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Renee describes the active Jewish cultural life that existed in her hometown of Goworowo, Poland, before the German invasion.
clip, poland / Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Rwandan Tutsi Genocide survivor Francoise Muteteli describes how one woman saved her life during the genocide by helping her hide. This clip is part of the IWitness activity The Bystander Effect.
clip, Rwandan Genocide / Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Walter Gordon describes his and his brother's journey from Lyon, France, to London, England, in 1938, to avoid the impending German invasion. They made their illegal border crossing on foot, in a boat, swimming, hiding in the mountains, and finally on a train to London.
clip / Thursday, January 7, 2016
Benjamin Oudkerk says that he decided to give his testimony so that his grandchildren could hear his story, and also to share how the kindness of one family saved his life.
clip / Friday, January 8, 2016
Agnes talks about the numerous conflicts she faced as she migrated from Romania to Sweden on an extremely long journey, including unpleasant interactions with numerous people and having to hide her money in her shoe.
clip / Wednesday, January 13, 2016
At the end of Celina Biniaz's testimony, her mother Phyllis Karp, also a Holocaust survivor, and Celina's husband Bini talk about Celina and the joy she has brought to their lives.
clip / Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Michael talks about the very generous act of some passing workers who threw all of the food they had to the starving Jewish people on the cattle cars until the guards realized what was happening and began shooting at these workers to scare them away.
clip / Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Leon Wells explains how he was able to come to America as a college student after survivng the Holocaust.
clip / Thursday, January 21, 2016
Zuzana talks about her work at the Jewish museum in the Czech Republic and how it is her mission to educate everyone about the history of the Jewish people and make it very understandable. She also aims to teach others to stand up to intolerance and take action.
clip / Thursday, January 21, 2016
Yehudah talks about several painters who were hired to create artwork as reports for the Germans. Many of these painters created illegal paintings that have survived, showing the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust and were sent to a camp as prisoners for their punishment.
clip / Monday, January 25, 2016
Edith Lowy describes how her family hid during the Holocaust and after a series of event, the family decided to voluntarily march into the nearby labor camp to avoid the consequences of being caught by the Nazis.
clip, female, edith lowy, jewish survivor, hiding / Monday, January 25, 2016
Oscar Abend describes how he made a living for himself and his family in Chicago after surviving the Holocaust.
clip / Thursday, January 28, 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
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
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
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
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
2016/02/02 Center Fellow Lecture by Kiril Feferman: "Religion and Jewish Survival in the Occupied Soviet Territories"
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
In their talk, Cole, Giordano, Jaskot, and Knowles described the new research interests and goals that they have honed during their visit to USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research from Jan. 8-14. At the core of their research questions is the desire to foreground the experiences and voices of Holocaust survivors.
cagr, presentation, lecture, gis, Holocaust Geographies Collective / Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Liberator Paul Parks describes his experiences with racism while attending Purdue University in 1941.
clip / 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
Rachel Amit explains why she feels it is important that she speak to students about the Holocaust.
clip / Tuesday, February 16, 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
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
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
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
Herbert Degan reflects on how a country like Germany could allow something like the Holocaust to happen.
clip / Tuesday, February 23, 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
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