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Thursday, February 10, 2005
The Anti-Defamation League, the Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem today announced a partnership that will promote Holocaust studies as well as bring innovative anti-bias education to American classrooms.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Over the course of 2016, testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive contributed to a wide array of published texts, from studies about the methodology of the Institute’s interviewing and cataloguing, to wholly other subjects that pulled from the VHA to back a defined thesis.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation is pleased to announce Stephen A. Cozen as chairman of its Board of Councilors.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Los Angeles, June 13, 2017 – A group of students from Chicago who inspired their fellow students to embrace each other’s unique identity has won the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A social anthropologist, Sandra Gruner-Domic, PhD, is the research expert on the Guatemalan Testimony Collection at USC Shoah Foundation. She is an experienced lecturer in sociology and gender studies at California State Long Beach University and USC. Her research interests are migration and gender, violence, displacement and genocide. Additionally she has researched, taught and published works on migration, race and ethnic relations, process of representation and identity in transnational context, global citizenship u.a. 
Friday, February 2, 2018
Inaugural Breslauer, Rutman & Anderson Research Fellow Diane Marie Amann gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research about her research on the little-known women involved in the Nuremberg Trials.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Over the course of their stay, the team built six IWitness activities focused on peace building in Rwanda. The first to go online will focus on Propaganda and Social Cohesion, which will be available for teachers and students by Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Steven Spielberg’s Seven-Time Academy Award®-Winning Masterpiece Arrives in Theaters for a Limited Theatrical Engagement. USC Shoah Foundation is Coordinating Free Screenings for High School Educators and Students in Select North American Theaters on Dec. 4 and 5.
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, December 21, 2011
Exhibit focuses on the Cuban Jewish Communities origins and history.
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.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
In July 2012, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute convened the inaugural workshop of “Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century,” a professional development program for teachers in Europe centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive has enhanced nearly 250 university and college courses worldwide, including 67 at USC. This fall, members of the Institute’s staff will teach two additional courses that integrate testimony.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
A budapesti Holokauszt Emlékközpont egyéves Holokauszt-oktatási Szakértőképzési Programot indított oktatási szakértők, tanárképzésben dolgozók és tananyagírók számára.A budapesti Holokauszt Emlékközpont egyéves Holokauszt-oktatási Szakértőképzési Programot indított oktatási szakértők, tanárképzésben dolgozók és tananyagírók számára. A programot a washingtoni Holokauszt Emlékmúzeum (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum), az International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research nemzetközi szervezet és a Nemzeti Erőforrás Minisztériuma támogatja.
Monday, September 21, 2009
A Közép-európai Egyetemen (CEU) működő Curriculum Resource Center (Tananyagfejlesztési Központ)- CRC http://web.ceu.hu/crc/ - 2010 februárjában egyhetes CRC programot szervez oktatóknak és kutatóknak. A program során kurzustervezést segítő és tanítási módszertani szemináriumok várják az érdeklődőket.Ezúton szeretnénk felhívni figyelmüket az Új adatbázisok és módszerek a Jewish Studies oktatásában (New Sources and Methodologies for Jewish Studies) című CRC programra való jelentkezés határidejére (2010. január 10.)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Bella Fox recalls the terrifying experience of arriving to Auschwitz-II Birkenau from the Sighet ghetto in Romania. Bella’s testimony was collected by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and will be integrated into the Visual History Archive part of the Preserving the Legacy Initiative.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Rolf Allan and his family settled in England during the war, after attempting to travel to Cuba on the St. Louis ship. They had very little with them and found it difficult to settle in, as they were not welcomed initially in England because they were German. 
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Highlights of the 2016 Master Teacher program in Budapest. A USC Shoah Foundation’s professional development initiative, Master Teacher (formerly Teaching with Testimony) is a two-year program that incorporates workshops, mentoring, and community building to prepare educators to search for and utilize testimony from the Visual History Archive, as well as other digital learning tools such as IWitness.
Friday, April 18, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation has embarked on a partnership with Windward School - its first partner school in Los Angeles - to introduce Windward's teachers to the methodology of teaching with testimony and to integrate testimony-based educational activities into the school's curriculum.
Monday, December 3, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education received the Arpa Foundation Award of the 2012 Arpa International Film Festival. The Institute was recognized for "its outstanding achievement in Holocaust education and preservation of testimonies of survivors." Executive Director Stephen D. Smith accepted the award on behalf of the Institute at the December 2 gala awards banquet in Los Angeles.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Peg LeVine, Ph.D., E.D., is currently an Associate Professor in Global and Population Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Professor Omer Bartov to give a public lecture.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
USC Shoah Foundation and IBUKA to collaborate on research project.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
On July 7, 1937, the Japanese attack Wanping on the outskirts of Beijing, and the second Sino-Japanese War begins. The Japanese quickly take Beijing and capture Tianjin (Tientsin). Savage fighting breaks out in Shanghai on August 13, which falls to Japan by late December. Initially, Japan continues a policy of open immigration to Shanghai. The November Pogrom (November 9, 1938) in Germany dramatically increases the number of German Jews entering Shanghai. Over 1,500 refugees arrive by the end of December 1938, and the number reaches 4,000 three months later.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
On July 7, 1937, the Japanese attack Wanping on the outskirts of Beijing, and the second Sino-Japanese War begins. The Japanese quickly take Beijing and capture Tianjin (Tientsin). Savage fighting breaks out in Shanghai on August 13, which falls to Japan by late December. Initially, Japan continues a policy of open immigration to Shanghai. The November Pogrom (November 9, 1938) in Germany dramatically increases the number of German Jews entering Shanghai. Over 1,500 refugees arrive by the end of December 1938, and the number reaches 4,000 three months later.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Two senior staff members of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute have traveled to South Africa and Rwanda to meet with partners and explore new relationships and opportunities for collaborative initiatives.
Monday, March 24, 2014
As part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Visible Evidence XVI Conference, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a panel discussion and audience participatory Q&A session on issues related to conducting interviews with genocide survivors for use in documentary film and what happens to the body of footage after its initial use.The participants were (alphabetical order): Anne Aghion (NYC), Ted Braun (LA), Andi Gitow (Panel Moderator) (NYC), James Moll (LA), Socheata Poeuv (New Haven).
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Annual gifts are given to the areas of greatest need, impacting virtually everything at the Institute. Annual gifts enable SFI to provide resources not initially covered. Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to the Institute because they allow funds to be generated wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise.Call our Advancement office at (213) 821-9337 or email us to learn more about annual giving.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Nineteen educators gathered at Central European University Budapest the first weekend in July 2016 to share the activities they piloted in the classroom after being initiated into the Master Teacher program in Hungary last year.

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