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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Director Wolf Gruner will give a workshop on how to use the Visual History Archive at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies on Wednesday, September 13 at 4 p.m.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Led by the feature film Saving Private Ryan, viewers will explore the stories of liberators and those they liberated from genocide – acts that inspired the first moments of hope amidst the unthinkable.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Iberoamericana University in Mexico City is the first university in Latin America to gain full access to the Visual History Archive.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Virtual reality lab LightShed, in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, MPC VR, OTOY, Inc., and HERE BE DRAGONS, proudly announce the world premiere of the first-ever Holocaust survivor testimony in room-scale VR, THE LAST GOODBYE, at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has established four “mirror sites” for the Visual History Archive, guaranteeing that a fully-functional Visual History Archive will exist in perpetuity outside its home at the University of Southern California.
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.
Monday, September 25, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation staff and partners will present the Visual History Archive and IWitness at a seminar and conference in Central Europe next week.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The conference is an opportunity to share highlights from the past year’s Visual History Archive use in Czech Republic, including research projects, partnerships with other institutions, and secondary education.
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.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s latest quarterly stats update shows remarkable gains in its testimony access and academic and educational outreach over the past year.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Documentary filmmaker, historian and curator Christian Delage gave a live interview on the Institute’s Facebook page last week, wherein he discussed his past 20 years of experience researching and making films on genocide, and where his latest project on the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks diverges from standardized methods for gathering testimony.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
IWitness will be one of several educational resources demonstrated to teachers at the Eva and Eugene Schlesinger Teacher Training Endowed Workshop July 10-14, 2017, at California State University Long Beach.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Street will lead presentations and workshops throughout the week-long event, which this year is centered on the post-Holocaust period and the specific events, or “pivotal moments,” that have shaped our understanding of the Holocaust.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff are in Australia this month for several presentations and a workshop centered on the Visual History Archive and testimony-based research.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
The international Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) awarded IWitness its Seal of Alignment for Proficiency after a rigorous review process, marking five years that IWitness has been approved by ISTE.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
In a new quantitative study, USC Shoah Foundation will evaluate how teachers’ familiarity with IWitness impacts implementation and students’ learning outcomes.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Continuing its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) education staff have authored an IWitness activity introducing students to the challenges faced by Holocaust refugees, titled “Walter Loebenburg: Refugee Experiences During the Holocaust.”
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Now, a few weeks later, Lipstadt's remarks are more critically relevant than ever before.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Comcast Xfinity subscribers can watch the film on-demand as part of USC Shoah Foundation’s PastFORWARD broadcast through December 29.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Historian and filmmaker Christian Delage gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research about different forms of testimony — in war crimes trials, oral history repositories, and documentary - and his recent project collecting interviews about the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The study will examine IWitness’s effectiveness in developing students’ capacity to become more responsible participants in civil society through the educational use of genocide survivor and witness testimony.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A rare collection containing hundreds of artifacts and written material brought back from Nazi Germany by an American Jewish soldier has been acquired by the USC Libraries as part of a longstanding collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research organized a symposium in the Fall to honor the work of leading Holocaust scholar David Cesarani from Great Britain, who died just weeks after being named by the USC Shoah Foundation the inaugural Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence. These are the remarks made by Rob Rozett at the event.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Holocaust survivor Miriam Ziegler describes her liberation from Auschwitz, first in her testimony for the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in 1987 and then in her USC Shoah Foundation testimony in 1994.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Ernest begins his testimony by sharing a story about his father that has affected him his whole life.
Friday, June 16, 2017
The staff at USC Shoah Foundation is saddened to learn about recent the passing of Asa Shapiro, father of board member Mickey Shapiro and Holocaust survivor.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Holocaust survivor Max Buchbinder gives his final memories and pays tribute to his deceased family members at the end of his testimony.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
In this lecture, Dr. Boris Adjemian speaks about the making of Armenian archival collections of victims' testimonies after the genocide and the evolution of their historiographical uses.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter describes how he, his mother and sister took the train to Warsaw posing as Christians - which meant that Pinchas's long payos, or sidelocks, needed to be cut. Pinchas describes the experience first in his testimony for the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in 1993, and then in his testimony for USC Shoah Foundation in 1995.
Monday, September 11, 2017
​USC Shoah Foundation integrated the first 984 English-language transcripts into the Visual History Archive over the weekend – the first such update since ProQuest began working on transcribing testimonies as part of its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation last year.

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