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Monday, January 6, 2014
Today marks the beginning of Kwibuka20, Rwanda’s three-month commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
President Paul Kagame visited USC Shoah Foundation on Wednesday to learn more about the Institute’s work linking testimony, technology and education.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Consulate General of Poland and USC Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery Welcome Dr. Jacek Leociak.
Monday, November 19, 2007
The world’s largest collection of visual Holocaust survivor and witness testimonies is now available to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum visitors. The University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses from 56 nations and in 32 languages.
Monday, April 23, 2007
LOS ANGELES, CA—APRIL 23, 2007—This evening, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the Shoah Foundation, will present the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Ambassadors for Humanity Award to Wallis Annenberg. Longtime supporter of the organization Jerry Seinfeld will serve as host. The event will also feature a performance by Don Henley.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Just one month after IWalk launched in Czech Republic, a second resource is already being developed. The city of Brno, in the Southern Moravia region of the country, will join Prague in offering downloadable testimony clip reels of Holocaust survivor testimonies that students may watch as they visit relevant historical sites.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s work in France is led by historian Emmanuel Debono, who says it’s exciting to be involved in such a worldwide effort to teach and preserve history.
Friday, June 6, 2014
On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, in which Allied troops landed on the Normandy coast in France, USC Shoah Foundation has published a new online exhibit featuring the testimonies of soldiers and witnesses who recall that historic day.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Henry Jenkins will bring his expertise in media studies, pedagogy and activism to USC Shoah Foundation’s Memory, Media and Technology: Exploring the Trajectories of Schindler’s List conference this November.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Social Engagements with Holocaust Remembrance in New Media panel will illustrate just three of the many fascinating ways scholars are looking at testimony in its various forms in order to study the mediation of Holocaust remembrance.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
At the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), Gary Goodwin’s students represent an especially vast range of nationalities and backgrounds. So it’s only fitting that he uses IWitness to teach not just the Holocaust, but also the Nanjing Massacre and Rwandan Tutsi Genocide.Goodwin teaches 10th, 11th, and 12th grade humanities within CISB’s International Baccalaureate curriculum. He was inspired by Schindler’s List to get a master’s in history and from researching the movie discovered USC Shoah Foundation and IWitness.
Monday, November 10, 2014
For many educators in the greater Los Angeles area, Matthew Friedman is their first introduction to teaching the Holocaust.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Auschwitz should never have existed, so why are we so keen to cling onto it? Would it not be reasonable to scrub it from the landscape, remove the very thought of what it represents from our minds, recognize it as the cemetery it is, then grass it over and leave the dead to rest in peace?  
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Rob Kuznia joined the communications department of USC Shoah Foundation as publicist last fall. Today, he is celebrating a major accomplishment from his previous life as a journalist: a Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Historians continue to debate the extent of German responsibility for the Armenian Genocide in 1915. The Ottoman Empire was an ally of Germany during WWI (1914- 1918). During the war, Germany was blamed for the Armenian Genocide. Historian Arnold Toynbee in his widely read pamphlet Armenian Atrocities published in 1915 “indicted” Germany for what he called a “shameful and terrible page of modern history” in Armenia.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Two classes on opposite sides of the world completed an upcoming IWitness activity inspired by USC Shoah Foundation's social media campaign.
Friday, July 24, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s first Texas A&M Teaching Fellow Adam R. Seipp got to do something he doesn’t often get the opportunity to do: work uninterrupted in the Visual History Archive and fully focus on his passion for testimony for a whole week.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Professor Alejandro Baer, now from the University of Minnesota, was first attracted to USC Shoah Foundation in 2000, when it was titled Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and was deep into its project to collect 50,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors around the world.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Paris. The way we think of that beautiful city has changed. That's what they want. They want us to think about things differently, to use Paris as a symbol of bloodshed and fear, not the one we know and love of liberty and culture. That is the nature of extremism: It tries to change who we are, how we see the world, to change our habits and our patterns of thought, to enjoy our freedoms less, to exert control.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Executive Director Stephen Smith discusses the impact of Auschwitz: The Past is Present on USC Shoah Foundation
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
A lecture by Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union, New York)USC Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies2714 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles CA 90070(Parking available at the Institute or on Hoover.)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s project to record testimonies of Jews who experienced persecution while living in the Middle East and Africa during the Holocaust will be a topic of discussion at the "Jews of the Middle East in the Shadow of the Holocaust" conference Jerusalem on April 5, 2016.
Friday, July 29, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation responds to the stifling of freedom in Turkey following the failed coup attempt July 15-16, 2016.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The theme of Holocaust Education Week (HEW) 2016 is “Future of Memory.” It will explore how future generations will perpetuate and innovate in the field of Holocaust education and remembrance.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Mellody and George will be honored for their steadfast commitment to dynamic and innovative humanitarian efforts, and their longtime support of USC Shoah Foundation. Harrison Ford will be one of the evening's special guests.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 31, 2016 – In preparation for the new school year, USC Shoah Foundation unveils its annual update of IWitness, a free online resource that is among the world’s foremost education tools for teaching compassion.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The two-day international conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” will be held on October 23-24, 2017 at the University of Southern California.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
A lecture by Teresa Walch (University of California, San Diego) 2016-2017 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies    
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
As an educator you might be thinking how to get started with the IWitness Video Challenge. How do you encourage your students to make a difference? How do you incorporate video editing? Well, we have the answers to these questions from actual IWitness educators.
Monday, February 27, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Collection will gain at least five more testimonies this spring when Project Director Jacqueline Semha Gmach travels to Paris for four months.

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