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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Call for Papers: International Conference "Memory through the Screen: Polish Cinema and WWII" October 18-19, 2018 USC Department of Slavic Language and Literature's 3rd Annual Film Conference at the University of Southern California When a film is created, it is created in a language, which is not only about words, but also the way that very language encodes our perception of the world, our understanding of it. –Andrzej Wajda  
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Dr. Anne-Berenike Rothstein, a researcher in the Department of Romance and Comparative Literature and an Academic Counselor at the University of Konstanz, Germany, will visit the USC Shoah Foundation this fall to conduct research on methods of transforming and mediating memory of the Holocaust. Dr.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Gabór M. Tóth, a postdoctoral associate currently completing a dual fellowship at the Yale University Digital Humanities Lab and the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, has been awarded the 2018-2019 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Lukas Meissel, a PhD candidate in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, has been awarded the 2018-2019 Greenberg Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Bieke Van Camp, a PhD candidate in Contemporary History at University Paul-Valéry, Montpellier (France), has been awarded the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Danielle Willard-Kyle, a PhD candidate in History at Rutgers University, has been awarded the 2018-2019 Center Graduate Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
On August 2, 1944, nearly 3,000 Roma and Sinti women, men and children were murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Monday, August 6, 2018
Herman Shine describes the many close calls he and a friend faced when he escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp complex. It was a perilous journey, but he became one of the very few prisoners to make it out of the camp alive.
Monday, August 6, 2018
As he described in the testimony he gave to USC Shoah Foundation in 1997, it was one stroke of luck after another that allowed Herman Shine to become one of only a few hundred people to escape the Auschwitz death camp.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Over six days, teachers from all over Poland learned how to best integrate USC Shoah Foundation's testimonies of genocide survivors into their classroom experiences.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
The film was honored with the Impact DOCS Award for outstanding achievement.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Triggered by the deadly white nationalist rally of last August, USC Shoah Foundation launched Stronger Than Hate, an initiative that draws on the power of eyewitness testimony to help students and the general public recognize and counter antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hatred.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Jewish Holocaust survivor Agnes Adachi shares a story about the antisemitic name-calling she endured as a child attending school in Hungary during World War II.
Monday, August 13, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith joined a group of leaders from Holocaust and genocide-awareness organizations who signed a letter offering to meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who sparked controversy last month by saying he wouldn’t shut down accounts of Holocaust deniers.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The screening Thursday will include a question-and-answer period with producer Andi Gitow of USC Shoah Foundation
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Stefania Podgorska Burzminski appears at the end of the testimony of her husband, Josef Burzminski (right), to share thoughts on why she risked her life to save him and many others during the Holocaust. Stefania grew up Catholic in Poland.  Their son, Edward Burzminski, looks on as she speaks.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The New York Times recently published a piece about the rerelease of a book that spotlighted the efforts of non-Jewish Europeans who risked their lives to protect Jews during the Holocaust. The rerelease coincides with the 30th anniversary of the book, “Rescuers.” At least three of the featured rescuers gave testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation. Here are their stories.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research first began a partnership with the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative in 2014, when the team visited the Institute to explore the ways in which the Visual History Archive can be used to create geographic visualizations of the Holocaust.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Stefania Podgorska Burzminski appears at the end of the testimony of her husband, Josef Burzminski (right), to share thoughts on why she risked her life to save him and many others during the Holocaust. Stefania grew up Catholic in Poland.  Their son, Edward Burzminski, looks on as she speaks.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Over the course of three days, the Institute exhibited its recently recorded testimonies of Rohingya refugees; hosted an event in which a renowned artist painted a portrait of a Holocaust survivor before a live audience; and screened "The Girl and The Picture," the Institute’s award-winning documentary about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
Monday, August 20, 2018
A daughter discovers her father’s secret past and shares his story with the world.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Participants will become familiar with the various pathways of IWitness by navigating through the site with USC Shoah Foundation educators. Participants will take away strategies of best practices for accessing testimony-based resources on IWitness and will learn how to build their own digital classroom within the site. Register now!
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Teresa Walch is a postdoctoral fellow at Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her BA in History and German at the College of St. Benedict, her MA in Modern European History at the University of San Diego and her Ph.D.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Vienna native reflects on his 10-month tenure at the Institute, and the importance of the national reconciliation program that enables a select group of young Austrians to serve at organizations focused on Holocaust remembrance.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Hungarian Holocaust survivor Mike Terezia describes life after liberation. Her testimony is among several being used in a study by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences about the effectiveness of testimony in the classroom.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Researchers conducting the study for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences say their conclusions are all the more vital in an age where, thanks to the internet, youth are more susceptible to believing “fake information.”
Friday, August 24, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation partners with CNN to share voices of Rohingya refugees.
Monday, August 27, 2018
This is the first year USC’s Undergraduate Student Government leaders have used clips of testimony for the orientation event. The new IWitness University activity is called "Countering Intolerance in Co-Curricular Spaces."
Monday, August 27, 2018
Danish Holocaust survivor Silja Vainer describes the comfort she derived from joining a Jewish-Muslim-Christian interfaith group that engages in community outreach.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
A public lecture by Kimberly Cheng (PhD candidate in Hebrew & Judaic Studies and History, New York University), 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman & Anderson Research Fellow

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