USC Shoah Foundation provides some of the tools that educators can choose to use on this day, or any other day in their classroom.
iwitness / Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Rachel Amit explains why she feels it is important that she speak to students about the Holocaust.
clip / Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A photography exhibit that incorporates testimony from the Visual History Archive is now on display in Moscow following its debut in Prague last spring.
auschwitz album, russia, moscow, Martin Smok / Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor shows photographs taken in Auschwitz, including one depicting her and her twin sister Miriam being experimented on by Dr. Josef Mengele.
clip / Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Julia Werner, the 2015/2016 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow, finished up her two-and-a-half week visit to USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research last Thursday with a talk, “Beyond the Pictorial Frame: Ghettoization of the Jews in Poland,” on her research.
Doug Greenberg, fellowship, cagr, center for advanced genocide research / Thursday, February 18, 2016
Anasheh Tahmasian may not work in genocide awareness anymore, but she still carries what she learned during her time as a USC Shoah Foundation intern with her.Tahmasian, now an on-call marketing research consultant at Lieberman Research Worldwide, interned for the Institute for seven months in 2013, before graduating from USC with a degree in psychology in December 2013.At USC Shoah Foundation, Tahmasian did everything from posting on social media to helping with the research department to finding new videos.
/ Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mayer displays three different photographs from the ghetto Sieradz. He says that the Nazis photographed every misdeed that they did because they were proud of what they were doing.
clip / Thursday, February 18, 2016
Students and scholars across Florida will soon be able to access The Florida Holocaust Museum’s digital collections of art, historical objects and first-person testimony.
florida, preserving the legacy / Friday, February 19, 2016
Edith Coliver describes Raphael Lemkin's fight to coin the term "genocide" and get it accepted by the international community. February 20 is World Day of Social Justice.
clip / Friday, February 19, 2016
Robert Alfandary describes the foods he ate as a Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jew before World War II.
clip / Monday, February 22, 2016
What started out as just a class turned into the beginning of a new passion for Lara Sassounian.Sassounian, a sophomore art history major at USC, was trying to find a course to fulfill her GE (general education) requirement last semester. The only one available, she said, was Religion 359, Culture in Diaspora: The Jews of Spain, taught by Professor Jessica Marglin. Sassounian said she had no idea what that meant, but she signed up.
/ Monday, February 22, 2016
The fifth annual ucLADINO symposium at UCLA will include a panel featuring USC students who have utilized testimony in their research on the Ladino language.
ucla, ladino / Monday, February 22, 2016
In this talk, Julia Werner attempts to tell the story of the ghettoization of the Jewish population in Poland through the lenses of several photographic collections combined with interviews from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.
cagr, presentation, lecture / Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Advanced standing PhD candidates have just five more days to apply for two fellowships at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
fellowship, Doug Greenberg, bob katz / Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Herbert Degan reflects on how a country like Germany could allow something like the Holocaust to happen.
clip / Tuesday, February 23, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Regional Consultant Rob Hadley traveled to Cincinnati and Kentucky to lead IWitness workshops with teachers and students. It was the first time either school had been introduced to IWitness and both were deeply moved by the experience.
iwitness / Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Cheng Fang may have come to the United States to study film, but after he graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with an M.F.A. in 2014, he knew he wanted to do something that linked his film skills with his home country of China. “All my passion was kind of to contribute to my country, China, and also maybe how to get more connections between China and here, America,” Fang said. He found a role in which he can do just that at USC Shoah Foundation, where he currently works as part of the project to record video testimony from survivors of the Nanjing Massacre.
/ Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Laszlo describes the "Victorian" way of life in Cincinnati after World War II and how he truly found his home as a student at Hebrew Union College.
clip / Wednesday, February 24, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chat's on the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community.Follow the IWitness twitter account @USCIWitness and to join the chat follow and send tweets with #IWitnessChat.
#IWitnessChat / Thursday, February 25, 2016
Go behind the scenes of the IWitness Video Challenge in a new biweekly series. In the first installment, learn everything you need to know about entering this year's contest.
witness challenge, iwvc / Thursday, February 25, 2016
In the second installation in the series, get to know the hardworking staff in USC Shoah Foundation's Executive Office.
/ Friday, February 26, 2016
Branko Lustig reflects on winning an Oscar for Schindler's List and shares his other awards including two Emmy's.
clip, holocaust survivor, Branko Lustig, Oscar, Academy, award / Friday, February 26, 2016
USC sophomore Dana Austin was interested in Professor Jessica Marglin’s course on the Jews of Spain because of its connection to her Spanish major. But the course actually led to her exploration of a different language altogether, with the help of the Visual History Archive: Ladino.
/ Friday, February 26, 2016
Students at the Ronald Lauder Jewish School in Prague debuted the short films they made using testimony from the Visual History Archive.
lauder, czech, Czech Republic, Prague, Martin Smok / Monday, February 29, 2016
Lusia talks about the Sonderkommando Uprising in Auschwitz in 1944 and the efforts of Roza Robota and three other women who smuggled gunpowder to the Sonderkommando group. March is Women's History Month.
clip / Monday, February 29, 2016
"Silence is not an option" became the motto of over 100 guests who learned about USC Shoah Foundation’s mission to fight against hatred and intolerance through genocide survivor and witness testimony.
advancement / Tuesday, February 2, 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 / Monday, February 1, 2016

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