USC Shoah Foundation executive staff, supporters and partners met in China this week for the 2015 USC Global Conference, where they shared the Institute’s mission and newest projects with an international audience.
china, nanjing, Nanjing Massacre, nanjing survivor, global conference / Friday, October 30, 2015
Director of Research and Documentation Karen Jungblut hosted a visit from several Nanjing Massacre scholars this week to introduce the work of the Institute and discuss future partnerships.
Nanjing Massacre, nanjing, karen jungblut / Friday, November 20, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation is honoring the 78th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre today by returning to Nanjing to record 20 new testimonies for its Nanjing Massacre collection.
Nanjing Massacre, nanjing / Saturday, December 12, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation staff are currently in Nanjing, China, to record about 20 more testimonies of Nanjing Massacre survivors.
nanjing, Nanjing Massacre, nanjing survivor / Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The 22 new testimonies will bring the total number in the Nanjing Massacre collection to 72.
nanjing, Nanjing Massacre, nanjing survivor / Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Madame Xia Shuqin, child survivor of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, traveled from Nanjing, China, to Los Angeles this week to film an interview for USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT) project.
New Dimensions in Testimony, nanjing, Nanjing Massacre / Friday, October 28, 2016
The Holocaust is inarguably the most heinous crime against a group of people we have seen in modern times. Despite decades of wrestling with how such an atrocity could have occurred and the postwar generation promising never again, history keeps repeating itself. Therefore, the collection and the custody of testimonies from those who bear witness remains a necessary task for as long as inhumanities keep occurring. Genocide and crimes against humanity transcend religions, cultures, languages, geographic regions, socioeconomics, gender, age, etc., making testimony collection across all cultures not only a moral responsibility, but imperative given the mission of USC Shoah Foundation. We know for sure that under a certain set of circumstances, genocide could happen anywhere, and again.
nanjing, Nanjing Massacre, GAM, op-eds / Thursday, January 26, 2017
Staff Visit Nanjing University and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to Present Indexing Methodology and New Dimensions in Testimony
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
First Mandarin-Language New Dimensions in Testimony Exhibit Premieres at Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
On the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre today, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China, debuted its permanent exhibition of New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT), USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive survivor testimony technology.
New Dimensions in Testimony, nanjing, Nanjing Massacre / Tuesday, December 12, 2017
In China, the number of people still alive who survived the 1937 Nanjing Massacre at the hands of Japanese invaders has fallen to minuscule levels – some experts put the number around 80. USC Shoah Foundation’s collection of about 100 testimonies of survivors from this rampage that killed some 300,000 civilians and unarmed soldiers includes the vast majority of them. This fall, the Institute reached a milestone: The entire collection of Nanjing testimonies has been indexed and subtitled in English.
nanjing, collections / Monday, November 18, 2019
南加州大学与侵华日军南京大屠杀纪念馆合作扩展影像历史档案加利福尼亚洛杉矶 2013年12月13日 南加州大学纳粹屠犹基金会与侵华日军南京大屠杀遇难同胞纪念馆展开历史性的合作，为1937年南京大屠杀最后的幸存者保留证言。新的证言旨在构建起完整的个人生活史，包括他们在南京大屠杀之前和之后的社会文化生活。1937年12月13日，侵华日军占领了当时中国的首都南京，在近两个月时间内杀害了平民与大量解除武装的中国士兵达30万人以上。这些证言将为南京大屠杀历史增添新的视角与知识，并将于2014年2月归入美国南加州大学纳粹屠犹基金会下属的影像历史档案库。采访的程序是根据纳粹屠犹基金会在采集纳粹大屠杀幸存者证言以及采集柬埔寨和卢旺达大屠杀幸存者证言时所积累的经验。新采集的证言也将加入侵华日军南京大屠杀遇难同胞纪念馆已有的档案中。侵华日军南京大屠杀遇难同胞纪念馆与南加州大学纳粹屠犹基金会的合作项目超越了一般层面上对于南京大屠杀见证人的经历梳理、档案整理或是宣传报道，而是试图通过客观和规范的研究，深入到南京大屠杀见证人的生活状况、心理状态、历史意义和现实价值等层面，驳斥日本右翼势力对历史的歪曲和否定，引发学界、政界、商界和社会公众对该群体的关注，揭示创伤性记忆、悲剧文化、历史废墟对于文明进步的意义。
nanjing, 1937 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall Collaborate To Expand Visual History Archive
USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall have embarked on a historic effort to preserve the testimonies of the last survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanjing.
nanjing, visual history archive, collection, testimony, china / Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As I write this, I am standing alongside 30 of the last 200 survivors of the Nanjing Massacre, which began 76 years ago Friday. Sirens sound around this Chinese city as the last few eyewitnesses of a massacre gather. Starting Dec. 13, 1937, and lasting six weeks, as many as 300,000 civilians were murdered during the atrocities.
nanjing, op-eds / Friday, December 13, 2013
On the heels of USC Shoah Foundation’s new partnership with the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to collect and preserve testimony of Nanjing Massacre survivors, the educational platform Facing History and Ourselves signed an agreement to integrate three of those testimonies into its own educational materials.
nanjing, nanjing survivor, education, teacher, teaching, testimony / Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Executive director Stephen Smith highlights just a few of USC Shoah Foundation's 2013 achievements.
Stephen Smith, 2013, nanjing, iwitness, problems without passports, visual history archive / Friday, December 20, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation added a new country and language to the Visual History Archive and surpassed 20,000 IWitness users in the last quarter of 2013.
iwitness, visual history archive, statistics, nanjing, educator, student / Wednesday, January 15, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest testimony collection, the Nanjing Massacre, is now fully integrated and viewable in the Visual History Archive.
nanjing, visual history archive, testimony, collection / Friday, February 28, 2014
I recently returned to China to record audio-visual testimonies from survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre. In February 2014, the Institute incorporated 12 Nanjing testimonies into its Visual History Archive, adding a new perspective to the 53,000 testimonies that we collected from the Holocaust and the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide.
Nanjing Massacre, china, nanjing, GAM, op-eds / Thursday, October 9, 2014
Former USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Douglas Greenberg's Comparative Genocide course at Rutgers University has had a profound effect on his students.
Doug Greenberg, visual history archive, nanjing, rwanda / Friday, December 12, 2014
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