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New Testimonies Spanning More than a Century Added to Visual History Archive

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 1:26pm
USC Shoah Foundation has added 132 testimonies to its Visual History Archive. These firsthand accounts of mass atrocities spanning more than 100 years are now available to researchers, educators, family members, and the public.
Helen Colin on Auschwitz
Helen Colin on life in the ghetto

Mona Golabek Brings ‘Willesden Lane’ to New York City/Tri-state Audiences

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 10:18am

USC Shoah Foundation partner and celebrated pianist Mona Golabek is scheduled to bring her livestreamed theatrical performance and concert to students and educators in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut at two signature events later this month.

Community Connections

Testimony of Espionage, Scheming, and Survival Reunites and Expands a Family

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 3:31pm
Phil Scheinman didn’t know he had close relatives who survived the Holocaust until he saw the testimony of André Scheinmann, a cousin he calls the “Jewish James Bond”. Phil created a movie that brought together 400 family members — many of them newly discovered — to learn how André ran a network of 300 agents for the French Resistance and, even after he was sent to concentration camp, helped save dozens of lives.
Voices from the Archive

Jewish James Bond Aided MI6 and Fellow Prisoners

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 3:14pm
Under an assumed identity, Joseph André Scheinmann ran a French Resistance network of 300 agents that funneled information to the British. After his arrest and internment, he continued his scheming to save the lives of 100s of fellow prisoners.

The Visual History Archive is now at Harvard University

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 1:54pm

USC Shoah Foundation recently launched the Visual History Archive at Harvard University, establishing a powerful bridge from coast to coast, including a vibrant and timely panel discussion examining hate and disinformation in public discourse and concrete pathways to address the problems we face.

20,000 To Gather at Virtual Conference for Survivors, Family and Community

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 12:53pm
This week, more than 20,000 people will attend Liberation 75, a virtual, global gathering for Holocaust survivors, their descendants, scholars, educators, and the wider community. The online conference, taking place May 4 to 9, is cosponsored by more than 200 organizations, including USC Shoah Foundation.

2020 Lev Fellows Present on Their Research with Testimonies

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 3:09pm

“Research With Testimonies: Featuring the Center's 2020 Lev Student Research Fellows”

Lucy Sun (USC undergraduate student, History major) and Rachel Zaretsky (MFA candidate in Art, USC Roski School of Art and Design)

2020 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellows

April 14, 2021


Florian Zabransky Lectures about Male Jewish Intimacy and Agency in Oral History Interviews

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:01pm

“Speaking About Sexuality: Male Jewish Intimacy and Agency in Oral History Interviews”

Florian Zabransky (PhD candidate at the Weidenfeld Institute–Centre for German-Jewish Studies at University of Sussex, UK)

2020-2021 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow

April 6, 2021