Our mission is to develop empathy, understanding and respect through testimony
We are thankful and relieved that after a harrowing day all hostages at Congregation Beth Israel are out and safe. This incident is a potent reminder of the threat antisemitism poses to civil society and to Jewish communities around the world.
As antisemitic violence escalated around the world in recent years, USC Shoah Foundation responded by launching the Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony Program. This collection of testimony documents personal stories of antisemitism, from its often-subtle origins to its most violent consequences.
We invite you to learn more here: https://sfi.usc.edu/focalpoint/antisemitism
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Our storytelling projects are both based on and inspired by the more than 55,000 testimonies in the Institute’s archive. They offer a deeper look into the emotional complexities of our survivor stories and told through the written word, video, audio and photography. They are opportunities to explore the impact that these voices have and the way in which testimony drives our understanding of conflict and grief as well as resilience, resistance and hope.
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.
Inspired by the power of story to transform lives, this groundbreaking initiative available in IWitness combines testimony, technology and music to reshape Holocaust education.
USC Shoah Foundation is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute currently has over 55,000 testimonies recorded in 43 languages in 65 countries that allow us to see the faces and hear the voices of those who witnessed history, allowing them to teach, to memorialize, and to inspire.