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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 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
The USC Shoah Foundation has named two key members to its senior leadership team, Senior Director of Programs Catherine E. Clark and Director of Administration Jenna Leventhal. The appointments represent a pivotal restructuring under the leadership of Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Robert J. Williams as the organization marks its 30th anniversary amid a global rise in antisemitism. Read More
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 11:55am
The USC Shoah Foundation is saddened by the loss of Holocaust survivor, former Haganah sniper, and renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer. She was 96 years old.  Known for her 4’7’’ stature, matter-of-fact attitudes toward sex and sexuality and her German-accented catchphrase “get some!,” Dr. Ruth ruled the 1980s and revolutionized the way Americans spoke about sex. Her candid, humorous discussions of taboo topics made “Grandma Freud” the nation’s official sexpert.  Read More
Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 8:54pm
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