The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2018-2019 Center Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
cagr / Sunday, September 3, 2017
The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust's pilot NDT installation marks the world premiere of the NDT testimony of Eva Schloss, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank.
New Dimensions in Testimony / Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Now, a few weeks later, Lipstadt's remarks are more critically relevant than ever before.
advancement, antiSemitism / Thursday, September 7, 2017
Over a dozen new multimedia activities in a variety of languages have been published on IWitness in time for the new school year.
IWitness activity, iwitness / Friday, September 8, 2017
​USC Shoah Foundation integrated the first 984 English-language transcripts into the Visual History Archive over the weekend – the first such update since ProQuest began working on transcribing testimonies as part of its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation last year.
visual history archive, visual history archive program, proquest, transcipt / Monday, September 11, 2017
Documentary filmmaker, historian and curator Christian Delage gave a live interview on the Institute’s Facebook page last week, wherein he discussed his past 20 years of experience researching and making films on genocide, and where his latest project on the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks diverges from standardized methods for gathering testimony.
cagr / Tuesday, September 12, 2017
“Pastrami, Tacos, Burgers: Continuity and Change in Boyle Heights” is now published on IWitness, incorporating Holocaust survivor testimony clips into a guided walk through the historic immigrant community of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.
iwitness, iwalk, Los Angeles / Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The museum staff and students were among the first to see the NDT testimony of Nanjing Massacre survivor Madame Xia Shuqin.
New Dimensions in Testimony, nanjing, Nanjing Massacre / Thursday, September 14, 2017
IWitness has implemented the first phase of its expansion of the IWitness website's search capabilities.
iwitness / Friday, September 22, 2017
The Ways to Inspire Respect Professional Development series launching today will engage with real-world issues that teachers face in classrooms, such as cultural conflict, lack of dialogue or inappropriate dialogue, and confusion around issues of identity that can quickly escalate in schools and distract from curricular goals.
iwitness, webinar, stronger than hate, professional development, education / Thursday, September 21, 2017
Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg believes it is his duty to share what happened to him, his family, and millions of other Jews during World War II. He regularly shares his story with students all over the world.
/ Friday, September 15, 2017
Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg made his first trip to USC Shoah Foundation last week to learn about the Institute’s work, screen the new documentary in which he is featured, and make a special donation to Institute founder Steven Spielberg.
Steven Spielberg, ed mosberg, destination unknown / Tuesday, September 19, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation staff and partners will present the Visual History Archive and IWitness at a seminar and conference in Central Europe next week.
Prague, budapest, iwitness, seminar, conference / Monday, September 25, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation was featured at the USC Institute of Armenian Studies’ Innovate Armenia festival for the first time on Saturday.
Armenian Genocide, kori street / Tuesday, September 26, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation will once again invite USC students and their families to learn more about the Institute and watch testimonies in the Visual History Archive on October 12 and 13 at Trojan Family Weekend.
/ Wednesday, September 27, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s IWalk at the site of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine is helping students gain a deeper understanding of the tragedy in commemoration of its 76th anniversary this week.
Ukraine, babi yar, iwalk / Friday, September 29, 2017
On July 30, 1937 the head of Soviet secret police Nikolai Ezhov signed the order that started a mass punitive operation against their own citizens.
op-eds / Thursday, September 14, 2017
We are sad to learn of the passing of Kurt Messerschmidt, Holocaust survivor, educator and beloved cantor. He was 102. Messerschmidt was born Jan. 2, 1915 in Weneuchen, Germany, but moved to Berlin in 1918 and excelled as a linguistics scholar, gymnast and musician. He was well-respected and a leader among his classmates and teachers, but was unable to attend college because of anti-Jewish measures implemented by the Nazis.
in memoriam / Thursday, September 14, 2017
The international Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) awarded IWitness its Seal of Alignment for Proficiency after a rigorous review process, marking five years that IWitness has been approved by ISTE.
iste, iwitness / Saturday, September 30, 2017
Visitors will find exciting ways to prepare, teach, and connect with Echoes & Reflections with expanded features throughout.
echoes and reflections, iwitness / Monday, September 18, 2017
The 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Week team gave a public lecture to discuss the progress of their project so far, in which they plan to comparatively analyze the individual experiences and narratives of Holocaust survivors in four Latin American countries.
cagr / Tuesday, September 5, 2017