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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.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will join a panel at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin about immersive learning. Called “Immersive Learning: No Frames, No Walls, No Limit,” the panel will discuss and explore the future of learning and cultural engagement in a world where the physical and visual arts, and the full range of formal and informal learning, no longer need to be seen or framed in traditional spaces, places and media formats.
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
Thursday, February 14, 2019
As a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who survived the tragedy on Feb. 14, 2018, I have spent the past year grappling with this question.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
I remember as a child, my grandmother taking hold of my hand and circling my palm with her pointer finger. It would tickle, but I let her continue. “Life will give you callouses,” she told me. “But, with each one, your skin will become thicker.”
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.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
We are currently seeking a Creative Digital Content Producer and Manager to join USC Shoah Foundation to oversee the planning and production of video, digital, and multimedia media projects.
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    
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Roughly 1,000 audio-only interviews recorded by students of UCLA history Professor Richard Hovannisian were entrusted to USC Shoah Foundation. This week, Hovannisian and three of his former students gave a talk about how they amassed such a large repository of memory at so crucial a time, “when denialism was huge.”
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Holocaust survivor Jack Welner talks about why he felt it was important to share his testimony with USC Shoah Foundation.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
These short videos use testimony from our Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony collection of witnesses to contemporary antisemitism. They were produced to appear at United Nations, UNESCO and the European Commission’s Agency for Fundamental Rights For more information about Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony and how you can get involved, visit http://sfi.usc.edu/antisemitism
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Today we mourn the loss of one of our closest friends, Branko Lustig, a Holocaust survivor and two-time Academy Award winner who produced Schindler’s List and played an indispensable role in the founding of USC Shoah Foundation.
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.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Dorothy Zoltek, a Warsaw Ghetto and Holocaust survivor, said she knew Emanuel Ringelblum's family well. She discusses their relationship in this testimony, recorded in 1985 by the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto. The testimony is stored in USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive.  
Friday, May 3, 2019
In his lecture at the Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre, USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith will discuss Holocaust studies and new methods of collecting survivor testimony, such as Dimensions in Testimony.  
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Public lecture by Doerte Bischoff (University of Hamburg) Co-sponsored by USC Libraries, the USC Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa PhiVilla Aurora and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
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, March 25, 2019
Martha Stroud, associate director and senior research officer at USC Shoah Foundation's Center for Advanced Genocide Research, will conduct a 2-hour workshop at Yale University for researchers on how to use the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. The Visual History Archive contains 55,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.  The Yale community has access to the entire Visual History Archive as part of an agreement between USC and the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Holocaust survivor Minna Aspler -- who spent time in the Warsaw Ghetto -- recalls the personality of Emanuel Ringelblum, who had been her history teacher. Ringelblum went on to lead a clandestine effort with other Warsaw Ghetto inhabitants to amass an archive that would eventually shine a light on the atrocities that occurred there. Aspler's testimony, recorded by McGill University in Montreal in 1995, is stored in USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
In this lecture, 2018 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow Virginia Bullington will reflect on research she conducted last summer at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research analyzing how testimonies from the Armenian, Guatemalan and Rwandan genocides regarding sexual violence are constructed by interviewees, and how these narratives influence and are influenced by contemporary concepts of gender in those societies post-conflict.
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. 
Monday, July 8, 2019
Monika Koszyńska, USC Shoah Foundation’s Polish regional consultant, will familiarize Polish K-12 educators with how to teach students using video testimonies of genocide survivors. The teachers will then bring the training to their colleagues. The training will occur at 5 p.m. at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.  
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Did you catch USC Shoah Foundation’s latest PSA in partnership with Comcast? Explore these survivors’ stories below. These clips are just a sample of the 55,000 testimonies available in the Visual History Archive. Be inspired by their stories of hope and resilience, and consider sharing the stories that impact you most on social media. 

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