USC Shoah Foundation Applauds Creation of California Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 9:14am

USC Shoah Foundation welcomes the creation of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education.

USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith, who in May offered expert testimony in support of the Council’s creation, said the group will play a critical role in arresting the current decline in awareness about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide among young people. 

USC Shoah Foundation approaches 30 years and begins a leadership transition

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 9:14am
Executive Director Stephen D. Smith will step down at the end of 2021 but continue to serve the institute as executive director emeritus.
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He Fought the Nazis, Survived the Communists, and Just Celebrated his 100th Birthday—in Brooklyn

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 12:37pm

Until he retired from the Soviet Red Army in 1967, Leonid Rozenberg carried the banner at the head of the semi-annual military parade in the city of Lugansk, in what is now Ukraine, with hundreds of fellow soldiers marching behind him and thousands of spectators cheering him on.

Although highly decorated – his chest was covered in medals – the honor of leading the parade was tainted for Leonid. During his 26 years in the Soviet military Leonid was never promoted beyond the rank of lieutenant colonel. The reason? He was a Jew.

Leonid Rozenberg Photo Gallery
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Grayson Schmidt is a writer and multimedia journalist with USC News. He comes to USC with news experience in print, radio and television. He also worked as a crime reporter for three years in Iowa, and is well aware of the irony.

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On this Date in History: The Rwandan Patriotic Army Invades Rwanda

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 3:59pm
Today, October 1st, marks the day in 1990 that Rwandan Patriotic Front troops crossed into Rwanda from neighboring Uganda and the beginning of a sequence of events that culminated in the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi that claimed as many as one million lives over the course of approximately 100 days.
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Yvette Rugasaguhunga and Jacob Tumwine on the October 1 Invasion

Yvette Rugasaguhunga, a Tutsi survivor, and Jacob Tumwine, an Rwanda Patriotic Army liberator, discuss the October 1st invasion and its lasting impact.

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Teaching with Testimony Webinar

Introducing the New IWitness

Free Online Event for Educators 
October 07, 2021 @ 4:00 pm | Free Online Event for Educators
In this special 30-minute webinar, USC Shoah Foundation staff will introduce the newest features of the redesigned IWitness! Learn to navigate the new platform and become acquainted with the new digital tools available to you.
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Start: October 07, 2021 / 4:00 PM
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Re-designed IWitness Site Brings Better, Faster, More User-Friendly Features to Students and Educators

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 5:15pm

USC Shoah Foundation today launches a redesigned IWitness website reimagined to make teaching with testimony more effective, approachable and cutting-edge.

The new site features all of the functionality educators have praised in IWitness—only better, faster, and more user-friendly.

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