President Biden Officially Recognizes Armenian Genocide

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Read our executive director's opinion “Recognizing Armenian Genocide was Long Overdue, But It's Not Enough.”

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Application Open for William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 7:37pm

USC Shoah Foundation is looking for 40 students across the country in 7th– 11th grades representative of diverse backgrounds and academic skills who are interested in participating in its highly competitive William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program. The program provides a dynamic and unique learning opportunity to engage with testimonies – personal stories – from survivors and witnesses of genocide to develop their own voice.

Junior Interns Claire Denault and Gabriel Hackel, shown here with survivor Paula Lebovics in 2015, were accepted to USC

They Started As Sixth Graders, and Graduated High School Transformed

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:32pm

Claire Denault’s Southern California private high school had a problem with classism. So she decided to approach the issue in a way she knew would resonate with her peers: through story.

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Deepfakes and Holocaust Testimony

What is the Future of Truth and Denial?

September 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
USC Shoah Foundation is committed to preserving Holocaust testimony and making those testimonies accessible, but in our current climate, deepfake tactics that manipulate videos and photos threaten to delegitimize real testimonies.
Our Speakers
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Start: September 23, 2021 / 1:00 PM
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Connecting Next Generations

An international forum of the Association for Jewish Refugees

October 03, 2021 @ 1:00 am - October 04, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Stephen Smith, UNESCO chair on Genocide Education and Finci Viterbi Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation talks with Elisha Wiesel about growing up with his father, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Eli Wiesel, and the responsibilities of the second generation.
Details:
Start: October 03, 2021 / 1:00 AM
End: October 04, 2021 / 10:00 AM
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Generation to Generation: The Evolution of Memorialization

September 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am
We will explore the history behind the exhibits, discuss the nature of memory and memorials, and discover how the world remembers the Shoah and honors the lives we lost. We will also explore how that memory is interconnected to genocides, both past and present.
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Start: September 23, 2021 / 11:00 AM

From the Visual History Archive

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Miriam Tauber was scheduled to tell us her Holocaust story in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. She kept that appointment, and here she tells us why.

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The Best Holocaust Movie You Haven’t Been Able to See—Yet

At the start of 2020, the film was ready to be released in theaters, but the pandemic intervened, and The Survivor languished as the best Holocaust film that moviegoers couldn’t see. It’s now finally scheduled to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13,  but its future remains uncertain.

Back to School Activities to Help Teachers Address Critical Contemporary Issues

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 4:27pm

USC Shoah Foundation today launches its 2021-2022 Back to School package, a suite of testimony-based resources on IWitness to help educators navigate the complex issues created by the Covid-19 pandemic and surfaced by the recent upsurge in social movements demanding racial justice.

This year’s classroom activities and educator professional development modules are based on testimony from the Visual History Archive that help students to critically evaluate historical context, consider various perspectives and impacts, and reflect on personal connections.

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