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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Participants will become familiar with the various pathways of IWitness by navigating through the site with USC Shoah Foundation educators. Participants will take away strategies of best practices for accessing testimony-based resources on IWitness and will learn how to build their own digital classroom within the site. Register now!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Over six days, teachers from all over Poland learned how to best integrate USC Shoah Foundation's testimonies of genocide survivors into their classroom experiences.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Researchers conducting the study for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences say their conclusions are all the more vital in an age where, thanks to the internet, youth are more susceptible to believing “fake information.”
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Lukas Meissel, a PhD candidate in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, has been awarded the 2018-2019 Greenberg Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Vienna native reflects on his 10-month tenure at the Institute, and the importance of the national reconciliation program that enables a select group of young Austrians to serve at organizations focused on Holocaust remembrance.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The New York Times recently published a piece about the rerelease of a book that spotlighted the efforts of non-Jewish Europeans who risked their lives to protect Jews during the Holocaust. The rerelease coincides with the 30th anniversary of the book, “Rescuers.” At least three of the featured rescuers gave testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation. Here are their stories.
Friday, August 24, 2018
One year after they were forced to flee their homes, Rohingya refugees add their voices to a new database of genocide testimonies.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Hungarian Holocaust survivor Mike Terezia describes life after liberation. Her testimony is among several being used in a study by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences about the effectiveness of testimony in the classroom.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Stefania Podgorska Burzminski appears at the end of the testimony of her husband, Josef Burzminski (right), to share thoughts on why she risked her life to save him and many others during the Holocaust. Stefania grew up Catholic in Poland.  Their son, Edward Burzminski, looks on as she speaks.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Stefania Podgorska Burzminski appears at the end of the testimony of her husband, Josef Burzminski (right), to share thoughts on why she risked her life to save him and many others during the Holocaust. Stefania grew up Catholic in Poland.  Their son, Edward Burzminski, looks on as she speaks.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson describes working in Oskar Schindler’s factory, and his interactions with Schindler himself when the German industrialist strolled through the work stations on the factory floor. This testimony clip is featured in the IWitness Video Challenge activity.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Danielle Willard-Kyle, a PhD candidate in History at Rutgers University, has been awarded the 2018-2019 Center Graduate Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Bieke Van Camp, a PhD candidate in Contemporary History at University Paul-Valéry, Montpellier (France), has been awarded the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Gabór M. Tóth, a postdoctoral associate currently completing a dual fellowship at the Yale University Digital Humanities Lab and the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, has been awarded the 2018-2019 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Over the course of three days, the Institute exhibited its recently recorded testimonies of Rohingya refugees; hosted an event in which a renowned artist painted a portrait of a Holocaust survivor before a live audience; and screened "The Girl and The Picture," the Institute’s award-winning documentary about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
Friday, August 24, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation partners with CNN to share voices of Rohingya refugees.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
On August 2, 1944, nearly 3,000 Roma and Sinti women, men and children were murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Dr. Anne-Berenike Rothstein, a researcher in the Department of Romance and Comparative Literature and an Academic Counselor at the University of Konstanz, Germany, will visit the USC Shoah Foundation this fall to conduct research on methods of transforming and mediating memory of the Holocaust. Dr.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Triggered by the deadly white nationalist rally of last August, USC Shoah Foundation launched Stronger Than Hate, an initiative that draws on the power of eyewitness testimony to help students and the general public recognize and counter antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hatred.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Steven Spielberg’s Seven-Time Academy Award®-Winning Masterpiece Arrives in Theaters for a Limited Theatrical Engagement. USC Shoah Foundation is Coordinating Free Screenings for High School Educators and Students in Select North American Theaters on Dec. 4 and 5.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2019- 2020 Interdisciplinary Research Week that will provide support for an interdisciplinary group of international scholars to develop and discuss a collaborative innovative research project in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies using the video testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) and other related resources at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
We are saddened at the recent death of Emmanuel Ndashimye, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, whose testimony is in the Institute’s Visual History Archive.
Monday, August 27, 2018
This is the first year USC’s Undergraduate Student Government leaders have used clips of testimony for the orientation event. The new IWitness University activity is called "Countering Intolerance in Co-Curricular Spaces."
Monday, August 6, 2018
As he described in the testimony he gave to USC Shoah Foundation in 1997, it was one stroke of luck after another that allowed Herman Shine to become one of only a few hundred people to escape the Auschwitz death camp.