Esther describes humiliation she experienced and additional work she was made to perform at Ober-Alstadt.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Sala describes the struggle for survival at Schatzlar concentration camp and how she and her friends helped each other to survive.
/ Friday, May 6, 2016
Tosia describes the liberation of Gabersdorf concentration camp by the Soviet armed forces.
/ Friday, May 6, 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
Dan Stone, PhD, gave a public lecture at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, providing a glimpse into the work he has been doing on compressing the global history of concentration camps into 35,000 words to be published as part of the Very Short Introductions series by Oxford University Press.
cagr / Monday, May 9, 2016
Professor Atina Grossmann gave a public lecture co-hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Max Kade Institute, offering a different reading of World War II and the Holocaust by mapping Jewish death, survival, and displacement via what she called the geographical margins – the colonial and semi-colonial regions including the Soviet interior, Central Asia, Iran, and British India.
cagr / Monday, May 9, 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. Emilio del Valle Escalante will bring the indigenous Mayan perspective to the conference with his presentation about writer Sabino Esteban Francisco.
cagr / Monday, May 9, 2016
Matsuoka interviewed hundreds of Nanjing Massacre survivors and perpetrators and is nicknamed "the conscience of Japan."
Nanjing Massacre, zach, visual history archive, testimony / Tuesday, May 10, 2016
May 18, 20165 -6:30 p.m.UC Irvine, Merage School Auditorium (SB1, First Floor, Room 1200)Speaker: Stephen Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation
/ Tuesday, May 10, 2016
As a first year law student at the USC Gould School of Law, Roza Petrosyan has found that research is of the utmost importance.“You have to figure things out on your own a lot, and research is very important,” she said. “I think when you come in with a background in research, history in research, you’re very analytical and very detailed.”Luckily, Petrosyan had that background from her time interning at USC Shoah Foundation and doing research alongside Dr. Wolf Gruner, director of USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
/ Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Rita Geibel says that women who served in the military overseas did not get as much recognition for their service as men.
clip / Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Members of the public can interact with New Dimensions in Testimony in its first un-moderated pilot at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) now through Labor Day.
New Dimensions in Testimony, ushmm / Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In just a few days, I’ll be graduating with my bachelors in International Relations from USC. As I sit here writing this piece, I have a chance to reflect on these three years of fundamental personal and academic growth, and in particular, on my incredibly rewarding intern experience at USC Shoah Foundation.
USCGrad, usc, Graudation, intern, reflection, op-eds / Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Today is the last day for educators to submit their students’ work to the 2016 IWitness Video Challenge. This year’s Challenge, the third annual contest, has already received a record number of applicants from across North America.
iwitness video challenge / Thursday, May 12, 2016
Anita talks about working extremely hard to receive a college education from Hunter College, graduating with honors and as a Woodrow Wilson nominee, and also received her masters degree from Queens College.
clip / Thursday, May 12, 2016
Fred talks about his experience accompanying Governor Christie Whitman to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. when she was running for her position. 
clip / Thursday, May 12, 2016
Discover some of the testimonies in USC Shoah Foundation's Armenian Genocide Collection.Levon Giridlian was just 10 years old when he saw 2,500 friends, family members, and neighbors massacred and thrown into a mass ditch.It was 1895, and he was in his hometown of Kayseri, Turkey. Giridlian, however, was not a Turk but rather an Armenian. The killings later became known as the Hamidian massacres, a chilling precursor to the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
/ Friday, May 13, 2016
​Katja Schatte, a scholar of postwar East German Jewish history, will be in residence at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in spring 2017 as the Center’s 2016-17 Greenberg Research Fellow.
Doug Greenberg, douglas greenberg, cagr, fellowship / Friday, May 13, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History ArchiveIndiana UniversityHerman B Wells Library1320 E 10th StreetBloomington, IN 47405For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute:Tel:  (213) 740-6046Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Monday, May 16, 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.
JFCS, preserving the legacy, visual history archive, holocaust / Monday, May 16, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History ArchiveThe American University of Paris102, rue St Dominique75007 ParisFranceFor more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute:Tel:  (213) 740-6046Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Monday, May 16, 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. Washington University postdoctoral teaching fellow Rebecca Clouser will examine genocide denial in Guatemala and how it impedes the country’s development in her presentation at the conference.
cagr / Monday, May 16, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History ArchiveCornell University LibraryCornell University201 Cornell LibraryIthaca, NY 14853For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute:Tel:  (213) 740-6046Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Monday, May 16, 2016
Jewish survivor Mark recalls his experience and feelings leaving behind his family as he boarded the "Kindertransport" with a group of other Jewish child refugees. This clip is part of the new JFCS testimony collection.
clip / Monday, May 16, 2016
"Stranded in Shanghai,” an exhibit featuring testimonies from the Visual History Archive, opened at the Jewish Museum in Prague on Thursday, May 11.
Jewish Museum, Prague, Martin Smok / Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Holocaust survivor Peter Schattner describes the living conditions of Jewish refugees in Shanghai.
clip / Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Judah reflects on his relationship with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Judah met with him in Boston regarding a press release directed to the American Jewish press. After Eisenhower was elected, Judah was invited to the White House with his family where they had a very pleasant meeting.
clip / Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Aliza Caplan is about to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, but it wasn’t until her final semester of her undergraduate studies that she took one of her favorite courses: “Witnessing, Remembering, and Writing the Holocaust” with Professor Liliane Weissberg.
/ Wednesday, May 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s social media accounts helped thousands of people around the world share and commemorate Genocide Awareness Month this April with stories, photos, video clips and more.
/ Wednesday, May 18, 2016
WWII liberator Sidney Shafner reflects on his friendship with Holocaust survivor Marcel Levy after the pair met when Dachau was liberated in 1945.
clip, male, liberator, dachau, friendship, liberation, Sidney Shafner / Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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