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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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Holocaust survivor Eva Kor shares her story of liberation from Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp in her Dimensions in Testimony interview.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Nanjing Massacre survivor Qiaoying Pan remembers sharing her testimony during a ten-day tour of Japan, and audience reactions to her experiences.
Monday, April 1, 2019
In his Dimensions in Testimony interview, Stanley Bernath describes the horrid conditions of a concentration camp – and his own method of survival – just before it was liberated by Allied forces.
Monday, April 8, 2019
In this lecture, Hovannisian discusses the origins and development of his course at UCLA on Armenian oral history, as well as the uses and potential misuses of oral testimony. His former students Lorna Touryan Miller, Tamar Mashigian and Salpi Ghazarian share their own impressions and experiences in adding to the collection. 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive currently features several hundred testimonies of Armenian Genocide survivors, each one providing important historical context and emotional depth.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
After months of beta testing with educators around the globe, USC Shoah Foundation launches the brand new IWalk app, which features a refined layout and design, educator onboarding support, and improved video playback.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Maria Zalewska is a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include cinematic representations of the Holocaust; documentary film; national and transnational modes and media of memorialization; digital humanities; politics of technologized memory; place and space in cinema; history as film/film as history; and political economy of film.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The State Legislature passed a joint resolution that commemorates the Institute’s 25th anniversary and for its work countering antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate and intolerance.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
From social media campaigns to attending events in Rwanda, USC Shoah Foundation is marking this year’s Genocide Awareness Month with several important initiatives.
Friday, April 5, 2019
On this day, 27 years ago, my city of Sarajevo became a besieged city, and remained such for the following four years. A seven-year old at the time, I remember those first days of April of 1992 well. On one of them, my family’s Yugo 45 – an iconic car model of the former Yugoslavia – broke down right next to the Kasarna Maršala Tita (military barracks), where the U.S. Embassy is located today. Without a car, we could not go home that night, so we returned to my grandparents’ house.
Monday, April 15, 2019
The activity about the 1938 “Anschluss” is the product of a partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and erinnern.at, an educational NGO in Austria.
Monday, April 15, 2019
The team joined Rwandan First Lady Jeannette Kagame to dedicate a memorial that honors victims and promotes peace.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The mass shooting at Chabad of Poway outside San Diego underscores the urgency to counter antisemitism in all its forms. We are in communication with community leaders to coordinate a response in support of the people of Poway and the Greater San Diego region.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
On the day of the IWalk launch, 35 teachers in Philadelphia were trained on how to use the new app, which guides users through a plaza that memorializes the Holocaust.
Monday, April 8, 2019
“Preserving History: Armenian Voices from the Classroom to Archive” Richard Hovannisian (Professor Emeritus of History, UCLA) March 5, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Speaking to Professor Wolf Gruner’s Jewish studies class, Zenon Neumark told the group about how he escaped from several labor camps in occupied Poland, joined multiple resistance groups and saved some of his fellow Jews.
Monday, April 29, 2019
In “Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses,” Holocaust liberators and liberation witnesses vividly share their World War II experiences in their own words. The film draws parallels between the past and the present.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
“Talat Pasha’s Killing Orders and Denial of the Armenian Genocide” Taner Akçam (Kaloosdian & Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies, Clark University) March 22, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
At a lecture co-sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Professor Taner Akçam of Clark University discussed how he unearthed documents that prove what virtually all genocide scholars have already long asserted about the Armenian Genocide: the killing orders came directly from the Ottoman government.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence Marion Kaplan of New York University looks at the ways the sexes responded and created unique survival strategies