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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.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director, Stephen Smith along with guest speakers, Kim Feinberg, USC Shoah Foundation Regional Consultant in South Africa and Founder and CEO of the Tomorrow Trust, and Freddy Mutanguha, Director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda, address the importance of using testimony in education from a global perspective.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education will support the Six Million Coins™ fundraising initiative, launched by Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to provide for Holocaust survivors in need of basic necessities.
Monday, April 8, 2013
On Yom Hashoah, April 7, 2013, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education remembered the victims of the Holocaust at a unique observance at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley, California.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's annual benefit gala will be held Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, hosted by Jon Stewart with a special appearance by Sandra Bullock and a musical performance by Norah Jones.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is partnering with the American Sephardi Federation and other organizations to undertake the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish Testimony Collection, a new initiative to document the Sephardi and Mizrahi experience during World War II and the Holocaust.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A key USC Shoah Foundation partner’s mission of upgrading public school access to broadband Internet has earned a boost from President Obama. The nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway works to ensure that every K-12 school in the nation has the necessary capacity to fully leverage the possibilities offered by digital education and online learning. EducationSuperHighway’s advocacy was instrumental in the president’s announcement of ConnectED, an initiative to connect 99 percent of U.S. students to high-speed Internet within the next five years.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
April 19, 2013April 19, 2013 is the day of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Commemorative events held in Warsaw will honor the memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's first co-sponsored academic event of the year was a discussion about how atrocities can be stopped by governments and individuals.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director, Stephen Smith along with guest speakers, Kim Feinberg, USC Shoah Foundation Regional Consultant in South Africa and Founder and CEO of the Tomorrow Trust, and Freddy Mutanguha, Director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda, address the importance of using testimony in education from a global perspective.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
On February 11, Dr. Howard Gardner, best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, engaged in a public conversation on the art science of 21st-century education with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, an award-winning behavioral and social scientist and faculty member at the University of Southern California.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Daily Choices, Lasting Effects supports the theme of personal responsibility, specifically the choices we make on a daily basis that can have lasting effects, whether or not we initially realize their implications. Four clips of Holocaust survivor testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive reflect on another person’s action that had a tremendous effect, either positively or negatively on his/her life. Students will be guided with questions: What are our roles in society with regards to personal responsibility?
Thursday, June 6, 2013
On June 5, 1942, the Nazis reported having killed 97,000 Jews in specially constructed gas vans. Friedrich August Jeckeln — who served as an SS and police leader in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II — testified in 1945 that Reich Leader Heinrich Himmler, who organized the mass murder of Jews, told him shootings were too impractical, so gas vans were devised as a more efficient system. The method was initially used against the mentally insane in Polish hospitals in 1939. By 1942 the Nazis had begun to deploy more than 36 of these specially designed and equipped vans.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Tenth grade students at Windward School in Mar Vista, California have been piloting a new IWitness activity titled What Can One Voice Tell Us About a Genocide as part of their Global Studies class.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation director of research and documentation, participated in the “Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma” conference in June. Held at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the symposium brought together scholars from all over the world to address the use and impact of digitized narrative collections in relating the horrors of warfare.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Holocaust and genocide experts and representatives from Holocaust organizations around the world are gathering in China this week for the 2013 Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) conference. USC Shoah Foundation’s director of education, Kori Street, will present a session called “Global Testimony-Based Education.”
Monday, November 11, 2013
Renowned Holocaust scholars Yehuda Bauer and Xu Xin discussed the past, present and future of Holocaust studies in a lively conversation moderated by USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith on Thursday.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is issuing its first-ever call for proposals for an international conference to be held next November, inspired by the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List.
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.
Monday, April 15, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education participated in USC's Genocide Awareness week with a series of events, including an evening of dramatic arts on April 9, 2013.
Monday, July 15, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation educator workshops continue increasing in number and reach. This summer, the program Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century convened new seminars in Budapest and Prague. In addition, another workshop in Poland is scheduled for November. The program’s offerings draw participants from all across their respective nations.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education brought its series of events for Genocide Awareness Week to a close on Thursday, April 11, 2013 with a screening and discussion with filmmaker Elida Schogt.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Seven Multimedia Lessons for the Classroom Designed for educators, Living Histories: Seven Voices from the Holocaust is a series of seven downloadable 30-minute testimonies with classroom lessons highlighting a range of eyewitness experiences related to the Holocaust from the Institute’s Visual History Archive. This series provides educators with the opportunity to broaden students' understanding of the complexity of eyewitness experiences. This series:
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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Eighteen posters from around the world that cry out for an end to violence against women are the subject of Denouncing Violence Against Women, an exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. Part of USC's Genocide Awareness Week, the exhibit includes Holocaust witness testimony from the Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation. The exhibit is open to the public from April 8-21, 2013.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Jewish Museum in Prague has teamed with USC Shoah Foundation to provide a new testimony-based lesson plan for teachers in the Czech Republic. The lesson, “International Committee of the Red Cross and Terezín,” is about the Terezín ghetto and its use as a source of Nazi propaganda in a 1944 International Red Cross report.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
French educators are attending a Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century workshop today and tomorrow to learn about IWitness and using testimony in the classroom.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Contest challenges secondary school students to honor the legacy of Schindler’s List by engaging in community service inspired by survivors’ testimonies and showcasing their action in an IWitness video essay
Thursday, August 8, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Dmytro Groisman, Ukranian human rights activist and USC Shoah Foundation interviewer. Groisman died Monday of a heart attack after a long illness, according to his colleague Maksym Butkevych. He was 41.

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