News for April 2022

"Growing Up Jewish During the Holocaust in Hungary”
Barnabas Balint (PhD candidate in History, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK) 
2021-2022 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow 
March 29, 2022

/ Friday, April 29, 2022

"Reclaiming the 'Ruins of Memory': Gender, Agency, and Imagination in Stories of the Shoah”
Sara R. Horowitz  (York University, Canada) 
2020-2021 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence 
March 23, 2022

/ Friday, April 29, 2022

"Shades of Agency: Choice, Survival & Resistance of Jewish Women During the Holocaust in Transnistria”
Lilia Tomchuk (PhD candidate in History, Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt, Germany) 
2021-2022 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow 
March 2, 2022

/ Friday, April 29, 2022

USC Shoah Foundation is saddened to learn about the passing of Max Glauben, a child survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Majdanek and Dachau concentration camps, and a veteran of the United States Army. In 2018, Max was interviewed by USC Shoah Foundation, in association with the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum—a center he helped found—for the interactive Dimensions in Testimony exhibit. He recorded his original video testimony for USC Shoah Foundation in Dallas, Texas in 1996.

/ Thursday, April 28, 2022

Joseph Greenblatt believes it was the antisemitic taunts he endured throughout his childhood in Warsaw that led him to a life of resistance. He was a key player in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and then took on the Germans again, this time with the Polish Home Army in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 — for which he later received a medal.

Greenblatt’s testimony, recorded in New York City in 1996, is contained in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

/ Wednesday, April 27, 2022
"During the Holocaust I was living in a cocoon, with blinders. I lived completely in the present moment, because at any second, any Nazi, any German, any Kapo, could do away with me. You were like a gnat that they could squash. So, you lived inside a cocoon and hoped that one the day the butterfly would come out."
/ Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research is proud to announce its cooperation with a German government funded multi-institutional Holocaust research project entitled #LastSeen - Pictures of Nazi Deportations.

/ Wednesday, April 20, 2022

When Sam Kadorian was a child, Ottoman soldiers would conduct drills in a field near his home in Mezre (modern-day Elazığ, Turkey), adjacent to the fortress town of Kharpert. Sam would stand close by, mimicking their drills.

/ Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida (HMREC) has unveiled architectural renderings of the new Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity in Orlando, Florida that will be the world’s first Holocaust museum designed around survivor and witness testimonies.

USC Shoah Foundation serves as a content and creative partner in the development of the new museum, the first time the Institute has teamed with a Holocaust Museum to design and implement a ground-up and permanent museum-wide exhibition.

/ Monday, April 18, 2022

A powerful documentary that hinges on USC Shoah Foundation testimony raises difficult questions about how Hungary memorializes victims of the Nazi occupation and confronts its own role in wartime atrocities.

Released last year, filmmaker Dániel Ács’ Monument to the Murderers recounts the controversy surrounding a monument erected in Budapest in 2005 to honor local victims of World War II.

/ Saturday, April 16, 2022