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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Cornell marked the launch Wed., Nov. 3 with a public lecture by New Yorker columnist and Rwandan Genocide expert Philip Gourevitch.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Doug Ballman, manager of external relations of the online archive at USC Shoah Foundation, paid a visit to North Carolina’s three Visual History Archive access sites earlier this month to receive feedback from librarians and give public presentations about the archive.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 100 testimonies given in the English and French language.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Thursday, October 22, 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.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University in Prague marked its fifth year as a full access site of the Visual History Archive with a conference that brought together local dignitaries, scholars, and students.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
About a year after I joined USC Shoah Foundation, I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre’s Holocaust Education Week in Toronto. The theme that year was about memory and they had graciously invited me, the new Director of Education, to discuss memory in the context of the Institute’s education platform IWitness and testimony-based education.
Monday, November 2, 2015
We are sad to learn of the passing of Thomas Blatt, a Holocaust survivor who was one of the few people to survive an escape from the Sobibor death camp in 1943. He was 88.Born April 15, 1927, in Lublin, Poland, Blatt also served as a witness at the 2009 trial of the camp guard John Demjanjuk.
Friday, March 6, 2015
On March 8, 2015 there will be events all over the world celebrating the achievements of women for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme Make it Happen encourages action for advancing women’s rights and also recognizing the incredible and courageous work women do in various industries throughout the world.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Educators will be able to preview the complete redesign of the IWitness activity library this summer in time for its official launch this fall.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Just in time for the new school year, the IWitness Activity Library has been completely redesigned in order to provide a better experience for educators.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Aegis Trust and its partners have launched a new, state-of-the-art Genocide Archive of Rwanda online platform that gives access to never-before-seen information about the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Today’s date, June 9, also marks International Archives Day.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation ITS staff will join thousands of librarians and archivists at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Conference & Exhibition this weekend in San Francisco.
Monday, March 9, 2015
In February, I participated in an international conference titled Are we losing memory? Forgotten sites of Nazi forced labor in Central Europe. The event organized by the Terezin Initiative Institute and the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec brought together educators, researchers, archeologists and other experts from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany to examine the disconnect between history of forced labor and regional history caused by the ethnic cleansing and population transfers after WWII in regions that were part of the German Reich.  
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Brandeis University Professor Dawn Skorczewski examines the differences between the testimonies of two sonderkommando survivors, Dario Gabbai and his cousin Morris Venezia.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The memorial service for Yevnige Salibian, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, was held today in Mission HIlls, Calif. Salibian died August 29, 2015, at 101 years old.A force of nature well into her hundreds, Salibian gave testimony about her childhood experiences to USC Shoah Foundation in 2014.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 9 testimonies conducted in Greenwich, Connecticut and the surrounding region.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Monday, August 24, 2015
When watching a testimony in the Visual History Archive, Liliane Weissberg pays close attention to the words the survivor is saying, and, just as importantly, to the silences in between those words.
Friday, April 24, 2015
As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide today, the stories of 60 survivors and witnesses have been given new life.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s educational resource Giving Memory a Future: The Sinti and Roma in Italy and Around the World continues to make waves across Europe.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
After watching testimony in the Visual History Archive, many students say they feel like they really “met” the survivors they watched. Véronique Mickisch actually did.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Access copies of 53 conducted in New Zealand.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Access copies of 25 testimonies given in the English language and all interviews conducted in Arkansas.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Access copies of 109 testimonies conducted in Phoenix and surrounding area.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Access copies of 54 testimonies conducted in Tucson and surrounding cities.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 15 testimonies conducted in Westport, Connecticut and in the surrounding region.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 1 testimony given in the English language.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Access copies of 36 testimonies were selected - two groups represented were: men who were boys in Buchenwald and women who were in Ravensbruck. Some of the survivors lived in Michigan.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Access copies of 16 testimonies conducted in Jacksonville, Florida.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
I found as a teacher that the most challenging task when teaching about the Holocaust and genocide, is how to do it not using material that shocks the students to the point that they do not want to look at the content, study the history or listen to present day issues due to the emotional shut down that can occur.

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