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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
In the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, a massive armada of Allied ships set sail across the English Channel toward Normandy, France, in what would become the largest amphibious attack in world history. Many liberators shared their D-Day stories with USC Shoah Foundation.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Four of the testimonies from the Azrieli Foundation are now available. Forty-three more are coming. The partnership also includes a significant education component and an academic fellowship.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Images, posts and ideas transmitted through media can forward messages of hate and reinforce representation of individuals based on stereotypes. These messages play a key role in how students develop their perception of self and others.  This webinar shows educators how to integrate testimony-based resources available on IWitness to analyze the social and human impact of such messages and draw connections to such patterns in the current day.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The piece highlights how the interactive biographies will enable future generations to ask questions of and receive immediate answers from pre-recorded images of Holocaust survivors, long after the last of the living witnesses are gone.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Holocaust Liberator Paul Parks on the futility of hatred and his hope that the testimonies collected by USC Shoah Foundation will help teach future generations respect.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Call for Papers for an edited book on The Future of Holocaust Testimonies:  Preserving, Researching, and Re-Presenting Survivor’s Voices
Friday, January 18, 2019
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Harnessing new art exhibit "Facing Survival | David Kassan," presented by The USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation, this program is designed to enhance educators’ Holocaust units and deepen their understandings of the survivor experience through art and audiovisual testimony. All museum attendance costs, parking reservations, and a light lunch will be covered by USC Shoah Foundation. Seats are limited—sign up quickly! Through the program, educators will:
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Dimensions in Testimony highlights “Speaking Memories,” an exhibit by the organization Jewish Culture in Sweden featuring the voices and stories of Holocaust survivors. The Swedish History Museum also launched access to the 55,000 testimonies in the Institute’s Visual History Archive.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
The interactive technology allows visitors to speak with images of survivors in real time, including one of Dallas’ own Holocaust survivors, Max Glauben, who will be the featured survivor that visitors will interact with in the permanent theater.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Stanley Bernath participated in the Institute’s Dimensions in Testimony program, which will enable future generations to ask him questions and receive answers he recorded in 2017. Working with USC Shoah Foundation to bring Bernath’s interactive testimony to the public was the Maltz Museum in Cleveland, where Bernath often spoke.
Friday, June 21, 2019
The new exhibit features Houston-area Holocaust survivor William J. “Bill” Morgan, a 93-year-old survivor of the Stanislawow Ghetto in western Ukraine. Morgan ended up in Houston after his car broke down while driving cross country. There, he started a family, built a career and helped found the museum.
Monday, February 25, 2019
The story of Leon Bass, who took part in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps only to later face discrimination in the United States, inspires a group of dormitory RAs at the Massachusetts campus to share their own experiences of feeling excluded.
Monday, January 7, 2019
Public lecture by Gabór Tóth 2018-2019 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Friday, August 9, 2019
For three decades, nobody bothered to ask the survivors what they'd experienced. Then the forensic organization, La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala, began collecting their video testimonies. USC Shoah Foundation will continue to index and archive them.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, Yahad – In Unum, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and the AGBU Nubar Library are organizing an international interdisciplinary conference on the scholarly uses of video
Friday, July 26, 2019
The new Jewish Studies course has students attaching codes to USC Shoah Foundation’s testimonies, enabling them to analyze patterns, test hypotheses and, occasionally, tell broader stories.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Although the professional-development event at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh wasn’t explicitly tied to the anniversary, the horrific incident that claimed 11 lives in the suburb of Squirrel Hill was on the minds of many teachers who participated.
Friday, April 19, 2019
As Poland recognizes the 76th anniversary of the uprising’s onset today, the film, “There Was No Hope,” will be shown to students across the country.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors have contacted the Institute to express their desire to tell their stories. The Last Chance initiative will give them the opportunity.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Thanks to a generous grant from the Kazickas Family Foundation, USC Shoah Foundation will be able to index nearly 50 Lithuanian-language testimonies recorded in the 1990s. It comes at a time when Lithuania is grappling with difficult questions about the Holocaust.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Mining the Visual History Archive, two girls from Bronxville High School augmented their project with the evocative testimony of a woman who served as the director of an orphanage affiliated with Near East Relief, a charity that provided humanitarian aid to victims of the 1915 genocide.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
In this lecture, Gabór Tóth discusses the ways text and data mining technology has helped to recover fragments of the lost experiences of murdered Holocaust victims out of oral history interviews with survivors.
Friday, April 19, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation, Blavatnik Archive partner on adding soldiers’ narratives to searchable database. The project expands focus on veterans discussing their daily lives, Jewish experience before and during WWII.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The education team at USC Shoah Foundation will be leading a no-cost professional-development seminar for middle- and high-school educators. Taught in collaboration with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, the ITeach seminar will provide instruction on how teachers can: •  use testimony to address challenging social-climate issues such as contemporary antisemitism and the rise in hate crimes
Friday, January 11, 2019
Bill Morgan, now 93 years old, is a survivor of the Stanislawow Ghetto. After obtaining a birth certificate from a Polish Christian, he escaped the ghetto and found work as a farmhand in Ukraine. Museum audiences will be able to ask questions of Morgan about his life experiences and hear his pre-recorded responses in real time.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Award-Winning Photographer, Writer and Educator Rachael Cerrotti Tells the Extraordinary Story of Her Grandmother’s Escape from the Nazis by Retracing Her Grandmother’s Steps, While Living a Personal Journey of Love and Loss
Monday, September 30, 2019
Award-Winning photographer, writer and educator Rachael Cerrotti tells the extraordinary story of her grandmother’s escape from the Nazis by retracing her grandmother’s steps, while living a personal journey of love and loss.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2019-2020 Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for one member of the Cornell University faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into a new or existing course.

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