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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chair: Jason Lustig, History, UCLA 
Monday, February 27, 2017
In her public lecture on Feb. 9, 2017, at USC, Robert J. Katz Research Fellow Teresa Walch outlines the process by which Jews in Berlin lost their rights, access to public spaces, ability to move freely, and finally their own homes, from 1933-38. Throughout her talk, Walch refers to the testimonies in the Visual History Archive that she has discovered of Holocaust survivors who describe living through this period and its effect on them.
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.
Friday, June 16, 2017
When Park Avenue Synagogue began preparing for its women’s trip to Poland, they turned to IWitness to help travelers prepare for the historical context of the trip.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Educators in the Detroit area and Glendale, Calif., attended professional development workshops on IWitness in the first months of 2017 in order to learn more about how to incorporate testimony into their teaching.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will be the keynote speaker at Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 23, in San Francisco.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Colin is thought to have the distinction of being the first survivor to speak on camera, just after liberation from Bergen-Belsen, which happened to be her 22nd birthday.
Friday, February 3, 2017
The third week of “100 Days to Inspire Respect” will continue the themes of February’s Black History Month to focus on the importance of defending civil rights and human rights in the United States and around the world.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The new testimony will join an interview Hovannisian gave filmmaker J. Michael Hagopian in 1975 that is already available to view in the Visual History Archive.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Five members of the educational nonprofit started working with USC Shoah Foundation education staff last week to develop resources in IWitness for Panamanian students and teachers.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Learn about the 10 educational resources that USC Shoah Foundation will debut for the first 10 days of its "100 Days to Inspire Respect" program, launching January 20.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Two supporters of USC Shoah Foundation, Leonard Blavatnik and Trevor Pears, and Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy were awarded knighthoods in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2017 Birthday Honors List.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Over the past few years, USC Shoah Foundation has embarked upon two interactive media projects which have already emerged as groundbreaking endeavors in the field – the “New Dimensions in Testimony” project, and this year’s The Last Goodbye immersive virtual reality experience that has made waves at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Four of the five Center Summer 2016 research fellows gathered to publicly present and discuss their research using the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA).
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The 27 interviews, recorded January 6-18, 2017, will bring the total number of testimonies in the collection to 103.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Educators have a new slate of webinars to choose from in 2017 to enhance their knowledge and skills for using Echoes and Reflections and IWitness in the classroom.
Monday, July 31, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s Junior Interns witnessed a disturbing example of modern antisemitism firsthand during their trip to Budapest in June. And they have something to say about it.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The Future of Storytelling (FOST) Festival and Summit in Snug Harbor, New York City this week will include a talk by USC Shoah Foundation Chief Technology Officer Sam Gustman as well as exhibits of New Dimensions in Testimony, The Last Goodbye and Lala.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
From Oct. 24-26 at the USC Shoah Foundation office in Los Angeles, education staff guided the attendees through methodologies of building testimony-based educational content in IWitness and discussed plans and expectations for each institution moving forward.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The IWalk went along one of the busiest streets in Warsaw which used to be part of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Over 85 members of the Glendale, Calif. community attended a presentation organized by the Glendale Public Library on Oct. 26 about the Visual History Archive’s Armenian Genocide testimony collection and educational resources on IWitness.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Students will explore the topic through close reading of testimony, they will learn how culture helps to foster a sense of community, students will learn about the relationship of community and law enforcement, and explore the topic of marginalization and its impact.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
To celebrate this year’s Digital Learning Day (#DLDay), USC Shoah Foundation will host a Facebook Live broadcast in English Language Arts teacher Lesly Culp’s classroom as her students complete an IWitness activity.
Friday, March 17, 2017
A critical element in countering hate and inspiring respect is an understanding of culture and learning to value cultural differences.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Four of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s summer 2016 research fellows returned to the Institute on Tuesday, April 4, to share the outcomes of their fellowships and the impact of testimony on their work.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Manuel Pastor, PhD Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) Director, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) University of Southern California
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Steven Lamy, PhD Professor of International Relations USC Dornsife Vice Dean for Academic Programs University of Southern California
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Allison Trope, PhD Clinical Professor of Communication Director of the Critical Media Project Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism University of Southern California
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Peter Mancall, PhD Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the Early Modern Studies Institute Professor of History and Anthropology University of Southern California

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