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Thursday, November 1, 2018
Learning from eyewitnesses of some of history’s darkest moments, educators strive to teach the power of decency and respect.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
To mark the 75th anniversary of the revolt, USC Shoah Foundation is sharing the story of the recently departed Sol Liber. One of the last living fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising until his passing last month, Liber was also among USC Shoah Foundation’s first interviewees.
Monday, June 18, 2018
The timeline and accompanying video by students at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago encouraged their classmates to embrace each other’s unique differences – as well as appreciate their similarities – specifically as it relates to the challenges of American immigrant communities.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Called “Cake For Winter,” the sketch by Amanda Andrei stems from a little-known fact that was also unknown to her: During World War II, thousands of Americans and Europeans were interned at Japanese-run concentration camps in the Philippines. It was selected to be performed by actors at the Midwest Dramatists Conference in Kansas.
Friday, April 13, 2018
This is footage from Aaron Elster's testimony for the New Dimensions in Testimony project. He was one of the Institute's earliest interviewees. In this clip, Aaron Elster gives a message to future generations.
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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
In recognition of their longstanding commitment to humanitarian causes and support of veterans, Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks were presented the Ambassador for Humanity Award by Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, USC trustee and founder of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education.
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.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
A public lecture by Samuel Kassow (Trinity College).
Friday, January 5, 2018
In this clip from testimony recorded in Bangladesh in 2017, Anwar Sadek, a Rohingya refugee, refuses to stay silent about the Myanmar government's treatment of the Rohingya.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Testimony brings to life why we join World Jewish Congress and communities everywhere for International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the #WeRemember campaign.
Friday, February 16, 2018
In this clip from her testimony, Holocaust survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz recalls her mother's last words of advice to never allow herself to become bitter.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
In this clip from her testimony, Jane Lester talks about the relative gender equality that existed in her work environment during the Nuremberg Trials.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
In this clip from Haiastan Terzian's testimony, she describes how she was in hiding with several other Armenians in the American Consulate during the Armenian Genocide.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
In this clip from Alain Lazeret's testimony, he explains why the predominantly Christian country of the Central African Republic is a target for attack by Islamic extremists.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The director is reissuing “Schindler’s List,” as he expands the mission of the Shoah Foundation through video testimonies of genocide survivors.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Sandra Patricia García Paredes, a survivor of the Guatemalan genocide, speaks about her attempt to escape from the soldiers who kidnapped her. A clip of her testimony appears in the IWitness activity, “The Mechanisms of Violence Used During the Armed Conflict.”
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
In this clip from her testimony, Jamalida Begum describes how Myanmar authorities murdered her interpreter and pursued her in retaliation for her speaking with UN representatives and the press about her plight.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sedda Antekelian and Manuk Avedikyan will talk about IWitness, an online education resource developed by USC Shoah Foundation, that provides access to eyewitness testimonies of the Armenian genocide and classroom activities for educators.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
In this clip from her 2017 testimony, Anneliese recalls telling her grandchildren how antisemitic vandalism is now a crime. In her youth during the Nazi regime, such violence was condoned by the state.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
In this clip from Frieda Roos van Hessen's testimony, the opera singer and Holocaust survivor recalls her ill-fated attempt at a career in the diamond business when she was an 18 year-old music student.
Friday, January 5, 2018
When Elizabeth Holtzman of New York became the youngest woman in American history elected to Congress at age 31, she hadn’t spent much time thinking about Nazi war criminals. But when a whistleblower in 1973 brought to her attention the fact that such perpetrators were living in the United States with full knowledge of the federal government, she decided to use the power of her office to do something about it.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation's Karen Jungblut speaks at The Berlin Conference on Myanmar Genocide about the nearly 100 video interviews recorded in Bangladesh refugee camps.
Monday, May 7, 2018
Lisa Farese’s eighth-graders learn about hate and ethical editing by watching IWitness videos, and then go to different corners of the school to discuss important issues.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Curious but friendly onlookers in the multicultural middle-class neighborhood in Amsterdam joined us. A café owner slowly crossed the street. “What’s happening?” she asked. “We are placing memorial stones in front of my grandparents’ home where they last lived before being deported in 1942,” I replied. “Please join us!”
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Marianne Lère is a Paris-based film & TV producer. In 2016 she joined USC Shoah Foundation as a consultant to executive produce a new collection of testimonies on contemporary antisemitism in Europe and more particularly in France, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden and the UK. 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Viviane Teitelbaum, a Belgian MP, speaks on the isolation around antisemitism and the importance of speaking up. Transcript: It is not what is said that kills me… it is this silence that annihilates me.’ [cut] This strength that we as interviewees have to speak out and give our testimonies, and to hope that the things we say might be heard… It does a lot of good. It gives a lot of renewed energy.
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.

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