Today IWitness launched its entire suite of new content and features to coincide with the new school year, including 13 new multimedia activities on a variety of languages and topics.
IWitness activity / Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Abraham Grossman describes his art teacher Herr Kruger, who began each class with "Heil Hitler" and once tossed Grossman out of class because of the sandwich he had brought for lunch.
clip / Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2017-2018 Center Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
cagr / Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2016- 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Week that will provide support for an interdisciplinary group of international scholars to develop and discuss a collaborative innovative research project in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies using the video testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) and other related resources at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
cagr / Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The New Dimensions in Testimony installation that has been on display at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. this summer will close after Labor Day Weekend.
New Dimensions in Testimony / Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Linguistic racism that led to the Guatemalan Genocide will be explored in “Racist Discourse and Genocide,” the third Monday panel session during USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”
Guatemalan Genocide, cagr / Thursday, September 1, 2016
Guatemalan hip-hop artist Rebeca Lane will perform at Bovard Auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 13, as part of an event hosted by Visions and Voices and co-sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation and El Centro Chicano. The event will be a part of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference, “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.” Lane is a feminist rapper who is breaking down boundaries in the Latin American hip-hop scene by challenging traditional gender norms and speaking out about Guatemalan’s violent past.
/ Thursday, September 1, 2016
Armenian Genocide scholar Israel Charny discusses the benefits of an international genocide early warning system.  
clip / Thursday, September 1, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will discuss New Dimensions in Testimony on Sept. 6 at the conference Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age, hosted by the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC).
New Dimensions in Testimony, south africa / Friday, September 2, 2016
Eva talks about the liberation of Dachau by the American soldiers and how quiet it was leading up to the liberation. Many children who got sick from eating the candy and chocolate that the soldiers gave them.
clip / Friday, September 2, 2016
As a teenager, Bertie traveled to Johannesburg to start a new life with her adoptive parents. Although they did not agree with her desire to attend college, Lubinsky pursued other options in order to be able to finance her own formal education.
clip / Friday, September 2, 2016
Students who are learning about the Holocaust have probably heard a lot about antisemitism as it manifested itself in Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s. What they might not realize, however, is that antisemitism still affects students just like them today, right here in America.
/ Tuesday, September 6, 2016
As an educator who has used IWitness to teach various subjects, units and topics here are some tips to integrating testimony into any curriculum, including Science.
backtoschoolwithIWitness, Teaching with Testimony, iwitness, IWitness17, Science, op-eds / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
In this clip from the new Echoes and Reflections lesson on Contemporary Antisemitism, Dachau liberator Felix Sparks explains why it is so important for him to speak out against Holocaust deniers.
clip / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Watch the official trailer for the documentary Finding Oscar that follows the search for a boy who is living proof of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre that wiped out a community in Guatemala.
/ Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Echoes and Reflections, a Holocaust education partnership program of USC Shoah Foundation, Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem, published a new lesson dedicated to teaching students about antisemitism as it exists in the world today.
echoes and reflections, anti-semitism, antiSemitism / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Diego recuerda cuando empezaron los bombardeos en su aldea, él cuenta de su decisión de abandonar su casa y esconderse en las montañas perdiendo todo.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Diego Rivera Santiago / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Jesús Tecú Osorio cuenta cómo la comunidad intenta llevar a juicio al capitán del destacamento para hacerlo responsable y lo difícil que ha sido capturarlo.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Jesús Tecú Osorio / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Juliana cuenta cómo fueron las oportunidades de recibir una educación. Su madre no quería que fuera a la escuela, por considerar una forma de aculturación.
clip, female, Juliana Tun Xalin, Guatemalan Genocide / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Juliana cuenta cómo fue cuando llegaron organizaciones internacionales a las montañas para ayudarlos a salir sin peligro de ser perseguidos por el ejército.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Juliana Tun Xalin / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosa María cuenta como salieron corriendo escapando de la masacre a esconderse en el bosque montañoso.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, rosa maria tec cac / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosalina cuenta como empieza la persecución, la gente desaparecida y el miedo cambian la vida de su comunidad.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez, female / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosalina habla de la conciencia cultural y los grupos que surgieron enfocando en la identidad maya.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, roslina tuyuc velasquez / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Sept. 6, 2016 – USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research is gearing up to host an international conference on the genocide that ravaged Guatemala at the height of the Cold War in the early 1980s. It will be the first gathering of its kind ever held.
/ Monday, September 5, 2016
LOS ÁNGELES – 6 Septembre, 2016 – El Centro para la Investigación Avanzada sobre el Genocidio de la Fundación USC Shoah se prepara para celebrar una conferencia internacional sobre el genocidio que devastó a Guatemala durante el apogeo de la Guerra Fría a principios de la década de 1980. Será la primera reunión de este tipo que jamás se haya celebrado.
/ Monday, September 5, 2016
On Tuesday afternoon, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference, “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” will move away from academic analysis for a session entitled “Personal Reflections on Resistance.”
cagr, Guatemalan Genocide / Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Holocaust survivor Ruth Posner describes her experiences attending school to get her certification to become a dance teacher.
clip / Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The meeting is supported by USC Shoah Foundation and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Stephen Smith, executive director of USC Shah Foundation, holds the UNESCO Chair in Genocide Education.
unesco / Thursday, September 8, 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.
cagr / Thursday, September 8, 2016
Vivien Spitz describes her daily routine as a court reporter at the trial of Victor Brack, Karl Brandt and other SS doctors in Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-47.
clip / Thursday, September 8, 2016