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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Lesly Culp, USC Shoah Foundation Senior Education Specialist and Trainer, delivered an introductory IWitness workshop for the participants during the week-long program.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chats on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community.
Friday, September 16, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chats on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chats on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, share best practices, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Inspired by the United States’ 2016 presidential campaign, IWitness has just published a new activity that draws on current events to enhance students’ skills in leadership, media literacy and using their voices responsibly on social media.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
During her month in residence at USC Shoah Foundation, Walch will research the exclusion of German Jews from their own homeland during the Holocaust through Nazi policies restricting Jewish spaces and architecture.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ten years ago, Karen Haynie brought testimony from USC Shoah Foundation into her classroom by having her students gather around a single computer to watch the videos.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Two years since they first met, Paula and Gabriel talked about visiting Poland together, the importance of remembering the Holocaust and how young people can make a difference in a special Facebook Live broadcast.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The four scholars who two years ago found their research transformed by the Visual History Archive will return to USC Shoah Foundation for a public presentation and a week of conducting new research.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Anne Kelly Knowles worked in book publishing for eight years before discovering historical geography and going to graduate school at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her MSc and PhD in Geography. Her graduate research, published as Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio’s Industrial Frontier (1997), examined how Welsh farmers’ religious beliefs and ethnic identity influenced their engagement with American industrial capitalism in the mid-nineteenth century.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Paul B. Jaskot works on the political history of German art and architecture, with a specific focus on cultural policy during the Nazi period, and its impact on the Holocaust and postwar Germany. Since 1995, he has been working as a professor of art history at DePaul University. He received his PhD in art history from Northwestern University working on the intersection of architectural and ideological goals in the development of the SS forced-labor concentration camp system.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Students and scholars across Florida will soon be able to access The Florida Holocaust Museum’s digital collections of art, historical objects and first-person testimony.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In his testimony for the Armenian Film Foundation, recorded in 2012, Armenian Genocide survivor Sebooh Gertmenian describes how he survived the genocide as a three year old with the help of his mother.The interviewer marvels at his mother’s strength, how she was able to keep her children alive on a forced march through the desert after her husband and older child had been murdered. Gertmenian, perhaps having never thought of his mother in this way before, says with wonder, “She must have been an angel.”
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
At a training led by USC Shoah Foundation education staff, Rwandan teachers learned how to build IWitness activities and incorporate IWitness into the new Rwandan national curriculum.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
As part of the IWitness Detroit program, USC Shoah Foundation education staff hosted a half-day IWitness workshop for educators at the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), Michigan, last Tuesday, April 19.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Members of the public can interact with New Dimensions in Testimony in its first un-moderated pilot at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) now through Labor Day.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
This seminar will extend Echoes & Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide Lessons and work to deepen participant knowledge of the topic through testimony and other IWitness resources.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Howard Cwick was born in the Bronx, New York, on August 25, 1923, to Samuel and Sarah Cwick, both Polish immigrants. Howard had an older sister, Sylvia. TheCwick family spoke both English and Yiddish, kept a kosher home, and attended synagogue three times a week. Howard went to school at P.S. 100 in the Bronx beforegoing on to Brooklyn Technical High School. When he was seven years old, Howard received his first camera and became interested in photography.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The American Society for Yad Vashem will honor Holocaust survivors in Hollywood at its annual gala in Los Angeles June 6, inspired by The Hollywood Reporter’s landmark story “Hollywood’s Last Survivors.”
Thursday, June 9, 2016
The Genocide Education Project will host a workshop for educators on how to incorporate testimony from Armenian Genocide survivors into their teaching at an event on Friday.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Gerald Breslauer, Mickey Rutman, Tammy Anderson and Sharon De Greiff have provided the $100,000 gift to create the Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellowship at the Center.
Friday, September 2, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will discuss New Dimensions in Testimony on Sept. 6 at the conference Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age, hosted by the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC).
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Echoes and Reflections, a Holocaust education partnership program of USC Shoah Foundation, Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem, published a new lesson dedicated to teaching students about antisemitism as it exists in the world today.
Friday, September 9, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation and the Latin American network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will convene for two days the weekend of Sept. 10-11 to discuss teaching about genocide in Latin America.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Borrowing from a tradition set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he assumed office in 1933 and announced an aggressive agenda for his first 100 days, USC Shoah Foundation will offer 100 Days to Inspire Respect starting Jan. 20, 2017, when America swears in its 45th president.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
A trio of eighth-graders from New Jersey who created a poetry group that has enabled students at their school to express their hardships and appreciation for one another has won the 2016 IWitness Video Challenge sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Today IWitness launched its entire suite of new content and features to coincide with the new school year, including 13 new multimedia activities on a variety of languages and topics.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Initial evaluations from the pilot exhibition of USC Shoah Foundation's New Dimensions in Testimony – a groundbreaking project that enables audiences to have a "virtual conversation" with projected images of Holocaust survivors – is proving the new technology is a valuable tool to ensure future generations will be able to have personal interactive experiences with Holocaust survivors long into the future.
Friday, November 4, 2016
In light of the heated rhetoric that has come to characterize this historically polarized presidential campaign, USC Shoah Foundation has released a new activity on IWitness – its free online education platform for secondary students – called “Skittles, Deplorables and ‘All Lives Matter’: Leadership and Media Literacy.”
Friday, January 15, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation intern Mahima Verma has spent the past year taking a brand-new type of testimony: the stories of second- and third-generation survivors.Verma, a sophomore history major at USC, first began working on the project in October 2014 at the suggestion of Karen Jungblut, director of research and documentation. The two devised a plan for Verma to take a small number of life history testimonies of the children and grandchildren of genocide survivors. Verma would then present her findings to staff of USC Shoah Foundation.

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