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Our Top Stories of 2019

The Swedish History Museum’s “Speaking Memories” exhibit. (Photo: Erik Lernestål/National Historical Museums)


“Why We Hate” docuseries on Discovery kicks off with a panel that included a former Nazi and a genocide survivor

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The panel, moderated by USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith, occurred in conjunction with a screening for the docuseries.

“We Share The Same Sky” Is The First Testimony-Based Podcast Presented By USC Shoah Foundation, Bringing History To Life Through Exquisite Narration, Interviews And Archival Materials

Monday, September 30, 2019

Award-Winning photographer, writer and educator Rachael Cerrotti tells the extraordinary story of her grandmother’s escape from the Nazis by retracing her grandmother’s steps, while living a personal journey of love and loss.

Personal stories of surviving the Holocaust unveiled at powerful art exhibition

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Portraits of Holocaust survivors appear alongside interactive testimonies in Facing Survival, a USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation collaboration open through Dec. 7.

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Award $10,000 in Scholarships and Prizes to 2019 ‘Stronger Than Hate Challenge’ Winners

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Challenge Winners Use ‘Stronger Than Hate’ Grant Awards to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in California and Pennsylvania School Communities.

Holocaust survivors tell their stories on location at concentration camps for 360-degree videos

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A USC Shoah Foundation film crew is recording four new testimonies in Central Europe this week at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Mauthausen, the Warsaw Ghetto and other historic sites. The project to capture the 360-degree testimonies stems from a partnership with the International March of the Living program.

New USC Shoah Foundation documentary for Discovery Channel delivers cautionary message from WWII heroes

Monday, April 29, 2019

In “Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses,” Holocaust liberators and liberation witnesses vividly share their World War II experiences in their own words. The film draws parallels between the past and the present.

Center for Advanced Genocide Research celebrates five years of unique academic programming and research

Thursday, April 25, 2019

On April 25, 2019, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research celebrated the fifth anniversary of its founding.

New IWalk app enhances Holocaust education in Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

On the day of the IWalk launch, 35 teachers in Philadelphia were trained on how to use the new app, which guides users through a plaza that memorializes the Holocaust.

The making of a comprehensive Armenian Genocide oral history project

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Roughly 1,000 audio-only interviews recorded by students of UCLA history Professor Richard Hovannisian were entrusted to USC Shoah Foundation. This week, Hovannisian and three of his former students gave a talk about how they amassed such a large repository of memory at so crucial a time, “when denialism was huge.”

Swedish History Museum becomes first European museum to exhibit Dimensions in Testimony

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Dimensions in Testimony highlights “Speaking Memories,” an exhibit by the organization Jewish Culture in Sweden featuring the voices and stories of Holocaust survivors. The Swedish History Museum also launched access to the 55,000 testimonies in the Institute’s Visual History Archive.