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/ Thursday, February 4, 2016
Women's History Month, iwitness / Thursday, March 3, 2016
In honor of Women's History Month in March, discover some of the diverse experiences of women in the Visual History Archive.
/ Friday, March 4, 2016
To commemorate Genocide Awareness Month listen to clips of testimony from survivors across six genocides represented in the Visual History Archive. This testimony series follows the narrative of the "Pyramid of Hate," which lists the steps, beginning with Prejudiced Attitudes, Acts of Prejudice, Discrimination and then Violence, which lead to Genocide and Genocide Denial. Explore full-length testimony from the Visual History Archive
GAM / Friday, March 25, 2016
From April to July 1994, one of the most brutal genocides in human history occurred in Rwanda. It claimed the lives of 800,000 men, women, and children, most of whom were of Tutsi descent. Kwibuka, the official anniversary of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, is observed every year on April 7. Explore this selection of testimony clips of survivors and eyewitnesses to the genocide from the Visual History Archive.
GAM, rwanda, tcv / Thursday, April 7, 2016
David discusses his early life growing up in Pankow, Berlin and the large Jewish community established in the city before the war.
/ Friday, April 29, 2016
A new monument honoring victims of women’s slave labor camps, most of whom were Polish Jewish teenagers at the time, was unveiled on May 9th, 2016, the 71st anniversary of their liberation, in Trutnov, Czech Republic. The camps, part of Organization Shmelt, were located by textile mills and included: Gabersdorf, Parshnitz, Schatzlar, Ober Alstadt, Bernsdorf, Arnau, Dunkenthal, Hohenelbe, Ober Hohenelbe, Leibau and Bausnitz. After the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, they became concentration camps grouped under the administration of Gross-Rosen.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
A collection of testimony clips from WWII liberators who served in the United States Armed Forces.
liberator, tcv / Friday, May 27, 2016
/ Wednesday, June 1, 2016
/ Wednesday, June 8, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation presents 24 stories of genocide survivors who recall their experiences as refugees in their testimonies preserved in the Visual History Archive. Each clip of testimony to inspire, inform and shed light on the impact of war, genocide and massacre forcing individuals from their homes.
tcv, refugees, World Refugee Day / Wednesday, June 15, 2016
/ Wednesday, July 6, 2016
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
/ Friday, July 15, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide / Thursday, July 21, 2016
Listen to Jewish survivors and other eyewitnesses to the Holocaust describe watching the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. In preparation for the start of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the Nazis in power decided to minimize the presence of antisemitism in the city.
tcv, olympics / Thursday, July 28, 2016
Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a Portuguese diplomat stationed in Bordeaux in the late 1930s who issued tens of thousands of visas to Jewish families, in direct violation of anti-Jewish laws instituted by Portugal’s fascist government at the time. For this act of resistance, Sousa Mendes faced trials and conviction, leaving him to live out the rest of his life in poverty and disgrace, and his 15 children scattered all over Europe and the U.S.
aristides de sousa mendes / Friday, August 5, 2016
/ Thursday, August 11, 2016
/ Thursday, August 11, 2016
A Franciscan friar and Catholic priest, Maximillian Koble sacrificed his life for another man in Auschwitz. After 14 days of being confined in a prison cell without food or water Kolbe was murdered by SS guards. Kolbe was beatified and then canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1982, and known as “The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century.”
Maximillian Kolbe / Friday, August 12, 2016
A collection of testimony clips of Holocaust survivors who remembering hearing about the pogrom in the Polish town of Kielce. On July 4, 1946, mobs of Polish people attacked Jewish refugees and survivors returning to their homes after World War II had ended. In these testimony clips eyewitnesses recount the story of how over 40 Jewish people were murdered after they had already survived the Holocaust.
Kielce, blog / Monday, August 15, 2016
/ Monday, October 3, 2016
/ Friday, October 28, 2016
A series of clips featuring survivors recalling the difficulties of voting before and during the war in Europe and how it impacted their appreciation of the importance of participating in the democratic process.
tcv, election, democracy, voting / Friday, November 4, 2016
/ Thursday, November 10, 2016
beginswithme / Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Czech students made original artwork inspired by the following testimony clips for an annual contest in Czech Republic. Several of the students' art were displayed at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Los Angeles.
czech, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, art / Monday, December 19, 2016
Clips from the testimony of Dutch rescurer and aid provider Marion Pritchard.
marion pritchard, résistance, rescurer, In memory / Wednesday, December 21, 2016