Jewish survivor Victoria Blank discusses her difficulty adjusting to school as a young girl.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Max Epstein discusses the structure of his schooling from age 6 to 18. He remembers his strong skills in math and the difficulty he had learning languages in school, until he was able to travel and master the languages on his own.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
As the sun sets on the Danube River, I felt the need to pinch myself. I am really here in Budapest? It doesn’t feel so far away from my home in Los Angeles. But looking at the architecture and the castle in the distance, I fall in love with the romance of this old European city.
master teacher, budapest, History, holocaust, op-eds / Thursday, July 14, 2016
Lesly Culp, USC Shoah Foundation Senior Education Specialist and Trainer, delivered an introductory IWitness workshop for the participants during the week-long program.
echoes and reflections, iwitness, Lesly Culp, adl / Thursday, July 14, 2016
George Szegö describes the difficult conditions inside the Békéscsaba concentration camp in Hungary. The town of Békéscsaba recently commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the deportation to Auschwitz with a new memorial.
clip / Thursday, July 14, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation records the testimonies of genocide survivors so the world will never forget their stories. Eighth-grade student Andrea Chang decided to do something similar for her community: document the stories of the elderly. As part of the third-annual IWitness Video Challenge, Andrea created a video demonstrating her project, in which she spoke to the elderly and shared their stories. Her video, “Tell Me Your Story,” took third place in the national competition, landing her a $500 scholarship.
/ Friday, July 15, 2016
/ Friday, July 15, 2016
Every year on July 18, the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day, a day that honors the work and legacy of the South African leader and asks people to spend time fighting for social justice as Mandela himself did.
/ Friday, July 15, 2016
Jewish survivor Dennis Urstein explains the importance of learning from the past, which is why he dedicates a lot of his time speaking with young children. He also describes a difficult situation he handled when speaking with a group of young people.
clip / Friday, July 15, 2016
Nineteen educators gathered at Central European University Budapest the first weekend in July to share the activities they piloted in the classroom after being initiated into the Master Teacher program in Hungary last year.
master teacher, Teaching with Testimony, budapest, Andrea Szőnyi / Monday, July 18, 2016
In a new French book about the deportation of Jews from France during the Holocaust, authors Alexandre Doulut, Serge Klarsfeld, and Sandrine Labeau used USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to help identify survivors. The book, 1945, les rescapés d'Auschwitz témoignent (which roughly translates to 1945, Auschwitz survivors testify), the authors document the testimony of one survivor from each of the 82 deportation convoys that departed from France.
/ Monday, July 18, 2016
Jewish survivor Rafael Lewin discusses his transfer from the internment camp Drancy, in France, to Auschwitz. The train was delayed once it arrived outside of Auschwitz and Rafael was lucky enough to go to a work camp rather than continue inside the death camp with the families still on the train.
clip / Monday, July 18, 2016
/ Monday, July 18, 2016
The 22 new testimonies will bring the total number in the Nanjing Massacre collection to 72.
nanjing, Nanjing Massacre, nanjing survivor / Wednesday, July 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation interviewed Nanjing Massacre survivor Xie Guiying on June 4, 2016, in Nanjing, China, where she currently lives in a senior home. Xie is now 92 years old and in very good health. Xie never received a proper education, however, she is a wonderful storyteller and still has a very vivid memory.
/ Wednesday, July 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation has significantly increased its reach online and in the classroom over the past three years, according to new statistics released about the Institute’s 2016 fiscal year.
/ Thursday, July 21, 2016
impact report, advancement / Thursday, July 21, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide / Thursday, July 21, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive Michigan State University MSU Libraries 366 W. Circle Drive East Lansing, MI 48824 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: Tel:  (213) 740-6046 Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Thursday, July 21, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive University of Melbourne Grattan Street  Parkville, Victoria 3010 Australia For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: Tel:  (213) 740-6046 Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Thursday, July 21, 2016
In February, eighth grade S. Canton Scholars Academy student Keven Kim came to realization: Compared to others, his life was quite comfortable and convenient. Though Keven appreciated his fortune, he decided to do something to help those who didn’t have the same advantages he did. “All around the world, there are those who live a relaxed life while others struggle to receive a single meal,” he said. “Seeing this struggle through my own eyes, I had decided to inform others of this desperate struggle and how to support those in need.”
/ Friday, July 22, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation colleagues from around the world met for two days to discuss the progress and next steps of the Visual History Archive Program, which aims to drastically expand access to the Visual History Archive over the next five years.
visual history archive program / Friday, July 22, 2016
We are sad to learn of the passing of Helen Colin, a Holocaust survivor who had the distinction of being the first survivor to speak on camera after being liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
/ Monday, July 25, 2016
Helen Colin describes the liberation of Bergen Belsen, and how elated she and the other prisoners were to see the British army and receive food rations.
clip / Monday, July 25, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation education staff are once again on the road this week to introduce educators in Texas and Massachusetts to IWitness.
iwitness, Lesly Culp, rob hadley, workshop / Monday, July 25, 2016
Liberator Morris Marsh, who served as a seargent in the Royal Air Force, says there were far more casualties at the D-Day invasion than was reported to the public, and describes re-enacting the attack for newsreel cameras.
clip / Monday, July 25, 2016
Updates to IWitness in time for the new school year will include a suite of Spanish-language full-length testimonies, testimony clips and activities from USC Shoah Foundation’s new Guatemalan Genocide collection.
iwitness, Guatemala, Guatemalan Genocide / Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Helen Colin's daughter Muriel explains how their family first discovered the interview her mother gave at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Helen says she shares her story so that future generations can learn from it. This is part of the follow-up interview Helen gave to USC Shoah Foundation in June 2016.
clip / Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive Victoria University of Wellington 21 Kelburn Parade Kelburn Wellington 6012 New Zealand For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: Tel:  (213) 740-6046 Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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