A few weeks ago, a student I was interviewing for a profile I was writing on him for USC Shoah Foundation’s website said something interesting: “Growing up Jewish, the Holocaust is pretty much always there.” I could identify. As someone who went to Hebrew school twice a week, every week, from the age of 5 to 13, the Holocaust was something I was always aware of. I was taught about it frequently, both in religious and regular school.
holocaust, education, usc, Israel, op-eds / Thursday, May 5, 2016
In just a few days, I’ll be graduating with my bachelors in International Relations from USC. As I sit here writing this piece, I have a chance to reflect on these three years of fundamental personal and academic growth, and in particular, on my incredibly rewarding intern experience at USC Shoah Foundation.
USCGrad, usc, Graudation, intern, reflection, op-eds / Wednesday, May 11, 2016
On Thursday, Oct. 27th, I witnessed history in the making. Nanjing Massacre survivor Xia Shuqin flew from Nanjing, China to Los Angeles to record a 3-D audiovisual testimony in Mandarin for USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony. For those of you who watched USC Shoah Foundation’s Instagram story that day, I was the intern behind the camera.
ndt, china, Mandarian, Madame Xia, usc, interns, GAM, op-eds / Monday, December 12, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation is currently fundraising for New Dimensions in Testimony, a new project being developed in concert with USC Institute for Creative Technologies and Conscience Display. The project is to capture three-dimensional interviews with a number of survivors so that in the future people will enable to engage with them conversationally.
preservation, conscious display, testimony, hologram, usc, ict / Monday, July 22, 2013
The award-winning French documentarian Claude Lanzmann will present his latest film and participate in a discussion with USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Tues., Dec. 10.
claude lanzmann, documentary, screening, usc, Stephen Smith / Monday, November 25, 2013
University of Southern California students will study post-genocide reconstruction this summer on the second annual Problems Without Passports trip to Rwanda. The course is led by USC Shoah Foundation's Dan Leshem and Amy Carnes.
problems without passports, Dan Leshem, amy carnes, usc, usc dornsife / Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Their focus is on Mexican-American youth activism of the 1930s and ‘40s, but the students in USC’s Echoes of the Mexican Voice journalism course will draw on aspects of USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive when they create their own multimedia website this semester.
usc, annenberg, mexico / Friday, February 21, 2014
Blavatnik Archive Foundation's Multimedia Exhibit on Soviet Jewish Soldiers Opens at USC Doheny Library
Thursday marked the grand opening of the Blavatnik Archive Foundation's exhibit about Soviet Jewish soldiers during World War II presented by USC Shoah Foundation and USC Doheny Library.
Blavatnik, doheny library, usc, soviet army, soviet russia, exhibit / Thursday, April 24, 2014
USC’s Armenian Student Association and Shoah Foundation Student Association (SFISA) are teaming up to produce an on-campus commemoration event for the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Thursday at noon, showcasing Armenian culture and history.
Armenian, sfisa, usc, commemoration / Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Rwandan Tutsi Genocide committee at the first Trojan Model UN utilized testimony from the Visual History Archive in order to give the delegates real-life scenarios they couldn’t get anywhere else.
united nations, usc, rwanda / Monday, November 3, 2014
As parents and families of USC students descended on campus on Thursday for the first day of Trojan Family Weekend, many were already making sure to stop by Doheny Memorial Library to learn about USC Shoah Foundation and explore the Visual History Archive.
usc, visual history archive / Thursday, November 13, 2014
The many artworks, films and books that emerged from the Holocaust are the topic of a course to be taught next semester at USC.
holocaust, Dan Leshem, usc / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s student association, DEFY, is working with other University of Southern California student groups to produce several on-campus events in observation of April’s Human Rights and Genocide Awareness Month.
genocide awareness month, defy, sfisa, usc / Monday, April 13, 2015
We have ample historical evidence that hateful words can be as dangerous as physical violence itself. German poet, Heinrich Heine said in 1821, “He who burns books will soon burn people.”
Rina Sampath, usc, Intolerance, racism, résistance, op-eds / Thursday, September 24, 2015
A few weeks ago, USC Student Body President Rini Sampath posted on her Facebook page about incidents of hatred and intolerance on campus. A Saturday night after a USC football game, Sampath had been walking down USC’s Fraternity Row when a man leaned out his frat house window and hurled a racial epithet and a beverage cup at her.
usc, Tolerance, rini Sampath, discrimination, op-eds / Monday, October 19, 2015
Families exploring USC at Trojan Family Weekend are invited to visit the USC Shoah Foundation exhibit to learn more about the Visual History Archive.
usc, trojan family weekend / Thursday, October 22, 2015