PhD Candidates Gather at USC for Researching the Holocaust Workshop

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 5:00pm

Graduate students specializing in Holocaust research will come together at the University of Southern California beginning Monday for the week-long Researching the Holocaust workshop.

The workshop brings together graduate students from the United States, Canada, and Israel to exchange ideas, conduct on-site research, and share their results on the Holocaust, including its antecedents and aftermath. It is the second installment of a workshop series, now co-organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and Yad Vashem in Israel.  

The workshop is hosted at USC with the generous support of USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and Yad Vashem, International Institute for Holocaust Research.

The participants will spend Tuesday receiving introductions to USC’s archives and library collections, including the Lion Feuchtwanger Archive, USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive and the USC Holocaust and Genocide Studies Collection.

From Wednesday to Friday, participants will give presentations on their research and engage in dialogue with each other at five different sessions. The researchers hail from universities including Northwestern, Haifa University, UCLA, and Concordia University in Canada. Their research covers a wide range of topics, from Jewish partisans in Lithuania to post-war American Jewish philanthropy.

The week concludes with an opportunity for the participants to conduct their own research in the Visual History Archive.

For more information about the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, visit