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Monday, October 2, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation is announcing the release of Lala, a virtual reality film and educational resource that tells the true story of a dog that brightened the lives of a family interned by the Nazis in a ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust.
Friday, October 6, 2017
A new Video Building Activity, “The Power of Propaganda,” and a Mini Quest, “The Rights of Children,” have been published on IWitness. Each activity is also aligned with the Echoes & Reflections units on Antisemitism and The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust, respectively.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Katja Schatte, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s 2016-17 Greenberg Research Fellow, shared some of the discoveries she’s made in the Visual History Archive at her public lecture on March 7.
Monday, May 15, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation recorded two testimonies of Italian Jewish survivors who have memories of champion Italian cyclist Gino Bartali and his resistance activities.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is an executive producer of the film, and most of the survivors featured in the film also gave their testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
There are still spots available for educators to participate in the Holocaust Educators Network Summer Seminar on Holocaust education and social justice, to be held July 23-29, 2017.
Monday, December 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation launched one of its newest Polish-language IWitness activities with an ITeach professional development seminar at Ian Kasprowicz High School in Łódź, Poland last weekend.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The need for continued memorialization of the fate of the Roma and Sinti population of Europe has never been more important.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
When asked where he gets his generosity of spirit, Mickey Shapiro, USC Shoah Foundation Board of Councilors member, credits his parents, Holocaust survivors Sara and Asa Shapiro, and the deep respect he has for their resilience and all they achieved.
Monday, February 13, 2017
In her public lecture on Feb. 9 at USC, Walch outlined 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 referred to the testimonies in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Teresa Walch, the 2016-2017 Inaugural Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research focusing on the calculated and gradual exclusion of Jews from public spaces and ultimately from their own homes that began in the 1930s.
Monday, November 20, 2017
von Frijtag questioned commonly-held perceptions about relations between Dutch Jews and gentiles during the Holocaust during her tenure as USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s 2017-2018 Center Fellow.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2017-2018 A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellow Program that will provide support for one member of the Texas A&M University faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into a new or existing course. The fellowship is open to all disciplinary and methodological approaches and will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most interesting project.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2017-2018 Rutman Fellowship for Research and Teaching that will provide summer support for one member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into a new or existing course. The fellowship is open to all disciplinary and methodological approaches and will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most interesting project.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2017-2018 International Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for university and college faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into new or existing courses. This fellowship is only available to faculty at universities and colleges that subscribe to the VHA, either directly or through ProQuest.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Holocaust survivor Zenon Neumark and Guatemalan Genocide survivor Aracely Garrido are set to share their stories of survival and take questions from the audience.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
More students and teachers than ever before are doing the IWitness Video Challenge.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff will be traveling around the world this summer to host academic workshops about the Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The film will be exhibited as part of the festival’s first-ever competition for films made in virtual reality.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Visitors will find exciting ways to prepare, teach, and connect with Echoes & Reflections with expanded features throughout.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC undergraduate students for its 2017 DEFY Summer Research Fellowships.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg made his first trip to USC Shoah Foundation last week to learn about the Institute’s work, screen the new documentary in which he is featured, and make a special donation to Institute founder Steven Spielberg.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Before Finding Oscar is released in theaters across the country on April 21, USC Shoah Foundation will host three free screenings and Q&As with the filmmakers and representatives from the Guatemalan community.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Alexander Korb, the 2016-2017 Center Research Fellow and director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Leicester, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research focusing on his research on collaboration in the Holocaust in eastern and southeastern Europe.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Such topics as raising awareness and support for the deaf community, combatting stereotypes and bullying throughout their schools, and helping the homeless were just a few of the worthy ventures students took on this year.
Friday, July 28, 2017
IWitness is enhancing its cloud-based video-editing service starting Aug. 1.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The initiative will support educators by providing them with tools and training to responsibly engage their students now and into the future.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The 1:30-3:30 p.m. panel on the second day of the Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies conference at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will gather three scholars who create maps, not of geographic places of genocide, but rather the personal journeys and social networks of survivors as they went on their trajectories through the Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide.
Monday, December 18, 2017
“Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” was the first international conference bringing the fields of digital humanities and genocide studies together. Organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and cosponsored by the USC Digital Humanities Program, the conference convened 23 scholars from all over the world — the United States, Germany, Poland, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

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