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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. 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
“The Laskers from Breslau” highlights the terror and agony felt by two Jewish parents as they desperately tried to send their children out of Nazi Germany as war became imminent.
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.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation will open their joint exhibition “Facing Survival: David Kassan” at USC Fisher Museum.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Benjamin Nestor, a PhD candidate in Holocaust and Modern German History at Marquette University, spent a week at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research conducting research on survivor perspectives of the Einsatzgruppe C, paramilitary death squads responsible for mass killings in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
New video challenge inspires students and educators to fight against discrimination, injustice and hate by using the power of testimony to create a brighter future.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The contest is run by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University. Middle and high school students from across the world submitted artwork, writing and films in response to Holocaust survivor testimony from various sources, including the USC Shoah Foundation.
Friday, January 25, 2019
“The Stories We Tell: Narratives of Sexual Violence and Concepts of Gender in Post-Genocide Societies” Virginia Bullington (USC undergraduate, Narrative Studies) 2018 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow January 23, 2019
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.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Challenge Winners Use ‘Stronger Than Hate’ Grant Awards to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in California and Pennsylvania School Communities.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Last week a group of us from USC Shoah Foundation were in Guatemala with our testimony partner, the Foundation for Forensic Anthropology in Guatemala (FAFG). We attended the funeral of a Mayan man whose remains were recently exhumed by FAFG – 36 years after he disappeared during the genocide there.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A USC Shoah Foundation film crew is recording four new testimonies in Central Europe this week at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Mauthausen, the Warsaw Ghetto and other historic sites. The project to capture the 360-degree testimonies stems from a partnership with the International March of the Living program.
Monday, January 28, 2019
The controversial standoff between a tribal elder and a high school student that went viral has captivated the media and those on all sides of the political aisle. While all the details are still being uncovered, what strikes me is the climate that permeates our nation. We have devolved to a state of “othering” our countrymen, without reflecting on how our own actions may affect one another. We have stopped seeking to understand one another and instead just attack, sometimes even when the facts are not clear. 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Maël LeNoc, a PhD Candidate in Geography at Texas State University, has been awarded the 2019-2020 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Throughout history, we have seen dangerous threats evolve into acts of murder, terror and genocide, and what we are witnessing in Christchurch, New Zealand, is no different.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By the end of World War II, 96 percent of Thessaloniki’s 50,000 Jews had been killed, but the area’s connection to its Jewish past remains strong. Making that connection stronger, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently became the latest access site for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
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.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
WHY ATTEND THIS PROGRAM? Philadelphia is home to the new Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza. The Memorial Plaza features USC Shoah Foundation’s IWalk app that guides visitors through the interpretive elements of the Memorial Plaza with background information and personal testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. To support educators’ integration of this innovative resource, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and USC Shoah Foundation have partnered with ADL to provide professional development to educators in the Philadelphia area.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Last week, two Swedish museum professionals who oversaw the installation of the exhibit – which marked the European debut of Dimensions in Testimony – visited USC Shoah Foundation to discuss ways to extend the partnership. They said the exhibit has been well received in Sweden, whose Holocaust legacy is complicated.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Resources designed to counter Antisemitism and other forms of hatred will be available to more than 5 million educators and 51 million students worldwide
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Lee Liberman to Chair Board of Councilors; Joel Citron Named Vice Chair. Liberman, a citizen of Australia, is the Institute’s first chair based outside of the United States. She and Citron have each dedicated many years to the USC Shoah Foundation, both serving on the Executive Committee of its Board of Councilors.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
“Afterlives: Memories of the Displaced Persons Camps in Italy” Danielle Willard-Kyle (PhD candidate, Rutgers University, History) 2018-2019 Center Graduate Research Fellow April 16, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
“Narratives of ‘Home’: Violence, Spatial Belonging, and Everyday Life for Armenian Genocide Survivors” Ayşenur Korkmaz (PhD candidate in European Studies, University of Amsterdam) 2019-2020 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies November 19, 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Public lecture by Virginia Bullington (USC undergraduate, Narrative Studies)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Instead of factories of death, these black-and-white stills convey the idea that soldiers are happy and prisoners are mere criminals serving a sentence. A research fellow with USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research discussed his findings on this topic in a lecture.

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