Jewish survivor Henry Morgentaler describes attempting to hide from the German soldiers with his family in the Lodz ghetto for ten days, before being sent to Auschwitz. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chats on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community. Follow the IWitness twitter account @USCIWitness 
#IWitnessChat / Wednesday, October 19, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive New Dimensions in Testimony proved once again to be a popular and educational way to learn about the Holocaust when it was presented at the Future of StoryTelling Festival (FoST FEST) in New York earlier this month.
ndt, New Dimensions in Testimony / Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Jewish survivor Thomas Hecht remembers his sister was somehow connected to the Slovak Ambassador to Madrid, so his family decided to reach out to him and ask for a big favor. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
clip, Canadian / Thursday, October 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation staff came together last month for a weeklong discussion about how to update its intricate process of indexing each new testimony added to the Visual History Archive.
indexing, visual history archive, preserving the legacy / Thursday, October 20, 2016
Arizona State University Professor Anna Holian visited USC on October 10 to give a lecture at the USC Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies. While she was here, she spent two days at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research watching testimony for her new project on Jewish merchants in Munich and Frankfurt after World War II.
/ Friday, October 21, 2016
The Ukrainian high school students were trained to lead the new IWalk on Babi Yar.
Ukraine, anna lenchovska, kori street, babi yar, iwalk / Friday, October 21, 2016
Yvonne describes the Jewish presence in Shanghai before WWII and the differences in Jewish and Chinese culture. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 21, 2016
Jerma remembers the birth of his son - Marcel Tenenbaum - who is interviewing him. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 21, 2016
Jean remembers a story where he lied to police about his age. This saved his life, but he never saw his mother again. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memoral Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 21, 2016
Annette discusses the fate of her family members on each side. While some family on her father's side survived the Holocaust, not one on her mother's side did. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Freeman Family Foundation collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 21, 2016
December 15 will mark the beginning of a pilot for a new professional development offering from Echoes and Reflections: a three-hour, self-guided course that teaches educators everything they need to know about using Echoes and Reflections to teach about the Holocaust.
echoes and reflections / Monday, October 24, 2016
Empathy and concern over her city’s slipping memory of what happened at the Babi Yar ravine colored National Polytechnic University student Svetlana Polkovnikova’s decision to intern with the new Babi Yar IWalk, an educational program that put on a walk around the area guided by testimony clips from the Visual History Archive. “I joined the young interns program because it is very important for me to spread information about the events that happened in Babi Yar,” Polkovnikova said. “I would like modern society to know what happened here not so long ago.”
/ Monday, October 24, 2016
Jean describes leaving his sister with her non-Jewish friend from school, while he and his younger brother left Paris and crossed enemy lines, fleeing Nazi-occupied France by spending a night in the forest. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The theme of Holocaust Education Week (HEW) 2016 is “Future of Memory.” It will explore how future generations will perpetuate and innovate in the field of Holocaust education and remembrance.
New Dimensions in Testimony / Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Leon tells his experience in the Vel d'Hiv Roundup when, on July 16, 1942, he, his mother, and his three younger siblings were separated from one another. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chats on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, share best practices, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community.
#IWitnessChat / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation will offer workshops on the Visual History Archive for the dozens of Holocaust scholars from around the world who will attend the biannual conference.
cagr, wolf gruner / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its Spring 2017 Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline who will advance research on genocide prevention through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources
cagr / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Elie discusses the complicated process of leaving France for a new life in Canada. He remembers his excitement visiting a new country, which he had never done before in his life. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Thursday, October 27, 2016
Since 2011, Jayne Perilstein has worked hard to make a difference at two organizations: USC Shoah Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania. And this month, she was formally recognized by Penn with an award that encompasses her work with both.
/ Thursday, October 27, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partnered with After School Matters in Chicago for the first time to pilot a brand new IWitness activity “Skittles, Deplorables and ‘All Lives Matter’: Leadership and Media Literacy.”
iwitness, chicago, after school matters / Thursday, October 27, 2016
On October 11, 2016, Dr. Benjamin Madley presented a lecture detailing just some of his exhaustive research on the systematic extermination of California’s indigenous population from the first wave of gold rush settlers to the beginning of California’s third decade as an American state. The result of that research is his book An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873.
presentation, cagr, lecture, genocide, Native American genocide / Friday, October 28, 2016
Marcel remembers the sadness of seeing his only Jewish classmate convert to Christianity. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 28, 2016
Madame Xia Shuqin, child survivor of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, traveled from Nanjing, China, to Los Angeles this week to film an interview for USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT) project.
New Dimensions in Testimony, nanjing, Nanjing Massacre / Friday, October 28, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation communications intern Holly Blackwelder visited the set of New Dimensions in Testimony to watch Madame Xia Shuqin being filmed.
/ Friday, October 28, 2016
Michael Levesque helps his students at After School Matters in Chicago develop the skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond. Two weeks ago, those lessons included a brand new activity from IWitness that inspired his students to think about the world and their place in it.
/ Monday, October 31, 2016
Holocaust survivor Irma Broclawski recalls voting three times against the Communist regime with her uncle in Krakow, Poland.
clip, election / Monday, October 31, 2016
The Junior Interns will spend the next several months engrossing themselves in analyzing what attitudes breed hatred and intolerance, how they can spread positive moral authority and how to become an active participant in civil society, using USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness activities and the Visual History Archive.
junior interns / Monday, October 31, 2016

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