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.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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.
/ Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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
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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
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 – an ambitious plan to save recorded eyewitness testimony and bring voices of genocide survivors to a wider audience.
JFC, vha / Monday, May 16, 2016
New Dimensions in Testimony from USC Shoah Foundation captured two top honors this week at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the third-largest documentary festival in the world.
/ Thursday, June 16, 2016
Twenty years after a civil war and genocide in Guatemala, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host an international conference that will shed light on this little-known atrocity.
Guatemala, cagr, conference, international conference / Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Initial evaluations from the pilot exhibition of USC Shoah Foundation's New Dimensions in Testimony – a groundbreaking project that enables audiences to have a "virtual conversation" with projected images of Holocaust survivors – is proving the new technology is a valuable tool to ensure future generations will be able to have personal interactive experiences with Holocaust survivors long into the future.
ndt, New Dimensions in Testimony, Sheffield, Pinchas Gutter / Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A trio of eighth-graders from New Jersey who created a poetry group that has enabled students at their school to express their hardships and appreciation for one another has won the 2016 IWitness Video Challenge sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation.
iwitness, education, iwvc / Thursday, June 30, 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