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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Damaged videotapes in the Visual History Archive, previously thought to be unfixable, are being restored thanks to new software developed by USC Shoah Foundation technology staff.
Friday, February 28, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest testimony collection, the Nanjing Massacre, is now fully integrated and viewable in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
All over Ukraine, testimony from the Visual History Archive is inspiring children to create remarkable artwork representing true scenes of discrimination during the Holocaust. With their artwork, each of these young Ukrainians is hoping to earn a place at an annual summer camp dedicated to building tolerance and awareness of their country’s diverse cultures.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The 53,000 testimonies in the Visual History Archive from the USC Shoah Foundation tell a complete personal history of life before, during and after the interviewee’s firsthand experience with genocide.These testimonies are an invaluable resource for humanity, as in addition to their experience through some of the darkest chapters of human history; the testimonies also recount happy memories of childhood and successes in life including careers, children and grandchildren. 
Monday, August 24, 2015
When watching a testimony in the Visual History Archive, Liliane Weissberg pays close attention to the words the survivor is saying, and, just as importantly, to the silences in between those words.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Ten Rwandan testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive are the latest additions to IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive educational website.
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.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Looking into a mirror and making sure her hair looked just so, Yevnigue Salibian didn’t notice me as I was taking her picture. It took a few seconds, but when she finally realized I had documented her act of vanity, she smiled coyly.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Matsuoka interviewed hundreds of Nanjing Massacre survivors and perpetrators and is nicknamed "the conscience of Japan."
Monday, July 22, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is currently fundraising for New Dimensions in Testimony, a new project being developed in concert with USC Institute for Creative Technologies and Conscience Display. The project is to capture three-dimensional interviews with a number of survivors so that in the future people will enable to engage with them conversationally.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw is now offering educational programming for students that uses the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Every once in a while, I have a moment when seemingly disconnected ideas collide in peculiar relief, bringing clarity and making sense – admittedly sometimes only to me. I had one of those days recently when I was looking at the calendar and realized that International Women’s Day on March 8 was approaching.
Monday, August 26, 2013
International educators discuss testimony-based educationA conversation with Werner Dreier, Alice Herscovitch, and Karen PolakBy Kori Street
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
On the heels of USC Shoah Foundation’s new partnership with the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to collect and preserve testimony of Nanjing Massacre survivors, the educational platform Facing History and Ourselves signed an agreement to integrate three of those testimonies into its own educational materials.
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.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall have embarked on a historic effort to preserve the testimonies of the last survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanjing.
Monday, September 23, 2013
As the Institute continues to expand its outreach to students, and as students began to watch, edit, combine, and reconfigure clips from the Visual History Archive, what do they need to know?
Thursday, October 10, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s liaisons in Italy will give a presentation to Italian Parliament Oct. 16 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Roman Jews.
Monday, December 9, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation associate director of research Dan Leshem and former Institute Fellow Jeffrey Shandler will lead a seminar about video interviews of Holocaust survivors at the Association for Jewish Scholars (AJS) conference next week.
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.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Today begins a 10-part series that takes a detailed look at each of the 10 Echoes and Reflections lessons. We begin with Lesson 1: Studying the Holocaust.
Friday, September 27, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 3: Nazi Germany.
Friday, October 4, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 4: The Ghettos.
Friday, October 11, 2013
We continue the 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 5: The "Final Solution."
Friday, October 18, 2013
Our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 6: Jewish Resistance.
Friday, November 1, 2013
The 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 8: Survivors and Liberators.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 9: Perpetrators, Collaborators and Bystanders
Monday, September 9, 2013
Kay Andrews, a lecturer at the Institute of Education’s Centre for Holocaust Education, University of London, discusses how testimony is bringing the authentic survivor voice to Holocaust education in the United Kingdom.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Researchers conducting the study for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences say their conclusions are all the more vital in an age where, thanks to the internet, youth are more susceptible to believing “fake information.”
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
You never know what you will find in the Visual History Archive. You hear stories of survival, death, life, hope and even friendship amidst the chaos of genocide. Sidney Shafner and Marcel Levy have remained friends for over 70 years – since the liberation of the concentration camp Dachau.

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