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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Remembering the Disappeared in Guatemala
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Updates to IWitness in time for the new school year will include a suite of Spanish-language full-length testimonies, testimony clips and activities from USC Shoah Foundation’s new Guatemalan Genocide collection.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Guatemala. During the conflict that spanned more than 3 decades, tens of thousands of indigenous Mayans were killed in what is known as the "Guatemalan Genocide." Researchers are now collecting video testimonies of the survivors to preserve their memories of what happened. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles. 
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, January 2, 2015
As a survivor of the genocide, Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez fully understands the complexities involved not only in surviving such an atrocity, but also in healing and moving forward.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, has already screened at film festivals across the country and won four awards.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation has joined forces with La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG), a Guatemalan forensics organization, to collect video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Guatemalan Genocide.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Los Angeles - July 28, 2015 - USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education has joined forces with La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG), a Guatemalan forensics organization, to collect video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Guatemalan Genocide, which killed some 200,000 civilians in the early 1980s, mainly indigenous Mayans, at the hands of a military junta whose leader was convicted of genocide and war crimes in May 2013.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
UCLA Latin American Studies Professor Bonnie Taub will moderate the panel “Repression and Resistance” on the first full day of the conference.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Sandra Patricia García Paredes, a survivor of the Guatemalan genocide, speaks about her attempt to escape from the soldiers who kidnapped her. A clip of her testimony appears in the IWitness activity, “The Mechanisms of Violence Used During the Armed Conflict.”
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
From Oct. 24-26 at the USC Shoah Foundation office in Los Angeles, education staff guided the attendees through methodologies of building testimony-based educational content in IWitness and discussed plans and expectations for each institution moving forward.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation is hosting staff of the Guatemalan nonprofit La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG) in Los Angeles this week so that the two organizations may learn from each other and take steps toward future collaboration.
Friday, April 8, 2016
In 2015 , I traveled to Guatemala with a small team from USC Shoah Foundation to train staff from a local organization called the Fundación de Antropología Forence de Guatemala (FAFG) to begin collecting voices from survivors to the Guatemalan Genocide.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
During the 1960s, the Guatemalan government unleashed a war against various small guerilla groups across the country. This so-called “internal conflict” turned into a 36-year genocide against Mayan populations.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Cuellar is researching the experiences of women and girls in scorched earth campaigns in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Twenty years after a civil war and genocide in Guatemala, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host an international conference that will shed light on this little-known atrocity.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The release follows the recent completion of 489 interviews with the survivors of the Guatemala Genocide at the hands of the Guatemalan military in the early 1980s.
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.”
Monday, September 12, 2016
Fresh off its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last week, the documentary Finding Oscar was screened at the opening night of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A ‘Conflict?’ Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
USC’s Human Rights and Genocide Awareness Week concluded last night with a moving discussion of women’s experiences during and after genocide, featuring survivors of the Guatemalan, Armenian and Rwandan Genocides.

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