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Thursday, March 9, 2017
100 Days to Inspire Respect Renee Firestone is a Holocaust survivor who was interviewed by USC Shoah Foundation and went on to become an interviewer herself. She discusses the interviewing process and describes how listening to testimony is an emotional experience.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
World War II veteran Brendon Phibbs recounts liberating French dignitaries, including the premier, held captive by the Nazi's. He also mentions some infamous characters he and his troops rounded up around the same time. Watch his full-length testimony at vhaonline.usc.edu
Friday, August 11, 2017
Testimonies from the Visual History Archive’s newest collection have been added to IWitness in time for the upcoming school year along with a Mini Quest multimedia activity.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
After hundreds of motorcyclists ride through Rhode Island on June 9, they will sit down to a Shabbat dinner and learn about USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony.
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.
Monday, March 20, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith lent his expertise, and New Dimensions in Testimony, to a panel on technology at Jewish Funders Network (JFN)’s annual international conference in Atlanta on March 20.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
In the immediate aftermath of the Armenian genocide, thousands of Armenian survivors recorded testimonies detailing the atrocities they witnessed at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I. And yet it wouldn’t be until the 1990s before historians would begin taking these oral histories seriously.
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.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
With 21 participants and one observer, USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century Master Teacher program in Budapest got off to its biggest start yet earlier this month.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The group visiting the Institute’s office on Tuesday were students in Robert Hernandez’ digital journalism class at USC.
Friday, September 22, 2017
IWitness has implemented the first phase of its expansion of the IWitness website's search capabilities.
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.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The museum staff and students were among the first to see the NDT testimony of Nanjing Massacre survivor Madame Xia Shuqin.
Monday, February 27, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Collection will gain at least five more testimonies this spring when Project Director Jacqueline Semha Gmach travels to Paris for four months.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
On the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre today, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, China, debuted its permanent exhibition of New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT), USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive survivor testimony technology.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Following another arduous school year, 17 teachers who participated in the 2016 edition of USC Shoah Foundation’s Master Teacher program in Hungary returned to present the testimony-based lessons they developed and piloted in their classes over the past year.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
New Dimensions in Testimony will be exhibited in the Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience, enabling visitors to interact with the project’s filmed testimonies of 13 survivors, including seven who live in the Chicago area.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust's pilot NDT installation marks the world premiere of the NDT testimony of Eva Schloss, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
This particular panel focused on NDT and its impact on the future of testimony at a time when fewer and fewer storytellers remain.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation and USC Center for Excellence in Teaching welcome proposals from faculty who will integrate USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA) and IWitness into a Spring 2018 course.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation will once again invite USC students and their families to learn more about the Institute and watch testimonies in the Visual History Archive on October 12 and 13 at Trojan Family Weekend.
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.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
On January 27, 2017, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest debuted a new exhibition that draws on the Visual History Archive testimony of survivor Katalin Bárány.
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.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, Eric Le Bourhis and Andrew Curtis shared their research on the second day of the Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies conference, hosted by USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Hungarian Officer for Educational Rights Dr Lajos Aáry-Tamás was so inspired by the artwork created by students for USC Shoah Foundation’s annual art project that he became the first to host a traveling exhibition of selected artworks in his own office at the Ministry of Human Capacities.
Friday, August 25, 2017
The 2017-2018 Interdisciplinary Research Week at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research has come to a close, but for the seven scholars who were awarded this year’s fellowship, the work is just beginning.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Institute of Armenian Studies will co-host a public lecture by Boris Adjemian, director of Paris’s AGBU Nubar Library, on Monday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Starting Thursday, Tribeca Film Festival attendees will be able to walk alongside Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter as he tours the concentration camp where his parents and sister lost their lives during World War II.

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