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As a survivor of the genocide, Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez fully understands the complexities involved not only in surviving such an atrocity, but also in healing and moving forward.
Guatemala / Friday, January 2, 2015
Today marks the launch of #BeginsWithMe, a social media campaign led by USC Shoah Foundation that encourages people to share what they will do to learn from the Holocaust and help fight prejudice and intolerance.
beginswithme, Auschwitz70 / Monday, January 5, 2015
Andrew Ferber, son of Holocaust survivor Roman Ferber, visited USC Shoah Foundation to present the Institute with a copy of his father’s book Journey of Ashes: A Boyhood in the Holocaust. The book is available on Amazon.
/ Tuesday, January 6, 2015
A testimony-based audiovisual resource for educators in Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary is now available online.
Czech Republic, pant, Martin Smok, hungary, poland / Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Students learn the fascinating story of Helen Fagin, who survived the Holocaust running a clandestine school, living under a false identity and even escaping deportation, in this Information Quest.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, January 8, 2015
ext week the USC Shoah Foundation will host the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) 2015 Winter Seminar: “Fading Memories and Emerging Voices: The Changing State of Holocaust Research.”
aho, seminar / Friday, January 9, 2015
Karen Jungblut, Director of Research and Documentation, Attends Nanjing Massacre Commemoration in China
Three months after collecting 18 new testimonies for USC Shoah Foundation’s Nanjing Massacre collection, Karen Jungblut, director of research and documentation, returned to Nanjing, China, to observe the National Day of Remembrance of the Nanjing Massacre and meet with survivors and partners.
Nanjing Massacre, nanjing, nanjing survivor, karen jungblut / Monday, January 12, 2015
Auschwitz Survivors Tell Their Stories in New CNN Documentary to be Shown in Pre-Release Screening at USC
“Voices of Auschwitz” tells the stories of four survivors from the Nazi German Concentration and extermination camp. The hour-long special is hosted by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.
Auschwitz70 / Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Dr. Jared McBride is the first recipient of the Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Doug Greenberg, cagr / Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Students learn the incredible true story of a group of Ukrainian Jews who hid in underground caves during the Holocaust in the IWitness Information Quest activity that ties into the 2013 film No Place on Earth.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, January 15, 2015
Program „Auschwitz - Przeszłość jest obecna” wspiera oficjalne obchody 70. rocznicy wyzwolenia niemieckiego nazistowskiego obozu śmierci Auschwitz
USC Shoah Foundation - Instytut Historii Wizualnej i Edukacji i Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau w Oświęcimiu wesprze oficjalne obchody 70. rocznicy wyzwolenia Auschwitz, które odbędą się 27 stycznia 2015 r. realizując ogólnoświatowy program informacyjny i edukacyjny „Auschwitz - Przeszłość jest obecna”.
/ Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Holocaust may not seem obviously relevant for Hungarian students studying for their master’s in social work, nursing and other health-related topics. But a "Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century" graduate is using testimony to teach just such a course
Teaching with Testimony in 21st Century, hungary / Friday, January 16, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation will once again offer USC students the opportunity to study post-genocide reconstruction in Rwanda this summer on the annual “Rebuilding Rwanda: Memory, Testimony, and Living Together After Genocide” course at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
pwp, problems without passports, rwanda / Tuesday, January 20, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation spent seven months researching the identities of every child in the liberation photo of the children behind the barbed wire, and reunited four of them yesterday in Krakow.
/ Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Kizito Kalima Information Quest in IWitness introduces students to the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide and the story of Kizito Kalima, one of its survivors.
/ Thursday, January 22, 2015
Auschwitz was one of five death camps established by the Nazis in Poland where Jews were taken to be murdered during the so-called “Final Solution,” a euphemism for the their genocide. We know it through the horrific photos of trains filled with Jews, of men being split from women, parents from children, of the uniformed Nazi wagging his finger, and of the brick chimneys billowing smoke. But there is a much more intimate story still to be heard.
Auschwitz70, PastisPresent, holocaust memorial day, op-eds / Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The sense of history in the making was palpable Monday in Krakow, Poland, where more than 20 staff members of USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education attended a reception to honor more than 100 Auschwitz survivors on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp.
a70, auschwitz / Tuesday, January 27, 2015
As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles, it falls to future generations to ensure their stories remain vibrant and strong.
/ Monday, January 26, 2015
Seventy years after the camp was liberated, institute helps bring survivors, teachers and others to milestone event.
/ Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It took months of preparation. But there is little one can do to prepare for a visit to Auschwitz.
a70, auschwitz / Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Historian Richard G. Hovannisian talks of straddling two cultures — and the ‘forgotten genocide’
armenia, collection, Armenian Genocide / Monday, February 2, 2015
Students at CSS South Quadrant in England observed Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 with a unique IWitness installation led by teacher Tony Cole.
iwitness, holocaust memorial day / Monday, February 2, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation invites proposals for its 2015 Teaching Fellows program that will provide summer support for faculty to integrate the Institute’s testimonies into new or existing courses.
teaching fellowship / Tuesday, February 3, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation invites proposals for its 2015-16 Rutman Teaching Fellow program that will provide summer support for one member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty to integrate the Institute’s testimonies into a new or modified existing course.
rutman teaching fellow / Tuesday, February 3, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation invites professors to apply for its summer 2015 teaching fellowships.
rutman teaching fellow, teaching fellowship / Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University in Prague marked its fifth year as a full access site of the Visual History Archive with a conference that brought together local dignitaries, scholars, and students.
Charles University, Malach Center, Martin Smok, Prague / Wednesday, February 4, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is seeking proposals for three exciting opportunities: the USC Student Research Fellowships, Greenberg Research Fellowship, and the international workshop “Music as Resistance to Genocide.”
cagr, Doug Greenberg, douglas greenberg, research fellow / Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In the Video Activity 1936 Olympic Athletes: Competing and Inspiring students will examine the issue of civil rights and the presence of racism in society through the lens of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
IWitness activity / Thursday, February 5, 2015
“My father is Jewish. My mother is Jewish. And I am Jewish.” Those were the words I kept repeating to myself as I boarded my flight from JFK to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Auschwitz70, memory, anti-semitism, past is present, op-eds, antiSemitism / Thursday, February 5, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will speak at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Armenian Genocide symposium this Sunday, Feb. 8.
Armenian Genocide, Stephen Smith / Friday, February 6, 2015