The Shoah Foundation Story

In 1994 we launched an unprecedented effort to record, preserve, and share the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Over the past 30 years, we have built a world-class institute anchored in their voices. Learn more about our global impact.

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We are currently recording survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. If you are a survivor or know someone who is, we would love to hear from you. We are also looking for interviewers.

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Ambassadors for Humanity 2024 Gala: Join us in New York City, October 13, 2024
USC Shoah Foundation Event
In 1994, the USC Shoah Foundation launched an unprecedented effort to record, preserve, and share the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Over the past 30 years, we have built a world-class institute anchored in their voices.…
  • October 13, 2024

Latest News

The USC Shoah Foundations mourns the passing of friend and colleague Ita Gordon, an indexer, translator, mentor, and researcher who, for nearly thirty years, channeled her passion for testimony into diligent care and expertise that helped the organization become a world leader in collecting, preserving, and sharing Holocaust survivor testimony. Read More
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 10:50am
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we pay tribute to some of the people who helped build the organization. Ita Gordon has worked as an indexer, translator, mentor, and researcher at the USC Shoah Foundation since its founding 30 years ago, channeling her passion for the organization’s mission into diligent care and helping to establish the USC Shoah Foundation as a world leader in collecting, preserving, and sharing survivor testimony. Read More
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 2:36pm
The Division of Academic Programs at the USC Shoah Foundation invites applications for its inaugural Azrieli Research Fellowship for graduate students who are pursuing an Master’s degree (M.A., M.Ed., MMSt., MI, or other recognized Master’s-level program) or PhD during the spring or summer 2025 term. Read More
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 1:17pm
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