Jewish survivor William Good shares his incredible escape story from the Ponary massacre in Lithuania.
clip / Tuesday, July 5, 2016
/ Tuesday, July 5, 2016
In order to properly educate more Czech teachers on how to fully utilize IWitness programs, Senior International Program Consultant and Regional Consultant in the Czech Republic Martin Šmok is holding two teacher training sessions in August.
Czech Republic, czech, Martin Smok, iwitness / Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Highlights from the USC Shoah Foundation Junior Interns' field trip to Manzanar National Historic Site, June 27, 2016.
/ Wednesday, July 6, 2016
/ Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Jewish survivor Oskar Lustig reflects on his childhood in Budapest, Hungary.
clip / Wednesday, July 6, 2016
When eighth-grader Allison Vandal saw a classmate run into the classroom crying, she did the best thing she could think of to help: She wrote the classmate a poem about the power of words. That simple act of kindness would soon grow into something much bigger. Along with her friends and classmates Maya Montell and Caroline Waters, Allison started the Poets Undercover Guild (PUG), a society at Readington Middle School in New Jersey where students give or receive poetry to each other to build an inclusive community within the school.
/ Thursday, July 7, 2016
Jewish survivor Donia Blumenfeld Clenman recites her powerful poem titled "Justice," which summarizes her feelings about the Holocaust during what was the 50th anniversary of the war's end.
clip / Thursday, July 7, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will speak and demonstrate New Dimensions in Testimony at the Aspen Jewish Community Center in Colorado.
New Dimensions in Testimony, Stephen Smith / Friday, July 8, 2016
Agnes explains how the young men she knew who were sent off to forced labor camps made jokes about their situation in order to keep their spirits up.
clip / Friday, July 8, 2016
As seventh-grade students at Rocky Heights Middle School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Amanda Gin and Chloe Voss are still very dependent on their parents. However, they realized that being able to count on adults was a privilege not every child had. “Most of the children at the foster [center] were our age,” Amanda said. “Seeing as how Chloe and I, and many other teens, rely and depend on parents for so many things, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Yet the kids at the foster shelter are able to go through that every day.”
/ Monday, July 11, 2016
Jewish survivor Nora Danzig explains her difficult experience at a foster home in England after being sent away on the Kindertransport from Germany at age 9 by her parents, whom she never saw again.
clip / Monday, July 11, 2016
The staff will share their research at Royal Holloway and Birkbeck, University of London, this week.
wolf gruner, cagr, london / Monday, July 11, 2016
I see two pictures of America. One that is open, free, respectful, fun-loving. The other which is divisive, fearful, angry, and violent. These two Americas have much that sets them apart, but they share missing elements, because neither America is integrated, fair, multicultural, embracing, or color-blind. Not in practice anyhow.
civil rights, Stephen Smith, op-eds / Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Jewish survivor Ruth Reiser remembers her wonderful childhood spent in Prague with her family.
clip / Tuesday, July 12, 2016
After an intensive six-days of learning how to teach with testimony, 19 educators from throughout Hungary completed the first part of the 2016 Master Teacher program in Budapest.
Teaching with Testimony, Teaching with Testimony in 21st Century, master teacher, budapest, Andrea Szőnyi / Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Mahima Verma Nárcisz Vida always had a desire to help individuals who faced discrimination through the power of education. Today, Vida empowers students and teachers to combat hatred and stand against intolerance through testimony. Vida leads the education programs at Zachor Foundation for Social Remembrance in Budapest, Hungary. She started as a volunteer working closely with Zachor Foundation founder and director, Andrea Szőnyi, who is also USC Shoah Foundation’s international training consultant in Hungary,
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Miriam Arvan remembers the strong influence of antisemitism and Nazism on her schooling as a child. 
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Stephanie Krantz remembers being excluded from her high school because she didn't make the "Jewish quota" and was forced into a Jewish school.
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Jewish survivor Elaine Siegel discusses her schooling throughout her childhood and teenage years. Her various teachers were Nazis, but only some would include their ideologies into lessons. As she grew up, she was labeled as "Jewish" and faced antisemitism in school.
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Anita talks about her experience in gymnasium, and the multiple classes she took. She also fondly remembers a teacher of hers.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Tutsi survivor Daniel Ndamwizeye describes the difficult time he had at school and what a typical school day was like. 
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Tutsi survivor Live Wesige remembers his time spent at school and even being punished for being left-handed. 
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Juliane Heyman remembers experiencing antisemitism throughout her schooling years.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Rita Childs discusses her schooling and remembers how pleased she was that her great reputation as a student allowed her to skip an entry test for a school she wished to attend.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Ester Fiszgop remembers the prevelant antisemitism throughout her years of schooling.
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Jewish survivor Herbert Spiro remembers when Hitler came to his city on campaign and his class was tasked with attending Hitler's visit and writing an essay about it. The Jewish boys of the class were allowed to write about something different but Herbert secretly watched as Hitler arrived and wrote about the visit in great detail. 
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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