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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rescue is a crucial topic in understanding genocide survival and appreciating the difficult choices that people make in extreme circumstances. Although many stories of survival during the Holocaust are due to unexplained and unexplainable circumstances, there are also numerous accounts of individual and group acts of aid and rescue that contributed to the survival of thousands of Jewish people.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation spent seven months researching the identities of every child in the liberation photo of the children behind the barbed wire, and reunited four of them yesterday in Krakow.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation spent seven months researching the identities of every child in the liberation photo of the children behind the barbed wire, and reunited four of them January 26, 2015, in Krakow.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Prof. Richard Hovannisian on the life and testimony of Alice Muggerditchian Shipley. This is the third testimony in the Armenian Genocide Testimony series.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Prof. Richard Hovannisian describes the life of Armenian Genocide survivor Ashrag Dickranian. This is the fourth testimony in the Armenian Genocide Testimony clip series.
Monday, November 10, 2014
During the course students learn how to integrate testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive in their teaching for anti-bias and anti-discrimination education.
Monday, June 19, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest testimonies of Nanjing Massacre survivors and its New Dimensions in Testimony interview of Nanjing Massacre survivor Xia Shuqin are drawing closer to being made available to the public.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Over the last several years, I’ve had the distinct privilege to work with the recorded materials collected by the late Dr. J Michael Hagopian. A survivor of the Armenian Genocide himself, Michael had the foresight to capture the voices of those who witnessed the atrocities first hand.  Later this month, the USC Shoah Foundation will make a group of 60 of these interviews available through the Visual History Archive, ensuring that these recollections will be preserved in perpetuity, for future generations.  Michael would have certainly been proud to witness this accomplishment.
Friday, April 3, 2015
After the disastrous Balkan wars of 1912-13, the Turks lost most of their European possessions. To dilute the Armenian presence and create a homogenous Turkish and Muslim population that would unequivocally support the Turkish state, the Young Turks decided on a policy of resettling Muslim refugees from the Balkan wars in Armenian areas and deporting the indigenous population.  These early measures led to the impoverishment and death of thousands; then came the First World War with Turkey taking the side of Germany against Russia and its allies.
Friday, March 28, 2014
New Dimensions in Testimony pilot with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter.
Monday, June 18, 2018
In this clip, Odette Ariav talks about the impact the Holocaust had on her family and the importance of giving testimony.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Australian teacher Sarah Warby describes the profound impact teaching with Holocaust survivor testimony has, especially for one student who changed his life for the better.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Teach About Kristallnacht Through Testimony. Join us on October 19th at 4PM PDT Bring your lesson to life with personal testimonies from those who lived through Kristallnacht Promote your students' close reading of audiovisual testimony For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
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.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Benjamin Oudkerk says that he decided to give his testimony so that his grandchildren could hear his story, and also to share how the kindness of one family saved his life.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Members of the public can interact with New Dimensions in Testimony in its first un-moderated pilot at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) now through Labor Day.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s ability to capture and preserve important information about each testimony has gotten a critical update.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Teacher Steve Richardson uses USC Shoah Foundation Institute testimony.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
After a long period of neglect, the study of genocides against indigenous populations is becoming an increasingly larger part of the field of genocide studies.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah as it’s known in Hebrew, commemorates and honors the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This year, people around the world will remember the victims of the Holocaust May 4-5, 2016.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The piece highlights how the interactive biographies will enable future generations to ask questions of and receive immediate answers from pre-recorded images of Holocaust survivors, long after the last of the living witnesses are gone.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
When I commenced my PhD journey three years ago at Edge Hill University in northern England, I had little idea of where the journey would take me, both literally and figuratively.
Monday, June 2, 2014
A story on the CBS This Morning show about the latest in digital moviemaking technology made sure to note that the technology isn’t just for making imaginary creatures and movie stunt doubles – it’s also being used to create fully interactive displays of Holocaust survivors.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The Kristallnacht pogrom was a critical turning point on the path to genocide, and all of our #IWitnessChat participants agreed that using testimony is a meaningful way for students to understand and connect with the event. Hearing survivors’ detailed accounts of this night makes it much more accessible to students.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chats on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, share best practices, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community.

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