USC Shoah Foundation's Chicago Regional Consultant Brandon Barr has been busy introducing IWitness to educators in the Midwest.
chicago, brandon barr, iwitness / Thursday, January 28, 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
“The Extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire” will be used by scholars and and researchers currently indexing testimonies of Armenian Genocide survivors.
Armenian Genocide, armenian film foundation, indexing / Friday, January 29, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2016-2017 Rutman Fellowship for Research and Teaching that will provide summer support for one member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into a new or existing course. .
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2016-2017 A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellow Program that will provide support for one member of the Texas A&M University faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into a new or existing course.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2016-2017 Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for university and college faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into new or existing courses. This fellowship is only available to faculty at universities and colleges that subscribe to the VHA, either directly or through ProQuest.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from undergraduate USC students for its 2016 DEFY Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships provide $1,000 support for undergraduate USC students doing research focused on the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC resources and collections during the summer of 2016.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC faculty members and graduate students for its Summer 2016 Research Fellowships. The fellowships provide $3,000 support for USC faculty and USC graduate students doing research focused on the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC resources and collections during the summer of 2016.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
In early January, four members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative visited the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research for a week of intensive discussion, research, experimentation, and collaboration.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
Technology educator Susan Van Wyhe has paired IWitness with the Freedom Writers project at her Iowa middle school, with inspiring and positive results.After learning about at IWitness at an Echoes and Reflections workshop two years ago, Van Wyhe decided to incorporate it into a project for students that would reinforce digital citizenship, editing, research, history and ethics through learning about the Holocaust.
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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
Tim Cole (Bristol University), Alberto Giordano (Texas State University), Paul Jaskot (DePaul University), and Anne Knowles (University of Maine) are members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, a multi-institutional, collaborative research group that uses mapping and geography to examine spaces and places of the Holocaust. The group came together in 2007 at a workshop hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss how geography, mapping and geo-visualization can shed new light on the history of the Holocaust.
/ Monday, February 1, 2016
The multidisciplinary Holocaust Geographies Collaborative research group returned to USC Shoah Foundation and shared their plans for an exciting new project harnessing the power of testimony that will begin this summer.
holocaust, gis, research, georgraphy, Holocaust research, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, cagr, op-eds, cagr / Monday, February 1, 2016
PhD candidates, undergraduates and college faculty have the opportunity to research the Visual History Archive in five fellowships currently accepting applications at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
cagr, fellowship, research fellow, center for advanced genocide research, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research / 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
A French-language testimony exhibit that first launched on the ENS Lyon campus last April has been published online.
france, emmanuel debono, ens lyon, Lyon France / 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
Kiril Feferman, 2015-16 Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, concluded his four-month fellowship with a lecture Feb. 2 at USC about stories of religiously motivated survival and rescue in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
cagr, center fellow, wolf gruner / Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Lesly Culp is the senior content specialist and trainer for IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s educational platform. Culp joined USC Shoah Foundation in 2014 after having worked with the Institute for years as an English teacher at Vista Murrieta High School.  
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Parks’ story is insightful, inspiring and a powerful education tool for discussing racism, intolerance and the Civil Rights Movement. IWitness includes Parks’ story and many other voices and resources that you could use in your classroom. Discover five resources from IWitness for discussing Black History Month and Civil Rights with your students.
iwitness, education, resources, black history month, op-eds / Monday, February 1, 2016
Special Guest Ambassador Irina BokovaUNESCO Director-General Hosted by Stephen D. SmithExecutive Director of USC Shoah FoundationUNESCO Chair on Genocide Education Monday, February 8, 2016Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pmLeavey Library 17Light refreshments will be served
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​Ambassador Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, will visit USC Shoah Foundation and participate in a public discussion/Q&A on Monday, February 8 at 11 a.m.
unesco, Stephen Smith / Thursday, February 4, 2016
The first-ever Center Fellow at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research returned “home” this month to conduct more interviews and work on indexing Cambodian testimonies.As the 2014-15 fellow, LeVine spent the spring 2015 semester in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research conducting research and participating in Center activities, and gave a public talk during her stay.
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The USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life proudly presents"Casden Conversations" The Powers and Perils of Nazi PropagandaSunday, March 6, 20164-5:30 p.m.USC Doheny Memorial Library room 240
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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
Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s senior international program consultant and regional consultant in Czech Republic, gave his first presentation at the U.S. Embassy in Prague on February 4.
Martin Smok, Prague, Czech Republic / 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
How do we begin to remember the millions of victims of the biggest genocide in human history? How do we echo the gravity of the world’s loss to students? How do we work to create a meaningful moment that memorializes humankind’s greatest tragedy? In planning a Holocaust unit in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations, these are questions that were prevalent in our minds as we devised a memorial program that paid tribute while emphasizing the need for continued human rights education in classroom’s across the world.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, op-eds / Monday, February 8, 2016

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