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Friday, May 24, 2013
Kármán György felidézi, nem zsidó osztálytársai milyen antiszemita bánásmódban részesítették szegedi gimnáziumi évei alatt, illetve elmondja, hogyan reagált egy tanára a diáktársak megjegyzéseire.Kármán György 1933-ban született Szegeden. 11 éves volt, amikor Szeged teljes zsidóságát a helyi gettóba kényszerítették. Néhány hónappal később az osztrák Weitra koncentrációs táborba szállították, majd Strasshofba és Schützenbergbe. A háború után ismert zenész lett: orgona- és zongoraművész.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
In preparation for the start of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the Nazis in power decided to minimize the presence of anti-Semitism in the city. Hugo Beckerman recalls how he was able to identify the Jewish businesses that were still allowed to run at that time.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
On August 8, 1940, before the Nazis entered Romania, the government started to restrict Romanian Jews from employment and education, which later turned into the Romanization of Jewish businesses. Bellina Aronovich remembers the anti-Semitism and violence against Jews had even started the year before, in 1939.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Historical memory is dangerous. In times of crisis, its demons emerge, ugly, toxic, and potentially lethal. We saw it in Donetsk last week. Jews emerging from synagogue during Passover found themselves the target of a despicable anti-Semitic attack – new crisis, old anti-Semitism, which this time accused the Jews of acts of collaboration as far back as 1941.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Henry Laurant remembers the first time he experienced antisemitism in Nazi Germany. He was targeted by other children who were influenced by Nazi rhetoric. His testimony is featured in the multimedia professional development program, Echoes and Reflections.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education was founded to capture the voices, emotions and faces of those who suffered, yet miraculously survived the most heinous crime ever committed against humanity by humanity.The idea was to record individual and collective memories that would be preserved in perpetuity as a seminal educational tool to inform current and future generations that incitement, hate and violence against a person or a group can ultimately lead to death, genocide and ultimately extermination.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Herbert Achtentuch remembers when he and other Jewish school children were expelled from their school and forced to attend a school in the Jewish district of Vienna. He also recalls the anti-Semitism and violence from former gentile students.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Yehudi Lindeman reflects on his childhood in Holland and recalls the anti-Semitism he experienced from other children.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, Professor Peter Kreko says education is necessary to combat Hungary’s troubling rise in antisemitism.
Monday, August 25, 2014
The fast pace of globalization with all of its benefits is also accelerating the viral spread of hatred. Where once regional enmities brewed for centuries with sporadic outbursts of warfare and imperial powers that waxed and waned, the truly global speed and scale of ideological hatred and international conflict was not possible until recently for many practical reasons.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Steven Frank remembers witnessing the spread of anti-Semitic propaganda throughout Budapest. He also speaks on the rise of anti-Jewish and anti-Roma sentiments in local schools.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There is talk of a “new anti-Semitism” sweeping the globe, but all I see is the same irrational hatred aimed at the same perplexed victims, who are once again left wondering what has energized such bile.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Focal Points will present USC Shoah Foundation and its Visual History Archive as a very relevant resource for those looking to find a frame of reference for the complex issues facing the world today.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
A sea of faces dotted with “Nie Wieder!” banners wraps around the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Germany's capital. As I join them on this Sunday afternoon, I cannot help but think of the crowds that once had gathered under the same grey skies hanging onto every hateful word of their chosen leader, Adolf Hitler.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Edith Abrahams remembers the antisemitic attacks and demonstrations in Germany including the burning of Jewish books.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jack Lerner recalls the moments he experienced antisemitism in his childhood.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Maximillian Kaufmann speaks about the antisemitic propaganda in Austria including newspapers, which drew shrewd caricatures of Jews. He also recalls witnessing the attacks of orthodox Jews on the city streets.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Samuel Marcus reflects on the antisemitism he experienced as a child in New York.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Rudolph Abraham recalls his first encounters with antisemitism in the early 1930s in Hungary.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Visual History Archive enables its users to observe the history of political utilization of anti-Jewish prejudice since the beginning of the 20th century until the century's end. Teaching about the mechanisms of hatred and the real goals of the propagandists is of utmost importance especially in what used to be the Soviet Block, where the liberation from Nazi regime did not necessarily mean the end of anti-Jewish propaganda.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
“My father is Jewish.  My mother is Jewish. And I am Jewish.”  Those were the words I kept repeating to myself as I boarded my flight from JFK to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Students are asked to engage with primary and secondary sources and construct a short video essay on the nature of contemporary anti-Semitism.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research hosted a lecture from Dr. Peter Hayes who spoke before a packed room at USC on the complex relationship between anti-Semitism and homophobia exerted in Nazi-occupied territories during World War II.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
What does it mean to live 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz in a world in deep crisis? What does it mean with all we know about the damage that hatred causes – after all the pain we have gone through – that we are hurtling out of control into an inferno of rage that takes us right back to where we started?  Why are survivors of the Holocaust who walked out of the camps with at least the hope that their own suffering was not in vain, dying disappointed?
Friday, March 20, 2015
Michael Banhidi recalls how anti-Semitism and racial discrimination spread throughout his neighborhood in Hungary.  
Friday, March 27, 2015
Albrecht Becker describes how in the immediate aftermath of liberation Germans, including German Jews, were silent about Nazi atrocities in an attempt to return to a normal as soon as possible.
Monday, August 3, 2015
In light of the deplorable anti-Semitic incident at Ohio State University, and other campuses in recent months, USC Shoah Foundation is working to develop programs that will combat the troubling rise in anti-Semitism at colleges across the United States.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Survivors and witnesses of the 2015 synagogue attack in Copenhagen were interviewed for a new collection on contemporary anti-Semitism.

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