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Upcoming Events

'Entangled History': Jewish and Roma Families in French Internment Camps
USC Shoah Foundation Event
A public lecture by Clara Dijkstra (PhD candidate in History, University of Cambridge, Christ’s College) 2023-2024 USC Shoah Foundation Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom)…
  • September 28, 2023
  • Taper Hall (THH), Room 309K , 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, California, 90089, United States
On the History of Antisemitism: Antisemitism Lecture Series
USC Shoah Foundation Event
In this lecture, Dr. Robert J. Williams, Mark Weitzman, and Dr. James Wald will present on their recently-published edited volume, the Routledge History of Antisemitism.…
  • October 11, 2023
  • USC Shoah Foundation Headquarters, 650 W. McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, California, 90089, United States

Latest News

In early September, Clara Dijkstra, a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Cambridge and the 2023-2024 USC Shoah Foundation Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies, arrived for her monthlong residency at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research (CAGR). In her doctoral research, she is exploring the experiences of Jewish and Roma families in the French internment camps of Drancy, Poitiers, and Montreuil-Bellay between 1940 and 1946, using mainly letters and oral testimonies as sources.  Read More
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 2:25pm
More than 300 people turned out Wednesday for a public convening at which a high-level panel discussed threats to Holocaust memory caused by growing antisemitism and revisionist campaigns that deny and distort details of the Shoah. Read More
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 10:15am
With anti-Jewish violence and rhetoric on the rise around the world, the USC Shoah Foundation this fall launches a new Antisemitism Lecture Series where leading scholars will guide audiences through the latest research on this persistent and shapeshifting bigotry. Read More
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 3:45pm

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Together We Are Stronger Than Hate

Stronger Than Hate, an initiative that draws on the power of eyewitness testimony to help students and the general public recognize and counter antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hatred.

The Willesden Project

Inspired by the power of story to transform lives, this groundbreaking initiative available in IWitness combines testimony, technology and music to reshape Holocaust education.

You can help us make a difference
Our education programs bring the voices of survivors into classrooms, impacting future generations to build a better world based on empathy, understanding and respect.