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Sunday, July 1, 2012
The inaugural workshop of the Institute's Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program ran from July 1-6 at Central European University in Budapest.  The program for teachers in Europe provides professional development training centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.  Twenty teachers from across Hungary (and three from Hungarian-speaking regions beyond the national border) completed the workshop, which prepared them to produce their own testimony-based classroom lessons and activities. 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
On June 6, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award.  Iger was honored at the Institute’s annual gala, where he was recognized for his support of the Institute’s work, his longtime philanthropy, and his leadership role in corporate citizenship.  The gala presenting sponsor was JCPenney®.  Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, a visiting research scholar at the University of California–Los Angeles, visited the Institute on May 24 to discuss his research in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Dozens of students at USC attended the HBO-sponsored Student Voices Master Class, an event consisting of workshops and panel discussions on testimony-based documentary filmmaking.  Academy Award-winning filmmakers shared their expertise at the event, including Michael Apted, whose keynote lecture on ethical documentary filmmaking drew nearly 150 people.  moreAlbum posted on:  March 15, 2012 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, the Institute and The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme convened a roundtable discussion, "Strength Through Adversity:  Women and Mass Violence," at the University of Southern California.  The roundtable focused on the capacity of women to overcome adversity and empower others in the face of extreme violence; participants included women survivors of recent conflicts in Central Africa and Eastern Europe.  more
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The first permanent Exhibit about the Holocaust, displayed in Cuba, opened on December 18 at the Centro Sephardi (Sephardic Center) in Havana.  The Exhibit, We Remember–The Holocaust and the Creation of a Living Community, shines a light on the Cuban Jewish experience of the Holocaust and raises awareness that a small Jewish community makes Cuba its home.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  December 21, 2011 
Friday, July 30, 2010
From July 26-30, 2010, 18 educators, representing grades 4 through 12, attended the second annual Teaching with Testimony workshop, part of the Institute’s Master Teacher Program.  The workshop provided participants with training on how to develop testimony-based classroom projects and integrate testimony from the Institute’s archive into existing curricula.  Participants are members of the Institute's Teacher Innovation Network.  To learn more about the Master Teacher Program and the Teacher Innovation Network, click here.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Photos courtesy of Ryan Suffern
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Holocaust survivor George Papanek encourages people to "think globally, act locally," and work together to create a better world.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London, offered a global perspective of the origins and history of concentration camps.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Leading American and international businessmen and philanthropists are joining forces to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 2015.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Program by Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, USC Shoah Foundation and World Jewish Congress in partnership with Discovery Education
Monday, February 10, 2014
USC Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 240.The USC Shoah Foundation together with the USC Gould School of Law International Human Rights Clinic, USC Center for International Studies, the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and USC Libraries, proudly presents an evening with distinguished guest Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Undersecretary-General and Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict 
Friday, October 21, 2011
Attendees included students from China, India, Italy, Rwanda, and the United States.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Martin Šmok, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Senior International Program Consultant, gave presentations at a training event for teachers organized by Pant o.s.  The event took place at the Summer School of Modern History in Ostrava, Czech Republic on August 29 and 30.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
On April 7, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute honored students from across the University who made short films using footage from the Institute’s archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.  The awards ceremony, screening, and panel discussion, made possible by Visions and Voices and HBO, were the culmination of the Student Voices short film competition, which invited all USC students to use the Institute’s archive in order to shape the conversation about violence and genocide.  Among the competition jury and on the panel was Academy Award-wi
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Access copies of 2 testimonies.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Access copies of 2 testimonies given by survivors of Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Access copies of 3 testimonies given by survivors from Germany in Duth and English languages.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Access copies of 1 testimony given by a survivor born in Regensburg, Germany.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education will host an interactive virtual experience for middle- and high-school students worldwide to provide a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Acclaimed writer and Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt will be a special guest at an evening of conversation with USC Shoah Foundation at Aspen Jewish Community Center Wednesday, August 9 at 5 p.m. The program is complimentary and open to the public. Lipstadt will open the evening with remarks about Holocaust denial and its role in global antisemitism.
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.
Friday, April 11, 2014
All over the world, Jewish survivors of the Holocaust era are giving testimony – but not for USC Shoah Foundation’s original collection of over 51,000 Holocaust survivor testimonies. Instead, they are the first participants of the new Testimonies of North Africa and the Middle East project.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Sonia Gomes de Mesquita, chief program officer at World Jewish Congress, says education is key to fighting anti-Semitism – and there’s still a lot of work to be done.de Mesquita, who visited the USC Shoah Foundation offices on Tuesday, served in various capacities at World ORT including COO and CEO for 14 years before joining World Jewish Congress in 2013.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
The international Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) awarded IWitness its Seal of Alignment for Proficiency after a rigorous review process, marking five years that IWitness has been approved by ISTE.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
In the article, Spielberg tours the Institute’s new global headquarters and explains its expanded mission to use testimony from genocide survivors to counteract a rising tide of hate.
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.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The Leichtag Family Foundation has a made a major gift that will enable the USC Shoah Foundation Institute to expand its Teacher Innovation Network, making possible this training for many educators over the next three years.

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