With the addition of the Armenian Film Foundation collection and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco (JFCS)’s collection of Holocaust testimonies, USC Shoah Foundation now has 53,583 testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses from 61 countries in 39 languages.
/ Thursday, May 29, 2014
Esther Toporek Finder discusses how second and third generation survivors embrace the message of education and remembrance in this article from PastForward Spring 2014.
/ Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Jacqueline Semha Gmach traveled to Paris last month to oversee the recording of four testimonies for USC Shoah Foundation’s new North Africa and Middle East collection, and returned inspired and awed by the interviewees and their experiences.
/ Monday, May 26, 2014
Yevnigue Salibian is one of the few remaining survivors of the Armenian Genocide, and one of last to provide testimony of that event for the USC Shoah Foundation. She was just a baby when the atrocity began, but has clear recollections of events that lasted into the early 1920s.
/ Friday, May 23, 2014
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.
/ Thursday, May 22, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s education staff have published an article revealing IWitness’s profound effect on high school students around the world in an annual publication by UNESCO.
/ Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I look at the picture and realize this is why I’m working at the USC Shoah Foundation. This is what it’s all about. The photo shows two women standing in a field of green grass dotted with dandelions. The younger of the two has her arm wrapped around the other. The older woman smiles at the camera, while the other’s attention is focused only on her friend. The bond between them comes through; the love they share is unmistakable.

/ Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Testimony clips of Hungarian Holocaust survivors have been incorporated into a fascinating project out of Budapest: Open Society Archive’s “Yellow-Star Houses” online mapping exhibit.
/ Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Holocaust has always been a topic close to my heart. Not only because I am Jewish and Israeli, but also because I’ve been learning about the Holocaust since my childhood. Last year, I felt the strongest connection to the Holocaust when I attended March of the Living, a two-week trip to Poland and Israel.

/ Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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