed for a new collection on contemporary anti-Semitism.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Australia Regional Consultant Sarah Warby will speak about the power of teaching with testimony at Knox Grammar School’s Practicing Positive Education conference in Sydney, Aug. 28-29.

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