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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Omer Bartov gave a lecture on May 8, 2017, on how the East Galician town of Buczacz was transformed from a site of coexistence, where Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews had lived side-by-side for centuries, into a site of genocide. What were the reasons for this instance of communal violence, what were its dynamics, and why has it been erased from the local memory? Professor Bartov is the 2017 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar at USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Museum visitors can now interact with the testimonies of Holocaust survivors Sam Harris, Aaron Elster and Fritzie Fritzshall, in addition to Pinchas Gutter, three weekends a month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Bartov centered his discussion on how the East Galician town of Buczacz was transformed from a site of coexistence – where Poles, Ukrainians and Jews had all lived side-by-side for centuries – into a site of genocide during World War II.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Teach About Kristallnacht Through Testimony. Join us on October 19th at 4PM PDT Bring your lesson to life with personal testimonies from those who lived through Kristallnacht Promote your students' close reading of audiovisual testimony For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Six distinguished University of Southern California faculty participated in a series of videos released during USC Shoah Foundation’s 100 Days to Inspire Respect program in which they watch clips of testimony and offer their thoughts on the clip’s themes and message.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center shares its New Dimensions in Testimony exhibit, featuring the new testimony of Fritzie Fritzshall.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with The Memory Project Productions to debut a new IWitness activity and incorporate testimony into the organization’s curriculum.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Learn to seamlessly develop students' digital literacy and arts education Explore multimedia activities for use in arts classrooms For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Friday, May 12, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation will present its interactive media projects to some of the brightest minds in technology at the prestigious Code Conference, hosted by Vox Media, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., May 30-June 1.
Friday, May 5, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s 2017 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence Omer Bartov began his residence today with a Facebook Live interview about his work.
Monday, May 22, 2017
The 23rd annual Inforum conference in Prague, Czech Republic, next Tuesday will feature a presentation on IWitness, given by Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s Senior International Program Consultant.
Friday, May 19, 2017
One of USC Shoah Foundation’s fiercest supporters will be honored with a leadership award from Hillel at Drexel University this Monday, May 22.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua grew up never knowing that her mother was a Holocaust survivor. That is, until a series of discoveries after her mother’s death led her to the truth: her mother had survived Gabersdorf, a slave labor camp for Jewish girls and young women, for four and a half years – and had never said a word about it.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Teach Across the Curriculum Using Powerful Audiovisual Testimony Join us on July 20th at 4PM PDT   Learn about IWitness, a free educational website offering audiovisual testimonies for use across the curriculum Learn how to access, use and create curriculum with audiovisual testimony For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
In this webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, participants will explore testimony-based multimedia activities, resources, and tools available in IWitness–the educational website integrated with Echoes & Reflections to enhance teaching of the Holocaust. Participants will learn how audiovisual testimony of witnesses to the Holocaust serves as a powerful tool for engaging students in meaningful ways.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
In this webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, participants will explore testimony-based multimedia activities, resources, and tools available in IWitness–the educational website integrated with Echoes & Reflections to enhance teaching of the Holocaust. Participants will learn how audiovisual testimony of witnesses to the Holocaust serves as a powerful tool for engaging students in meaningful ways.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Each webinar focuses on a specific aspect of teaching using genocide survivor and witness testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
In this webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, participants will explore testimony-based multimedia activities, resources, and tools available in IWitness–the educational website integrated with Echoes & Reflections to enhance teaching of the Holocaust. Participants will learn how audiovisual testimony of witnesses to the Holocaust serves as a powerful tool for engaging students in meaningful ways. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Friday, May 26, 2017
The course will increase the Institute's ability to train globally and significantly scale up indexing capacities.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Political scientist Yael Siman used to think she couldn’t be part of the Holocaust studies field because she’s not a historian. But after discovering USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, she has embarked on her own research project and has even begun collaborating with the Institute’s education department on new lessons for university students.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate how to powerfully engage English language learners in the study of the Holocaust through audiovisual testimony. Drawing upon resources and content found in Echoes & Reflections and other sources, participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies that can promote English language learners’ understanding of the Holocaust while also building academic language.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate how to powerfully engage English language learners in the study of the Holocaust through audiovisual testimony. Drawing upon resources and content found in Echoes & Reflections and other sources, participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies that can promote English language learners’ understanding of the Holocaust while also building academic language.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate how to powerfully engage English language learners in the study of the Holocaust through audiovisual testimony. Drawing upon resources and content found in Echoes & Reflections and other sources, participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies that can promote English language learners’ understanding of the Holocaust while also building academic language.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Salpi Ghazarian Director of the Institute of Armenian Studies University of Southern California
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Varun Soni, JD, PhD Dean of Religious Life University of Southern California Dr. Soni reflects on the topic of empathy from his perspective as Dean of Religious life at the University of Southern California and his work in the fields of religious studies and law. From this interdisciplinary point of view, Dr. Soni bases his reflection on a clip of testimony by Floyd Dade, a liberator during the Holocaust, who tells of the impact liberating a concentration camp had on him.
Monday, May 1, 2017
One would think that the grandson of four Polish Holocaust survivors would have an in-depth knowledge of the Shoah, but it was quite the contrary. The Holocaust was a topic that was never discussed when I was growing up. When it was introduced, it was in the most unconventional way, through satire film and television. I knew this was just a facade draped over the painful truth.

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