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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.
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
Monday, November 18, 2019
The collection of 101 interviews could be the world’s fullest audiovisual documentation of the Nanjing Massacre. The rampage began during the Sino-Japanese War on Dec. 13, 1937, when Japanese troops arrived by horseback, tank and foot and embarked on a campaign of violence and rape that terrorized the city for several weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Ayşenur Korkmaz, a PhD candidate in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded the 2019-2020 Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
“In Search of the Drowned in the Words of the Saved: Testimonial Fragments of the Holocaust” Gabor Toth, PhD (University of Oxford) 2018-2019 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow April 2, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation joined a Friday ceremony at a classroom in Cottbus, Germany that contributed 100 butterflies to the Butterfly Project, an international effort by schoolchildren to paint 1.5 million ceramic butterflies – one for every child murdered in the Holocaust.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
“Missing Links: Social Bonds and Barriers amongst Italian Jewish Deportees” Bieke Van Camp (PhD candidate, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France) 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies April 23, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Portraits of Holocaust survivors appear alongside interactive testimonies in Facing Survival, a USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation collaboration open through Dec. 7.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wolf Gruner, the founding director of USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, began his quest to build a Holocaust library as part of a new Holocaust program as soon as he arrived at USC via Berlin a decade ago.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Cosponsor: Indigenous Knowledge Institute of the University of Melbourne, Australia    

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