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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Freddy Mutanguha is a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Today he works with Aegis Trust as Regional Director, East Africa.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The integration of the new collection means the Archive now represents nine genocidal events. USC Shoah Foundation last month added 11 Rohingya video interviews -- as well as 77 testimonies from other collections -- to its ever-expanding Archive.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Ten Rwandan testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive are the latest additions to IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive educational website.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Teachers from all over Hungary gathered in Budapest this month for the six-day introductory seminar to the USC Shoah Foundation’s 2013 Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program. But there was one educator among them who didn’t just travel across the country – he came from the other side of the world.
Monday, November 3, 2014
The Rwandan Tutsi Genocide committee at the first Trojan Model UN utilized testimony from the Visual History Archive in order to give the delegates real-life scenarios they couldn’t get anywhere else.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Two USC Shoah Foundation staff members gave a presentation to 120 high school students from all over the world who are in Rwanda for the three-week WiSci Girls STEAM Camp.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Students using IWitness can now explore nearly 1,000 historical documents, photographs, publications and video testimonies to contextualize their learning about the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Friday, April 19, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has added a collection of testimonies of survivors and rescuers from the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide to its Visual History Archive. This marks the first integration of testimonies outside of Holocaust survivors and witnesses into the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The first in-classroom pilot of IWitness in Rwanda will take place next week at Kagarama Secondary School in Kigali.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The additions will enable the people of Rwanda, who are still dealing with the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis that left as many as 1 million people murdered over the course of 100 days, to connect with people from the past who shared similar experiences.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The student members of the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association (SFISA), USC STAND, and other groups will host a full line-up of events this April to commemorate Genocide Awareness Month at the University of Southern California.
Monday, June 30, 2014
As an intern at the USC Shoah Foundation and a student on the Problems Without Passports trip to Rwanda this summer, I’m more than familiar with the phrases “Never Forget” and “Never Again.” Sometimes the two seem like tired mottos. They’re valid and true, but oftentimes I think I miss the full impact of those few words.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
When I tell my fellow USC students that I’m the president of an organization called SFISA, it’s usually safe to assume that 90% of them have no idea what it is. It’s not the most elegant of acronyms and we acknowledge this. Our club’s full name – the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association – is equally as unwieldy but at least it’s descriptive, and that’s something, right? But even if they’ve heard of our less than stellar name, they still might not know who we are or what we do. So let me take this moment to enlighten you.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Over 70 new testimonies have been added to IWitness to increase the scope of experiences students can engage with. IWitness now features 1,321 video testimonies from the Visual History Archive that allows teachers and their students to search, watch, and learn directly from the eyewitness to history. IWitness activities allow students to construct multimedia projects that integrate testimony clips together with footage from other sources, as well as photographs and maps, voiceover audio, music and text.
Monday, January 27, 2014
The recent New York Times article, The Shroud over Rwanda's Nightmare (January 9, 2014), had me perplexed at first. Michael Dobbs' enquiry centers on the character of Jean-Pierre, the informant who tipped off United Nations head of mission General Romeo Dallaire about preparations for widespread killing of civilians in Rwanda 1994 as evidenced by the training of the Interhamwe militia, the presence of arms caches and the purchase of large numbers of machetes.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s research department will host seven new Holocaust indexers and three Aegis Trust Rwanda staff members this month for a training session on indexing Holocaust and Rwandan testimonies.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Emmanuel Muhinda describes the persecution of Tutsi and anti-Tutsi propaganda he witnessed before the genocide started in April 1994. His testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Information Quest: The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Jean Sothere Ndamyuwera reflects on life after the genocide in Rwanda and the lessons he learned. He also speaks on the importance of tolerance and forgiveness. Jean’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Information Quest: The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ildephonse Gasana reflects on life after genocide including learning how to forgive and to be more tolerant of one another. Gasana’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The inaugural meeting of the Rwandan Peace Education Program brought together survivors of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide and the Holocaust, along with other activists from around the world.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
President Paul Kagame visited USC Shoah Foundation on Wednesday to learn more about the Institute’s work linking testimony, technology and education.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
From April to July 1994, one of the most brutal genocides in human history occurred in Rwanda. It claimed the lives of 800,000 men, women, and children, most of whom were of Tutsi descent. Kwibuka, the official anniversary of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, is observed every year on April 7. Explore this selection of testimony clips of survivors and eyewitnesses to the genocide from the Visual History Archive. 
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Developed by Rob Hadley and Kelly Watson, graduates of the USC Shoah Foundation’s 2010 Master Teacher Workshop, this three-lesson customizable set is designed to teach students about genocide by focusing on survivor and rescuer testimony of the Rwandan Genocide of the Tutsis in 1994. The first lesson, The History of Modern Rwanda through Photos, is a brief historical overview to provide an initial, basic understanding of the modern history of Rwanda that led up to the 1994 genocide.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Gitow will consult on a variety of topics and initiate collaborations between the Shoah Foundation and the UN.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Teachers gathered at Kigali Genocide Memorial for a workshop organized by the USC Shoah Foundation and Aegis Trust IWitness in Rwanda team as part of the Rwandan Peace Education Program (RPEP).
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Dr. Dan Leshem and Dr. Amy Carnes of USC Shoah Foundation will be leading a course to Rwanda this summer that will allow USC students to study post-genocide reconstruction.  The course, Rebuilding Rwanda: Memory, Testimony, and Living Together after Genocide, was developed in conjunction with Dr.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
April 7, 2014:  USC students in the Shoah Foundation Student Association coordinated a vigil for the 20th anniversary of the 1994  Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, structured around "Remember, Unite, Renew" -- the three themes of Kwibuka20, the international movement to commemorate 20 years since the genocide. Students read excerpts of survivor testimony, gave speeches, performed an original piano-violin duet (written by 2013 PWP Rwanda student Ambrose Soehn), and gathered for a traditional Rwandan dance performance.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
After completing an intense two-week introductory session at the University of Southern California, seven students and two professors are ready to begin this summer’s Problems Without Passports trip to Rwanda.

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