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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
“Did Gender Matter During the Holocaust?” Marion Kaplan (Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, New York University) 2018-2019 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence April 11, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s early life history is explored in a new IWitness activity that uses clips of testimony she gave to USC Shoah Foundation in 1998. The activity accompanies Dr. Ruth’s newly released illustrated memoir, “Roller-Coaster Grandma.”
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
A public lecture by Richard G. Hovannisian (Professor Emeritus, UCLA) Co-sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Dornsife Institute of Armenian Studies
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
In his 104 years, B. Artin Haig witnessed both the best and the worst humanity had to offer. He saw Babe Ruth play at Yankee Stadium. He photographed President Franklin Roosevelt. And he was one of the few remaining survivors of the Armenian Genocide in North America.
Friday, September 6, 2019
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2020-2021 research fellowships. Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced- standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Charlotte McKern, who was among the roughly 20,000 Jews from Germany and Austria who survived the Holocaust by taking refuge in Shanghai, turns 100 today. In her testimony, McKern recalled not only the dangers, but also the brighter moments, during her years in China.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
“SS-Photographs from Concentration Camps. Perpetrator Sources and Counter-Narratives” Lukas Meissel (Ph.D. Candidate in Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa) 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow February 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Join Vision & Voices for a presentation by documentarians and journalists who will describe the challenges they face as women in places of conflict, and share how visual media can be maximized to create change.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The acclaimed coming of age film to serve as an anti-hate and Holocaust education vehicle for hundreds of school-aged children LOS ANGELES, Calif, Dec 19, 2019: USC Shoah Foundation —The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation) and Fox Searchlight Pictures today announced a partnership to develop classroom curriculum tied to JOJO RABBIT, Taika Waititi’s heartfelt World War II anti-hate satire.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Born June 21, 1923, in Olcsva, Hungary, Weiss and her family were sent to the Mátészalka ghetto. She was then deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp before being liberated by Soviet armed forces.
Monday, December 30, 2019
In 2019, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research conducted deep and wide-ranging outreach, introducing the Visual History Archive to scholars, academic faculty, fellows, librarians, and students through in-depth workshops, demonstrations, consultations, and class introductions.
Monday, April 8, 2019
“Preserving History: Armenian Voices from the Classroom to Archive” Richard Hovannisian (Professor Emeritus of History, UCLA) March 5, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation is saddened by the recent loss of Walter P. Loebenberg, a friend of the Institute and a Holocaust survivor who, after finding refuge in the United States, went on to open the Florida Holocaust Museum, one of the largest Holocaust museums in the nation. He was 94.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation’s director of global initiatives, will join a panel of genocide scholars on Friday — the first day of a two-day conference at Columbia University in New York City about the genocidal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
We commemorate the students and teachers who were killed on Feb. 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and we gratefully acknowledge the class of Ivy Schamis, the recipient of USC Shoah Foundation’s inaugural Stronger Than Hate Educator Award.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Each year, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research hosts an interdisciplinary team of scholars from different universities and different countries for one week so that they can develop and discuss a collaborative innovative research project in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies using the video testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) and other related resources at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Screening and Q&A with Director Miki Dezaki​ This screening is co-sponsored by the USC East Asian Studies Center and Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Cultures and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. With additional support from the Korean Studies Institute
Friday, September 27, 2019
Jack Welner and Lori Goldberg had never met before the interview on Nov. 9 of 1995, but they formed an instant connection, and became lifelong friends. The obituary published by Welner’s family referred to them as “soulmates.”
Friday, October 11, 2019
In this webinar, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research team will provide a deep dive into the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, including its history; methodologies of testimony collection, preservation, and indexing; current state of the archive and its collections; and how to use its search engines and interface for research and teaching. The participants will learn how to unlock the research potential of the archive and be able to ask questions and get assistance with effectively searching the archive.
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.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Edith Nadal Lotner spent decades hunting for relatives after the Holocaust. After she died, her daughter took up the search.
Monday, August 26, 2019
I, like every Bielski descendant, was born into the story of how my grandfather and his brothers were responsible for saving the lives of more than 1,250 Jews -- the largest armed Jew-by-Jew rescue in Holocaust history.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
The panel, moderated by USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith, occurred in conjunction with a screening for the docuseries, which premieres tonight.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation and Fox Searchlight Pictures today announced a partnership to develop classroom curriculum tied to JOJO RABBIT, Taika Waititi’s heartfelt World War II anti-hate satire.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Rudi Oppenheimer and his two siblings – known as the “Three Oppies” – dedicated their lives to telling the story of the Holocaust.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Widely known as the “Portuguese Schindler,” Aristides de Sousa Mendes was severely punished by his own government after flouting its neutrality policy with a frantic bid to issue as many visas as possible to desperate refugees fleeing Nazi invasion. In interviews with USC Shoah Foundation, the sons of Sousa Mendes and Jewish survivors rescued by him shared personal stories of his heroism.
Friday, June 7, 2019
The new office was the focus of an extended piece in this month’s edition of Interior Design magazine. It marks the second time the state-of-the-art space has been highlighted by a premier architectural publication.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Move-in day for students at USC this week led to a remarkable small-world moment between two strangers with ties to the Holocaust in the public-exhibit space of USC Shoah Foundation’s lobby.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation's Stephen Smith showed this reel of testimony clips during his remarks at “Anti-Semitism and Sports: A Global Symposium on Sports and Society”at Fordham University in New York.
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.

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