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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The news about a group of teenagers throwing a Nazi salute at a party in Orange County is a startling reminder that knowledge of the Holocaust is fading. Here are four free online classroom-ready activities on IWitness that address the topics of antisemitism, bystanders and hatred.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Sheinberg, who died Thursday at 84, was not only a mentor to USC Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg, he was also a committed supporter of the Institute’s work nearly every step of the way.
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.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC undergraduate students and USC graduate students for its 2019 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellowship.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Northern California local affiliates of CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC all aired segments about the exhibit featuring Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, displayed by USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith in a room of the state Capitol building.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Anna Lee, a junior at USC from Los Angeles, California majoring in English Literature with minors in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second language (TESOL), has been chosen as the 2019 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Kor and her twin sister endured cruel experiments under the sadistic hand of Dr. Josef Mengele. Kor later sparked controversy by publicly forgiving the Nazis. Her Dimensions in Testimony interview -- an interactive biography produced by USC Shoah Foundation -- is on permanent display at the Holocaust museum she founded in Indiana.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Ioanida Costache, a PhD Candidate in Music at Stanford University, has been awarded the 2019-2020 Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
“Survivor Activism in the Aftermath of Historical Genocides and Contemporary Mass Shootings” Anna Lee (USC undergraduate, English major, Spanish and TESOL minor) 2019 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow November 5, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
A public lecture by Ioanida Costache (PhD candidate, Stanford University, Music) 2019-2020 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow Organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Co-sponsored by the USC Thornton School of Music  
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary and recent rerelease of “Schindler’s List,” USC Shoah Foundation has produced a suite of learning activities connected to the film. The engaging activities encourage critical thinking; all feature clips of testimony from Holocaust survivors who were saved by Oskar Schindler.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
A special professional development opportunity for Philadelphia area educators 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.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
The survivors and witnesses of hate violence offer perspective and insight that can bind our communities together and build respect for all human life.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
“Who Will Write Our History” tells how ghetto inhabitant Emanuel Ringelblum, a historian, spearheaded an effort to collect what became one of the most important caches of eyewitness accounts to survive World War II. USC Shoah Foundation is a screening-event partner.
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.
Friday, May 31, 2019
This month, the 2017-2019 Interdisciplinary Research Week team came together again for their second weeklong residency at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
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.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation’s William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program kicked off with discussions about the importance of being an upstander in their communities. It continued with a trip to the Japanese American National Museum, where they learned about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. And it concluded with student presentations.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Holocaust is not widely taught in Latin America. With an eye toward spreading awareness, the Memory and Tolerance Museum in Mexico City last month brought in USC Shoah Foundation’s Wolf Gruner, who co-led a seminar for dozens of Latin American faculty members.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
  The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is proud to announce the publication of a new book entitled New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison, edited by Wolf Gruner and Steve Ross.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation is joining forces with The Genocide Education Project, which is dedicated to bringing curriculum about the World War I-era Armenian Genocide into high schools across the United States.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Professor Marion Kaplan, world-renowned scholar of German-Jewish history, will serve as the 2018-2019 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research after being awarded its most esteemed fellowship.
Monday, January 28, 2019
In her research of testimonies, USC student Virginia Bullington observed that women in the context of both the Armenian and Tutsi Rwanda genocides are often described as “bearers of culture, maternity and nationalism,” while in the Guatemalan context, “indigenous women were not essentialized -- they were erased.”
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
My life and my work at USC Shoah Foundation are strongly connected to the joys and the sorrows of the Armenian community. Thus, I was both shocked and heartened by recent separate events that demonstrated how far we’ve come in advancing human dignity and how far we still have to go.
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.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
The USC Visions & Voices panel, called “Behind Enemy Lines,” was cosponsored by USC Shoah Foundation and USC Fisher Museum of Art and was followed by a reception and viewing at the museum of the Facing Survival exhibit by artist David Kassan.

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