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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
These short videos use testimony from our Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony collection of witnesses to contemporary antisemitism. They were produced to appear at United Nations, UNESCO and the European Commission’s Agency for Fundamental Rights For more information about Countering Antisemitism Through Testimony and how you can get involved, visit http://sfi.usc.edu/antisemitism
Monday, April 8, 2019
Public lecture by Sven Reichardt (University of Konstanz) This lecture is part of the Gerda Henkel Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
A public lecture by Professor Sven Reichardt (University of Konstanz, Germany) Organized by the USC Max Kade Institute and co-sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
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.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Lee Liberman to Chair Board of Councilors; Joel Citron Named Vice Chair. Liberman, a citizen of Australia, is the Institute’s first chair based outside of the United States. She and Citron have each dedicated many years to the USC Shoah Foundation, both serving on the Executive Committee of its Board of Councilors.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By the end of World War II, 96 percent of Thessaloniki’s 50,000 Jews had been killed, but the area’s connection to its Jewish past remains strong. Making that connection stronger, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently became the latest access site for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Friday, May 31, 2019
This month, the 2017-2019 Interdisciplinary Research Week team came together again for their second weeklong residency at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Thanks to a generous grant from the Kazickas Family Foundation, USC Shoah Foundation will be able to index nearly 50 Lithuanian-language testimonies recorded in the 1990s. It comes at a time when Lithuania is grappling with difficult questions about the Holocaust.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wolf Gruner, the founding director of USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, began his quest to build a Holocaust library as part of a new Holocaust program as soon as he arrived at USC via Berlin a decade ago.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Northern California local affiliates of CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC all aired segments about the exhibit featuring Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter, displayed by USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith in a room of the state Capitol building.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A USC Shoah Foundation film crew is recording four new testimonies in Central Europe this week at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Mauthausen, the Warsaw Ghetto and other historic sites. The project to capture the 360-degree testimonies stems from a partnership with the International March of the Living program.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, will deliver a keynote address after a screening event at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in South Africa. The film, “Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity,” shines a light on how, seven decades after the Holocaust, the world still lacks a global treaty for the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity despite their ongoing perpetration.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
We are currently seeking a Creative Digital Content Producer and Manager to join USC Shoah Foundation to oversee the planning and production of video, digital, and multimedia media projects.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Program Specialist – Visitor Experience will report to the Program Manager – Program Development and be part of the Executive Office team. This individual will coordinate communications with all visitors to the USC SF whether they are in person, online or on the phone. They will be responsible for coordinating the visitor experience program, including determining the program and agenda for visits, liaising with department staff, scheduling spaces and hosting visitors. They will support staff across the institute who participate in visits.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
On January 25, 2019, the fifth- and sixth-graders of a school in Cottbus, Germany honored all those affected during the Holocaust by unveiling a Butterfly Project memorial to the 1.5 million children murdered during this dark moment in history. This first-ever initiative in Germany introduced a new, younger audience to real stories of local children.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
New video challenge inspires students and educators to fight against discrimination, injustice and hate by using the power of testimony to create a brighter future.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
At UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on Jan. 27, USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith will host a panel discussion following a screening of “Who Will Write Our History,” a documentary by Director Roberta Grossman and Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg that chronicles a covert effort by a group of resistance fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto who amassed an archive of documents that would later shed light on the Nazi atrocities that occurred there.
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.”
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
From social media campaigns to attending events in Rwanda, USC Shoah Foundation is marking this year’s Genocide Awareness Month with several important initiatives.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation will open their joint exhibition “Facing Survival: David Kassan” at USC Fisher Museum.
Monday, April 15, 2019
The activity about the 1938 “Anschluss” is the product of a partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and erinnern.at, an educational NGO in Austria.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors have contacted the Institute to express their desire to tell their stories. The Last Chance initiative will give them the opportunity.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
USC Shoah Foundation is joining forces with The Genocide Education Project, which is dedicated to bringing curriculum about the World War I-era Armenian Genocide into high schools across the United States.
Monday, January 7, 2019
Public lecture by Virginia Bullington (USC undergraduate, Narrative Studies)
Friday, July 26, 2019
The new Jewish Studies course has students attaching codes to USC Shoah Foundation’s testimonies, enabling them to analyze patterns, test hypotheses and, occasionally, tell broader stories.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The State Legislature passed a joint resolution that commemorates the Institute’s 25th anniversary and for its work countering antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate and intolerance.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary and recent rerelease of “Schindler’s List,” USC Shoah Foundation has produced a suite of learning activities connected to the film. The engaging activities encourage critical thinking; all feature clips of testimony from Holocaust survivors who were saved by Oskar Schindler.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Bill Morgan, now 93 years old, is a survivor of the Stanislawow Ghetto. After obtaining a birth certificate from a Polish Christian, he escaped the ghetto and found work as a farmhand in Ukraine. Museum audiences will be able to ask questions of Morgan about his life experiences and hear his pre-recorded responses in real time.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Alberto Innocenti, grandfather of Francesca Innocenti, secretly hid Jewish people -- including members of his wife’s family -- in his apartment during World War II. For this and other acts of heroism the Catholic Italian was recognized posthumously by Yad Vashem.

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