Toolkit

Welcome! Find resources to explore and share the work of USC Shoah Foundation.

2016 Year in Review

Language: English

MORE CLIPS...

Promotional Videos

The USC Shoah Foundation Story

Language: English

View “The USC Shoah Foundation Story,” a video about the Institute's history and its current mission at the University of Southern California.

  • The USC Shoah Foundation Story

    Language: English

    View “The USC Shoah Foundation Story,” a video about the Institute's history and its current mission at the University of Southern California.

  • Let Their Testimonies Speak

    Language: English

  • USC Shoah Foundation: The Academy for Humanity

    Language: English

  • Our Work with After School Matters in Chicago

    Language: English

Full-length Testimonies

Freddy Mutanguha's Full Testimony

Language: English

Freddy Mutanguha is a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Today he works with Aegis Trust as Regional Director, East Africa.

  • Freddy Mutanguha's Full Testimony

    Language: English

    Freddy Mutanguha is a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Today he works with Aegis Trust as Regional Director, East Africa.

  • Renée Firestone

    Language: English

    Renée Firestone is a survivor of the Holocaust and was among our first interviewees. She became a successful fashion designer, as well as a frequent speaker about her experiences during the war in schools, museums and other educational settings.

    Biographical Information about Renée Firestone

    Born April 13, 1924
    Uzhorod, Czechoslovakia
    Date of Interview October 11, 1994
    Location of Interview California, U.S.A.
    Length of Interview 2:31:36
    Ghetto(s) Uzhorod (Czechoslovakia: Ghetto)
    Camp(s) Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)
    Liebau (Germany: Concentration Camp)
    Liberated by Soviet armed forces
    Location of Liberation Liebau (Germany: Concentration Camp)

     

Video Links

Documentary Features

  • One Day in Auschwitz

    In this documentary which aired around the world via Discovery Communications and subsequently on Comcast and Showtime, Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon revisits Auschwitz 70 years after her liberation. Now 89, she shares her eyewitness experience and daily struggle for survival with two students the same age as she was during her internment.

  • Auschwitz

    Produced by Steven Spielberg and narrated by Meryl Streep, “Auschwitz” is a 15-minute documentary history of the infamous Nazi death camp. The film reached half a billion people during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.

Testimony Features (from annual Comcast partnership)

  • Music Saved My Life

    Illustrated by the art of survivors, this documentary compilation is based on the testimonies of three men who each detail a moment when they believe their musical ability saved their life.

  • Melodies of Auschwitz

    Alex Biniaz-Harris, grandson of Holocaust survivor Celina Biniaz, and fellow USC student Ambrose Soehn create an original composition in the hopes of echoing the authentic music found in the testimonies of Auschwitz survivors.

  • Notes of Survival

    This selection of testimony and historical photographs gives a snapshot of Holocaust survivors’ lives and the role of music, set to the songs sung in concentration camps as instruments to survive.

  • Education in Action: Journey Through Testimony

    As part one in USC Shoah Foundation’s Education in Action series, “The Past is Present: Journey Through Testimony” follows a group of teachers and students who travelled to Poland in 2015, revealing the impact of testimony on educators and youth alike.

  • Grace and Vanessa

    At the age of 10, Grace Uwamahoro made a decision to save the life of an infant destined to become yet another victim of the Rwandan genocide. This short film showcases their extraordinary story of resistance and compassion.

  • Words that Kill

    Despite their temporal and geographical differences, both the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide ideologies were fueled by the same tools of propaganda. Experts take a look at how German cinema and Rwandan radio spread the rhetoric of hate, warning against the rise of hate movements today.

Program-Specific

  • New Dimensions in Testimony

    New Dimensions in Testimony combines the the power of testimony with the latest technologies to provide people the opportunity to reach across generations and have a virtual conversation with a Holocaust survivor. This short introduction to NDT provides insight into the hows and whys of this amazing new way to interact with history.

  • Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education

    In partnership with the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education, USC Shoah Foundation developed a tailored version of IWitness designed specifically for Jewish schools so students can explore facets of Jewish life in Nazi Germany through testimony.

  • IWitness Detroit

    This introduction to USC Shoah Foundation's IWitness program in Detroit and partnership with the Ford Motor Company was shown at the 2015 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Regional Consultants

    USC Shoah Foundation consultants in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Rwanda share the inspiring impact of testimony on educators, and how those teachers engage their students through testimony.

  • Countering Anti-Semitism Through Testimony Pilot

    After the February 2015 attacks in Denmark, USC Shoah Foundation went to the Grand Synagogue of Copenhagen and recorded the testimony of those affected in an effort to understand and counter contemporary expressions of hatred.

  • Countering Anti-Semitism Through Testimony Retreat Footage (60:00)

    These interviews with witnesses of the antisemitic violence in Copenhagen in February 2015 are part of a USC Shoah Foundation pilot program to humanize the experience of historical and current antisemitism.

  • Discovery Education/USC Shoah Foundation Virtual experience

    This innovative virtual experience created by Discovery Education and USC Shoah Foundation engaged more than 400,000 students in an online conversation and exploration of Auschwitz, 70 years after its liberation.

  • Armenian Film Foundation Collaboration

    More than 300 eyewitness accounts of the Ottoman Empire’s persecution of the Armenian people have been added to the Visual History Archive thanks to a partnership with the Armenian Film Foundation, serving to counter the rhetoric of denial that still exists.