English Translation: “If I made the decision to speak is because I think -- not just for me since it is very difficult [to speak] and I thought about it but not for long-- because I believe that like me, all those who went through the Holocaust should not remain silent. We must speak for the sake of future generations and to prevent this from happening again. And we are not so far from it because, lately, skinheads [Neo-Nazis] are lifting their heads. It is also being said that what we are telling is happening only in the movies, such as in Schindler's List.
jewish surivor, male, subtitled / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
English Translation: “The great thing is that all this violence did not take everything away from us because we still have life—a lot of knowledge. At times we learn to survive when surrounded by death. And our greatest contribution is to tell all people, no matter where in the world, that war is no good. In all wars it is always a question of business, of power, of crushing the weaker, the helpless. It is for them that I wish that no family, no people or any other town should consider weapons as the only option. Rather, the option to live is our word, our work.
Guatemalan Genocide, female, subtitled / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
English Translation: “Yes, it was very difficult to carry on with my life after my husband’s death and after my son disappeared. But, I must say that I never lost my will to live even after having suffered so much, having lived through a war as I did. However, to see myself now surrounded with so much love, my daughter, my son-in-law and my two granddaughters, I never feel down. I have always been willing to help others not to feel left out.
jewish survivor, female, subtitled / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The archive was taken in 56 countries, 21 of which were in Central and South American. Ana is just one of the 1,352 who chose Spanish as their language of choice, while another 560 chose to speak Portuguese.
op-eds / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Doctoral candidates can conduct research in the Visual History Archive through three endowed fellowships. The application deadline is December 15, 2016.
cagr, fellowship / Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, has already screened at film festivals across the country and won four awards.
cagr, Guatemala, Guatemalan Genocide / Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Chapman University One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6046 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive University of Denver 2199 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO 80208 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6026 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive Georgetown University 37th and O Streets, N.W. Washington D.C. 20057 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: Tel:  (213) 740-6046 Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Wednesday, November 9, 2016
IWitness now offers so many testimony clips and activities in multiple languages that new filters have been added to the Watch page and Activity Library to help users easily discover resources in their own language.
iwitness / Thursday, November 10, 2016
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“Generation Peace” shares the efforts of USC Shoah Foundation and Aegis Trust to teach Rwandan students today about the consequences of genocide and the importance of peacebuilding through survivor testimony.
/ Thursday, November 10, 2016
This short documentary tells the story of Jean-Marie Vianney Gisagara, who was only 27 years old when he became mayor of Nyanza, Rwanda. When Rwanda's president was killed and the new government issued a kill order on all those of Tutsi heritage, Gisagara actively resisted the command, making himself a target. Witnesses recall his story via a tour of the town he so courageously defended.
/ Thursday, November 10, 2016
DEFY, the USC Shoah Foundation student association, presents a screening of the film "Rwanda & Juliet," with Q&A with writer/director Ben Proudfoot. From the official website:
cagr / Friday, November 11, 2016
Danish historian Therkel Straede spent three days at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research this week watching testimonies in an attempt to understand the truth about one of the most gruesome and taboo aspects of the Holocaust: cannibalism in the Nazi concentration camps.
/ Friday, November 11, 2016
The reaches of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive are unparalleled, attracting researchers and professors from such places as Sydney, Australia and enabling them to further their work with the testimonies available online.
/ Tuesday, November 15, 2016
More than a year after the 2015 gala to honor that year’s chosen humanitarian for his leadership and corporate citizenry around education and community, the ties between USC Shoah Foundation and the Detroit community have never been stronger.
iwitness, iwitness detroit, detroit, ambassadors for humanity / Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 2016 – USC Shoah Foundation is offering one member of the public and a guest the chance to attend its Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in December. The gala is a crucial part of the Institute’s efforts helping to forge partnerships that sustain the organization into the future. The gala raises much-needed general funds to support its educational programs including expansion of the Institute’s award-winning IWitness website, professional development for educators globally, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, academic conferences, expanding access to the Visual History Archive and testimony preservation, to name a few.
/ Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Samuel describes how the wearing of the yellow star was enforced in his town of Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. 
clip / Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Students in Budapest, Hungary, and Durham, North Carolina, are taking a joint online course this semester on archives, memory and human rights. And last month, that included an introductory session on the Visual History Archive that will help inform their class curriculum and projects.
ceu, central european university, duke university, Andrea Peto, Andrea Szőnyi / Wednesday, November 16, 2016
L’édition 2016-2017 du Concours national de la Résistance et de la Déportation propose aux élèves des collèges et lycées français de travailler sur le thème suivant : « La négation de l’Homme dans l’univers concentrationnaire nazi ».
/ Thursday, November 17, 2016
The contest aims to perpetuate in students the memory of the resistance and the deportation in France during the Holocaust so that they can draw inspiration from it and draw civic lessons from it in their lives today.
CNRD, french, france, iwitness / Thursday, November 17, 2016
Several months ago in my former senior high school class, students were introduced to the ideas of illiberalism.  When discussing this issue, students are faced with how governments will apply laws and acts during times of crisis, as well as everyday life, that would limit or suspend civil liberties of any individual or group. 
GAM, #BeginsWithMe, testimony, teaching, education, visual history archive, op-eds / Friday, November 18, 2016
The fourth museum installation of New Dimensions in Testimony kicked off last week at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. It will remain open to the public for the next three months.
ndt, New Dimensions in Testimony, eva kor, candles / Friday, November 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Czech regional consultant Martin Šmok will give a presentation about IWitness at the Terezín Memorial’s annual international seminar for educations Nov. 21-27, 2016.
Martin Smok, terezin, Theresienstadt, iwitness / Monday, November 21, 2016
Through IWitness, Justin Loeber helps inspire in his students a personal connection to the Holocaust as well as the knowledge that they have the power to make a positive difference in the lives of the people around them.
/ Monday, November 21, 2016
A talk by Professor Liliane Weissberg at University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania The Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library 3420 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
cagr / Tuesday, November 22, 2016
beginswithme, GivingTuesday, Paula Lebovics / Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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