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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Following another arduous school year, 17 teachers who participated in the 2016 edition of USC Shoah Foundation’s Master Teacher program in Hungary returned to present the testimony-based lessons they developed and piloted in their classes over the past year.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Ways to Inspire Respect Professional Development series launching today will engage with real-world issues that teachers face in classrooms, such as cultural conflict, lack of dialogue or inappropriate dialogue, and confusion around issues of identity that can quickly escalate in schools and distract from curricular goals.
Monday, October 9, 2017
The idea of building inclusive connected communities through the testimonies of genocide survivors may be a novel one, but DePauw University Student Body Vice President Armaan Patel is eager to learn more about it at the USC Shoah Foundation Intercollegiate Diversity Congress (IDC) later this week.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Two dozen student body leaders from across the country will descend on USC Shoah Foundation on Friday and Saturday to take part in the Institute’s first-ever convening of the Intercollegiate Diversity Congress Summit.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
In a new quantitative study, USC Shoah Foundation will evaluate how teachers’ familiarity with IWitness impacts implementation and students’ learning outcomes.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Coinciding with Inauguration Day, USC Shoah Foundation debuts an initiative developed to quell some of the divides and intolerance exacerbated by the election. The 100 Days to Inspire Respect campaign starts today, its first week focusing on hate, and the power of storytelling and testimony in stopping it.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Two supporters of USC Shoah Foundation, Leonard Blavatnik and Trevor Pears, and Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy were awarded knighthoods in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2017 Birthday Honors List.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Each week, we will profile a scholar who will present his or her research at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research's upcoming conference Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies, Oct. 23-24, 2017.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Acclaimed researcher Alex Hinton will give a lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research on November 2. The lecture, which will begin at 4 p.m., is open to the public at USC’s Social Sciences Building.
Friday, November 3, 2017
in his lecture at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research on Thursday, Professor Alexander Hinton shared insights into the life trajectory of the infamous Comrade Duch, commandant of the former S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, and the lessons Duch might offer as we attempt to understand how ordinary people commit genocide.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Reflections on the recent conferences the USC Shoah Foundation hosted or participated in, and the ways in which these scholarly gatherings enrich the field of genocide studies and demonstrate the value of the Visual History Archive.
Monday, January 9, 2017
The foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (German acronym EVZ) is hosting an international workshop on the use of Holocaust survivor testimonies in education January 9-11.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Three hundred and ninety-six testimonies were added to the Visual History Archive as part of the archive’s latest update on January 23, including new collections and features.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Smith’s lecture is the Jewish Community Centre London's annual Spiro Tribute Lecture, sponsored by the Pears Foundation.
Monday, March 20, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith lent his expertise, and New Dimensions in Testimony, to a panel on technology at Jewish Funders Network (JFN)’s annual international conference in Atlanta on March 20.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The group visiting the Institute’s office on Tuesday were students in Robert Hernandez’ digital journalism class at USC.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
For Lucy Fried, storytelling is the best way to make an impact. The high school sophomore is a Junior Intern with USC Shoah Foundation, and as such, has spent one day every month for the past five months listening to testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive – to the stories and memories of Holocaust and genocide survivors.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Robert Ackles has slogged up the 405 from San Diego to Los Angeles once a month, every month, for almost two years. He’s sat through the heat and the desperate freeway traffic for one reason, and one reason alone: to visit USC Shoah Foundation’s home at USC’s Leavey Library as a Junior Intern. Part of a small group of young students, Ackles meets periodically to discuss and analyze such topics as hatred, prejudice, intolerance and how to stop both using positive moral guidance and active participation in society.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
When students learn about refugees in IWitness, it will be Tomás Rafa’s documentary video footage of the current-day refugee crisis in Europe that will help them make connections between refugees of the past and present.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Such topics as raising awareness and support for the deaf community, combatting stereotypes and bullying throughout their schools, and helping the homeless were just a few of the worthy ventures students took on this year.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
After hundreds of motorcyclists ride through Rhode Island on June 9, they will sit down to a Shabbat dinner and learn about USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
David Hales’ dedication to IWitness has taken him from Michigan to Prague. Hales is the social studies consultant for Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency, helping to bring best practices to classrooms in the 33 school districts in Wayne County, Mich., through teacher trainings, workshops and meetings. He was introduced to IWitness through USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness Detroit program, which launched in 2015 in order to expand the use of IWitness in Michigan.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
One year after the Future of Storytelling Festival exhibited USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony, Gustman has been invited back to give a talk at the 2017 Future of Storytelling Summit on October 4-5.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Armed with insights gathered during her two-week research trip to USC Shoah Foundation, Professor Maria Rita Corticelli is ready to begin building an archive of testimonies of minority groups who have experienced various forms of mass violence, including genocide and ethnic cleansing, in Iraq. “It’s something that is absolutely missing because there is nothing on Iraq regarding genocides committed there, not only the last one by ISIS but the ones committed before,” Corticelli said. “There is no centralized database where these testimonies are together.”
Monday, August 21, 2017
Less than a week after the neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, USC Shoah Foundation received a call from Blake Humphrey, student body president of West Virginia University. How could he work with USC Shoah Foundation to speak out against this blatant display of hatred and bigotry?
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust's pilot NDT installation marks the world premiere of the NDT testimony of Eva Schloss, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the posthumous stepsister of Anne Frank.
Monday, October 2, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation is announcing the release of Lala, a virtual reality film and educational resource that tells the true story of a dog that brightened the lives of a family interned by the Nazis in a ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Ohio State University Student Body President Andrew Jackson and his counterparts across the Big 10 Conference will join student leaders from universities around the country at USC Shoah Foundation next week to think critically about diversity and inclusion on their campuses.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Following the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum was created by the Vietnamese-backed government in an attempt to garner international legitimacy for the new regime. The museum, according to research fellow Timothy Williams at the Centre for Conflict Studies at Marburg University in Germany, seeks to shock visitors and demonstrate the horrific nature of the previous regime.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The 1:30-3:30 p.m. panel on the second day of the Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies conference at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will gather three scholars who create maps, not of geographic places of genocide, but rather the personal journeys and social networks of survivors as they went on their trajectories through the Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide.

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