Fred remembers a conversation he had with a German soldier about the Nazi military ideology, in addition to the ideology about the German "reich." The Nazis intended to create this "reich" using any method because they believed they were the "supermen."
clip / Thursday, May 19, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s Armenian Genocide Collection is in the process of being transcribed, translated and subtitled in English, so that more viewers can watch the testimonies given in the survivors’ native languages.
Armenian Genocide Testimony Collection / Friday, May 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation, writer Robin Migdol sits down with Manuk Avedikyan, program administrator for the Armenian Genocide Testimony Collection. Manuk describes the intricate process of translating and subtitling of the Armenian language testimonies.
A Closer Look, Armenian Genocide, interview, Armenian Genocide Collection, video / Monday, May 23, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host the international conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” at the University of Southern California, Sept. 11-14, 2016. The scholars profiled in this series were each selected to present their research at the conference. Jorge Ramon Gonzalez-Ponciano will look back over one hundred years in Guatemala’s history to examine what he believes was one of the earliest triggers of the Guatemalan Genocide in the 1980s.
cagr / Monday, May 23, 2016
Eva Szekely shares the incredible story of how she unexpectedly met the same Arrow Cross member who spared her from being shot into the Danube River as a child years later at a swimming competiton.
clip / Monday, May 23, 2016
IWitness’s popular Watch page, which features curated testimony clips and accompanying educational materials, has added new content and features in response to user feedback.
iwitness / Monday, May 23, 2016
This seminar will extend Echoes & Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide Lessons and work to deepen participant knowledge of the topic through testimony and other IWitness resources.
iwitness, seminar, echoes and reflections / Tuesday, May 24, 2016
US veteran James Matthews describes what he saw upon entering Nordhausen. He was shocked to see the emaciated prisoners and dead bodies. May is Military Appreciation Month.
clip / Tuesday, May 24, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Managing Director Kim Simon and Director of Education Kori Street are in Bucharest, Romania, this week at the bi-annual plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
ihra, kim simon, kori street, romania / Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Beatrice talks about how pleasant life was living in Bucharest before the war, remembering a park at the center of the city. She recalls the Jewish community being very integrated within all facets of the city.
clip / Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ten years ago, Karen Haynie brought testimony from USC Shoah Foundation into her classroom by having her students gather around a single computer to watch the videos.
/ Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Theoneste Karenzi addresses concerns about justice and shame for genocide perpetrators, and responds to Genocide against the Tutsi deniers.
clip / Thursday, May 26, 2016
The education, community and peace-building Rwanda Peace Education Program (RPEP) has concluded after three years, and its partners have begun to evaluate the impact of USC Shoah Foundation’s role in the program, with positive results.
rpep, rwanda, kigali genocide memorial, iwitness, genocide archive rwanda / Thursday, May 26, 2016
A collection of testimony clips from WWII liberators who served in the United States Armed Forces.
liberator, tcv / Friday, May 27, 2016
Howard Cwick was born in the Bronx, New York, on August 25, 1923, to Samuel and Sarah Cwick, both Polish immigrants. Howard had an older sister, Sylvia. TheCwick family spoke both English and Yiddish, kept a kosher home, and attended synagogue three times a week. Howard went to school at P.S. 100 in the Bronx beforegoing on to Brooklyn Technical High School. When he was seven years old, Howard received his first camera and became interested in photography.
male, liberator, soldier, Buchenwald, clip, unesco / Friday, May 27, 2016
 Nimrod Ariav shares 'his message to the future.'
/ Friday, May 27, 2016
The American Society for Yad Vashem will honor Holocaust survivors in Hollywood at its annual gala in Los Angeles June 6, inspired by The Hollywood Reporter’s landmark story “Hollywood’s Last Survivors.”
yad vashem, Hollywood Reporter, Branko Lustig / Friday, May 27, 2016
The young Nazi approached 13-year-old Szulem Czygielmamn as he walked on the sidewalk of Lubartowska Street in Lublin, Poland, and shoved him off the sidewalk. Szulem was lucky; Jews had died for less.
Israel, holocaust survivor, résistance, op-eds / Friday, May 27, 2016
Glance at one of David Kassan’s artworks depicting Holocaust survivors Samuel Goldofsky or Elsa Ross and you might assume it’s a photograph. But look closer and the piece comes to life as an intricately detailed and stunningly realistic oil painting.
/ Friday, May 27, 2016
Sam tells the story of his father being taken away and ultimately sent to Auschwitz. In the process of trying to save his father, Sam's entire family was almost taken prisoner. Sam, his brother, his sister and his mother were all able to escape except his father.
clip / Friday, May 27, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host the international conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” at the University of Southern California, Sept. 11-14, 2016. The scholars profiled in this series were each selected to present their research at the conference. Roddy Brett’s research on the genocide in Guatemala began 24 years ago while he was working on his second master’s degree at Cambridge – a decision he made literally overnight.
/ Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Activist and Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein explains why she believes social activism is a duty for all. Hedy died May 26, 2016, at age 91.
clip / Tuesday, May 31, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host a steady stream of undergraduate, graduate and faculty fellows this summer who will conduct research in the Visual History Archive for a wide range of projects and courses.
cagr, fellow, fellowship, rutman teaching fellow, texas, teaching fellowship / Tuesday, May 31, 2016
More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative – an ambitious plan to save recorded eyewitness testimony and bring voices of genocide survivors to a wider audience.
JFC, preserving the legacy, vha / Monday, May 16, 2016
May 16, 2015 – More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative – an ambitious plan to save recorded eyewitness testimony and bring voices of genocide survivors to a wider audience.  
/ Monday, May 16, 2016
Cate Wilson is the Community Engagement and Outreach specialist for the USC Shoah Foundation’s education department. She earned an MA in Religion and is completing her PhD, both from Claremont School of Theology. She joined the Institute in 2016. In addition to community engagement and outreach, she draws on 15 years of experience as a line-producer and production manager in the film and television industries contributing to project management for the education department. She earned her PhD in Practical Theology from Claremont McKenna College.
/ Monday, May 16, 2016

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