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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
In partnership with Charles University in Prague, ITS has developed software that enables Czech users to search the Visual History Archive in their own language.
Friday, May 5, 2017
I had interviewed dozens of Gabersdorf survivors, discovered there had been 10 other women’s slave labor camps in Trutnov, then Trautenau, Sudetenland and that the 5,000 Polish Jewish women trafficked to Trutnov were among the first to be imprisoned in Nazi camps and the last to be liberated, on May 8th--9th, 1945. Didn’t they deserve to be honored, too?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Within the Visual History Archive there are over 8,000 testimonies that reference France, over 1,600 that were conducted in the country and over 1,800 testimonies that were given in French.
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.
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.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive Montreal Holocaust Museum and Jewish Public Library 5151 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Montréal, QC H3W 1M6 Canada Tel: MHM: 514-345-2605; JPL: 514-345-2627 Websites: MHMC:  http://museeholocauste.ca JPL: http://www.jewishpubliclibrary.org
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Northwestern University Library has just become the first institution in Illinois to offer complete access to the nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses contained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive.
Monday, January 27, 2020
A public lecture by Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University) and Leo Spitzer (Dartmouth College) Organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Cosponsored by the Center for Visual Anthropology at USC, the USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, and the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Italy’s National Archives to Launch Web Portal to Survivor Testimonies
Monday, October 28, 2013
Andrea Szőnyi tells the story of her father, who survived Auschwitz as a boy with the help of a man named Ernő Spiegel.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Thanks to a new partnership between the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the Fortunoff Video Archive at Yale University, researchers at both institutions can now access each other's extensive Holocaust archives. Under the agreement, Yale University is now one of 95 access sites worldwide where the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive is available. Yale University is the only institution in Connecticut where the interviews of the USC Shoah Foundation's Archive are accessible in their entirety. 
Friday, August 15, 2008
The preservation of one of the largest digital video archives in the world got underway this fall at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, where staff began converting more than 100,000 hours of videotaped Holocaust testimonials to a new digital format.The Foundation, originally established by filmmaker and USC Trustee Steven Spielberg, moved to the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in 2006.  Spielberg was motivated to a great extent by a desire to guarantee the survival of the project he started.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Budapest’s Eötvos Loránd University (ELTE) offered its first-ever sign language seminar for hearing-impaired patrons on USC Shoah Foundation and the Visual History Archive on Oct. 6 at the university’s Central Library.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Public lecture by Danielle Willard-Kyle (PhD candidate, Rutgers University) 2019 Center Graduate Research Fellow
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Corrie ten Boom scholars visit the Institute.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Deborah Margolis has provided Visual History Archive workshops to about 60 faculty members and graduate students at least as many undergraduates at Michigan State.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
For the sixth time, the Freie Universität Berlin will offer a free summer course for international and visiting scholars about USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. This summer, the topic of the course is memories of the Nazis’ forced laborers.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation’s Inna Gogina and Svetlana Ushakova authored segments of the IDNA, the first ever comprehensive source of information about national archives around the world.
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.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The conference was hosted by AUP’s George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By the end of World War II, 96 percent of Thessaloniki’s 50,000 Jews had been killed, but the area’s connection to its Jewish past remains strong. Making that connection stronger, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently became the latest access site for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The American University of Paris will host a workshop October 26-27, 2017, dedicated to sharing scholars’ experiences conducting research in the Visual History Archive. Applications are due May 9, 2017.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
This summer, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is hosting three visiting scholars, who have traveled from across the country to conduct research in the Visual History Archive and consult with the staff and other researchers at the Center, as well as staff as across the Institute.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is pleased to announce that Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), a university in Lyon, France, is the 51st institution, and the first in France, to gain full access to the Institute’s Visual History Archive, a repository of nearly 52,000 video testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Malach Visual History Center to provide local access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Although the current situation in Hungary is more complex than many outsiders understand, it’s a tense situation, Ildikó Barna said, and a good time for students to pay more attention to where the slippery slope of hatred can lead – and where it has indeed taken their own country.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Edgar Feuchtwanger's Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood A book presentation with discussion moderated by Professor Paul Lerner                        
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, visited the Institute on May 24 to discuss his research in the Visual History Archive.
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.

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