Technology educator Susan Van Wyhe has paired IWitness with the Freedom Writers project at her Iowa middle school, with inspiring and positive results.After learning about at IWitness at an Echoes and Reflections workshop two years ago, Van Wyhe decided to incorporate it into a project for students that would reinforce digital citizenship, editing, research, history and ethics through learning about the Holocaust.
/ Monday, February 1, 2016
David talks about studying Zoology at UCLA following his immigration to the United States. He applied to several medical schools following his undergraduate years, and received acceptances at several prestigious schools, one of which was from the University of Southern California.
clip / Monday, February 1, 2016
Tim Cole (Bristol University), Alberto Giordano (Texas State University), Paul Jaskot (DePaul University), and Anne Knowles (University of Maine) are members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, a multi-institutional, collaborative research group that uses mapping and geography to examine spaces and places of the Holocaust. The group came together in 2007 at a workshop hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss how geography, mapping and geo-visualization can shed new light on the history of the Holocaust.
/ Monday, February 1, 2016
The multidisciplinary Holocaust Geographies Collaborative research group returned to USC Shoah Foundation and shared their plans for an exciting new project harnessing the power of testimony that will begin this summer.
holocaust, gis, research, georgraphy, Holocaust research, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, cagr, op-eds, cagr / Monday, February 1, 2016
PhD candidates, undergraduates and college faculty have the opportunity to research the Visual History Archive in five fellowships currently accepting applications at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
cagr, fellowship, research fellow, center for advanced genocide research, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research / Monday, February 1, 2016
Suzanne Juric and her family returned home to Paris after surviving concentration camps only to find another family living in their apartment who refused to leave. The Jurics sued them, but discovered when they moved back in that the family had destroyed the walls and furnishings.
clip / Tuesday, February 2, 2016
A French-language testimony exhibit that first launched on the ENS Lyon campus last April has been published online.
france, emmanuel debono, ens lyon, Lyon France / Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Esther talks about going to church very frequently so that she could learn all of the Christian prayers and convince others that she was Christian, not Jewish. When she was living with a Nazi family, they questioned whether or not she was really Christian and they had her recite prayers to prove her faith.
clip / Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Kiril Feferman, 2015-16 Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, concluded his four-month fellowship with a lecture Feb. 2 at USC about stories of religiously motivated survival and rescue in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
cagr, center fellow, wolf gruner / Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Lesly Culp is the senior content specialist and trainer for IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s educational platform. Culp joined USC Shoah Foundation in 2014 after having worked with the Institute for years as an English teacher at Vista Murrieta High School.  
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Parks’ story is insightful, inspiring and a powerful education tool for discussing racism, intolerance and the Civil Rights Movement. IWitness includes Parks’ story and many other voices and resources that you could use in your classroom. Discover five resources from IWitness for discussing Black History Month and Civil Rights with your students.
iwitness, education, resources, black history month, op-eds / Monday, February 1, 2016
Special Guest Ambassador Irina BokovaUNESCO Director-General Hosted by Stephen D. SmithExecutive Director of USC Shoah FoundationUNESCO Chair on Genocide Education Monday, February 8, 2016Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pmLeavey Library 17Light refreshments will be served
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​Ambassador Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, will visit USC Shoah Foundation and participate in a public discussion/Q&A on Monday, February 8 at 11 a.m.
unesco, Stephen Smith / Thursday, February 4, 2016
The first-ever Center Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research returned “home” this month to conduct more interviews and work on indexing Cambodian testimonies.As the 2014-15 fellow, LeVine spent the spring 2015 semester in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research conducting research and participating in Center activities, and gave a public talk during her stay.
/ Thursday, February 4, 2016
The USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life proudly presents"Casden Conversations" The Powers and Perils of Nazi PropagandaSunday, March 6, 20164-5:30 p.m.USC Doheny Memorial Library room 240
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Izak Kiven describes the train journey to Prague and the conditions in the city for refugees after World War II. The people were very friendly and eager to help him and other survivors.
clip / Friday, February 5, 2016
Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s senior international program consultant and regional consultant in Czech Republic, gave his first presentation at the U.S. Embassy in Prague on February 4.
Martin Smok, Prague, Czech Republic / Friday, February 5, 2016
Liberator Floyd Dade talks about his experiences growing up in a segregated neighborhood in the U.S. before the war.
clip / Monday, February 8, 2016
How do we begin to remember the millions of victims of the biggest genocide in human history? How do we echo the gravity of the world’s loss to students? How do we work to create a meaningful moment that memorializes humankind’s greatest tragedy? In planning a Holocaust unit in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations, these are questions that were prevalent in our minds as we devised a memorial program that paid tribute while emphasizing the need for continued human rights education in classroom’s across the world.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, op-eds / Monday, February 8, 2016
Bokova discussed the importance of human rights education in combating radical extremism around the world in a talk on February 8 in Leavey Library.
Stephen Smith, unesco / Monday, February 8, 2016
Dr. Kiril Feferman, the Institute's 2015-2016 Center Fellow, gives a lecture on his research regarding the roles religion plays in Jewish survival in occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
presentation, lecture, Feferman, cagr, religion / Monday, February 8, 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.)
cagr / Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Andrea van Noord gave her students a small taste of her job of an indexer, and in return, they offered a thoughtful new perspective on the Visual History Archive.
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Liberator Paul Parks describes his experiences with racism while attending Purdue University in 1941.
clip / Tuesday, February 9, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness activity “Arrival at Auschwitz” was piloted in Ukraine last week with 15 students, many of whom had experienced being displaced themselves in the country’s 2014 unrest.
Ukraine, IWitness activity, anna lenchovska / Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Liberator Willam McKinney describes an incident in which a white train conductor called William and his black comrades a derogatory name. He says such language is ignorant and he tries not to respond to it.
clip / Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A diverse group of guests from NGOs, memory institutions and schools gathered in the heart of historical Prague at the Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University to commemorate its sixth anniversary as a full access site of the Visual History Archive.
Malach Center, Prague, Charles University, Sam Gustman / Wednesday, February 10, 2016
IWitness users looking for secondary source material can now use keywords to search "The Holocaust and Other Genocides: An Introduction," the first digital book to be integrated into the IWitness platform.
NIOD, iwitness / Thursday, February 11, 2016
The office of the Ukrainian ombudsman conducted a seminar for 30 teachers on the best practices of human rights education using USC Shoah Foundation’s multimedia teaching guide, Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches.
Ukraine / Friday, February 12, 2016

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