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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The 4th annual Student Voices Short Film Contest will open for submissions on Jan. 12, 2015, featuring key changes intended to increase awareness for the contest and help participants complete their projects more efficiently.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
A group of dedicated USC students is reviving the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association (SFISA).
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
USC students have until March 16, 2015 to enter this year’s Student Voices Short Film Contest.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Seven Holocaust survivors and liberators share their perspectives and recollections of liberation. Click on the thumbnails to watch.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Esther Clifford remembers the Kristallnacht pogrom including watching a local synagogue being destroyed.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Watch a video about the 2011 Master Teacher Workshop "Teaching With Testimony," held on the USC campus.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Watch and share stories of courage, action and the importance of standing up for tolerance. Click on a video to share the link for #StrongerThanHate
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Now former USC students Nitya Ramanathan and Christina Schoellkopf share the first time they watched genocide survivor testimony and how it inspired them to make a real difference in the world.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Herman Cohn recalls watching the parade in Nazi Germany for Hitler’s birthday in 1933 and how terrified he felt as a young boy.  
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Armenian Genocide survivor Haigas Bonapart talks about denial of the genocide. This clip is one of the newest to be published on the IWitness "Watch" page.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Armenian Genocide survivor Haigas Bonapart talks about denial of the genocide. This clip is one of the newest to be published on the IWitness "Watch" page.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Diane Jacobs remembers watching Jesse Owens accept his medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and the admiration she felt for his refusing to salute the Nazi flag. 
Friday, October 28, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation communications intern Holly Blackwelder visited the set of New Dimensions in Testimony to watch Madame Xia Shuqin being filmed.
Monday, August 12, 2013
August was the last month of the famous Eichmann Trial in 1961. Margrit Wreschner Rustow talks about her sister being one of the witnesses in the Eichmann trial and that she could not participate because she was working but she watched the trial on TV.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Agnes Adachi remembers attending the Olympic Games in Berlin 1936; and describes what it was like to watch Jesse Owens compete and win the gold medal. She recalls that the anti-Jewish restrictions and propaganda had been eased at the time because of the international presence in Germany.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Mark Bader describes his hometown of Oświęcim, Poland. Bader’s testimony is featured in the online exhibit, Born in the city that became Auschwitz.
Monday, April 4, 2016
To watch the entire connection video register for IWitness. Connection videos are available in the user dashboard.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Watch the official trailer for the documentary Finding Oscar that follows the search for a boy who is living proof of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre that wiped out a community in Guatemala.
Friday, January 20, 2017
100 Days to Inspire Respect Researchers have studied hate in order to deepen their understanding of how people develop the emotions and actions associated with hate. Learn more about their findings by watching the video, "What is Hate?"
Monday, March 28, 2016
IWitness has added another update to help users more easily discover new content on the site.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Leon Bass, US military veteran, reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and how he was inspired by King’s message of non-violence. Leon was at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 for the March on Washington and he describes his experience of watching Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream,” speech. 
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Now available for viewing, video of President Obama's acceptance speech at the 2014 Ambassadors for Humanity gala held May 7, 2014. Also included are speeches from USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Holocaust survivor Celina Biniaz, school teacher Michelle Clark, and Institute founder Steven Spielberg. All worth watching!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
At the end of each interview the Institute recorded for the Archive, the interviewer would ask the interviewee if he or she had a special message for future generations watching the interview. The survivors and other witnesses often spoken about such themes as forgiveness, the importance of individual action, and the need to teach children tolerance. Here are a few messages from the Institute's Archive.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Bronia Furst talks about being reunited with her family in the concentration camp in Pechora, Soviet Union. She says that her daily life was terrible because the camp was like a starvation camp and she would watch dead bodies be taken from the barracks everyday. Everyone continuously lived in fear.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Herbert Spiro remembers when Hitler came to his city on campaign and his class was tasked with attending Hitler's visit and writing an essay about it. The Jewish boys of the class were allowed to write about something different but Herbert secretly watched as Hitler arrived and wrote about the visit in great detail. 
Thursday, July 28, 2016
A collection of Jewish survivors and other eyewitnesses to the Holocaust describe watching the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. In preparation for the start of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the Nazis in power decided to minimize the presence of anti-Semitism in the city.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
After a short stay in the city's orphanage in Warsaw, Michal Glowiński was taken to a Catholic orphanage run by nuns in Turkowice, where he was hidden along with over thirty other Jewish children. The sisters showed dedication and kindness for hiding Jewish children. This is one of the first Polish-language clips to be added to the IWitness Watch page.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sarah Ditman remembers witnessing the occupation of Paris, her city of birth, when the German armed forces invaded France on June 14, 1940. She recalls with sadness that as a young woman, she watched out her window as German soldiers were marching down the Champs-Elysées.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Liberator Thomas D'Aquino describes in this clip his impressions upon entering Dachau. Watch his full-length testimony at vhaonline.usc.edu
Thursday, November 2, 2017
In this short clip, World War II veteran David Pollock talks about the impact that the devastation of the war had on what he wanted to do with his life as a post-war civilian. Watch his full-length testimony on vhaonline.usc.edu

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