Bokova discussed the importance of human rights education in combating radical extremism around the world in a talk on February 8 in Leavey Library.
Stephen Smith, unesco / Monday, February 8, 2016
Dr. Kiril Feferman, the Institute's 2015-2016 Center Fellow, gives a lecture on his research regarding the roles religion plays in Jewish survival in occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
presentation, lecture, Feferman, cagr, religion / Monday, February 8, 2016
In their talk, Cole, Giordano, Jaskot, and Knowles described the new research interests and goals that they have honed during their visit to USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research from Jan. 8-14. At the core of their research questions is the desire to foreground the experiences and voices of Holocaust survivors.
cagr, presentation, lecture, gis, Holocaust Geographies Collective / Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A lecture by Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union, New York)USC Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies2714 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles CA 90070(Parking available at the Institute or on Hoover.)
cagr / Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Andrea van Noord gave her students a small taste of her job of an indexer, and in return, they offered a thoughtful new perspective on the Visual History Archive.
/ Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Liberator Paul Parks describes his experiences with racism while attending Purdue University in 1941.
clip / Tuesday, February 9, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness activity “Arrival at Auschwitz” was piloted in Ukraine last week with 15 students, many of whom had experienced being displaced themselves in the country’s 2014 unrest.
Ukraine, IWitness activity, anna lenchovska / Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Liberator Willam McKinney describes an incident in which a white train conductor called William and his black comrades a derogatory name. He says such language is ignorant and he tries not to respond to it.
clip / Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A diverse group of guests from NGOs, memory institutions and schools gathered in the heart of historical Prague at the Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University to commemorate its sixth anniversary as a full access site of the Visual History Archive.
Malach Center, Prague, Charles University, Sam Gustman / Wednesday, February 10, 2016
IWitness users looking for secondary source material can now use keywords to search "The Holocaust and Other Genocides: An Introduction," the first digital book to be integrated into the IWitness platform.
NIOD, iwitness / Thursday, February 11, 2016
The office of the Ukrainian ombudsman conducted a seminar for 30 teachers on the best practices of human rights education using USC Shoah Foundation’s multimedia teaching guide, Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches.
Ukraine / Friday, February 12, 2016
Happy Digital Learning Day! Led by Alliance for Excellent Education, the day is an effort to engage students and empower educators through effective use of digital tools. Educators, schools and organizations around the world will be sharing the power of using digital resources in the classroom.
iwitness, Digital Learning Day, Edtech, Digital Citizenship, Digital Resources, op-eds / Tuesday, February 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation provides some of the tools that educators can choose to use on this day, or any other day in their classroom.
iwitness / Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Rachel Amit explains why she feels it is important that she speak to students about the Holocaust.
clip / Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A photography exhibit that incorporates testimony from the Visual History Archive is now on display in Moscow following its debut in Prague last spring.
auschwitz album, russia, moscow, Martin Smok / Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor shows photographs taken in Auschwitz, including one depicting her and her twin sister Miriam being experimented on by Dr. Josef Mengele.
clip / Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Julia Werner, the 2015/2016 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow, finished up her two-and-a-half week visit to USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research last Thursday with a talk, “Beyond the Pictorial Frame: Ghettoization of the Jews in Poland,” on her research.
Doug Greenberg, fellowship, cagr, center for advanced genocide research / Thursday, February 18, 2016
Anasheh Tahmasian may not work in genocide awareness anymore, but she still carries what she learned during her time as a USC Shoah Foundation intern with her.Tahmasian, now an on-call marketing research consultant at Lieberman Research Worldwide, interned for the Institute for seven months in 2013, before graduating from USC with a degree in psychology in December 2013.At USC Shoah Foundation, Tahmasian did everything from posting on social media to helping with the research department to finding new videos.
/ Thursday, February 18, 2016
Mayer displays three different photographs from the ghetto Sieradz. He says that the Nazis photographed every misdeed that they did because they were proud of what they were doing.
clip / Thursday, February 18, 2016
Students and scholars across Florida will soon be able to access The Florida Holocaust Museum’s digital collections of art, historical objects and first-person testimony.
florida, preserving the legacy / Friday, February 19, 2016
Edith Coliver describes Raphael Lemkin's fight to coin the term "genocide" and get it accepted by the international community. February 20 is World Day of Social Justice.
clip / Friday, February 19, 2016
Robert Alfandary describes the foods he ate as a Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jew before World War II.
clip / Monday, February 22, 2016
What started out as just a class turned into the beginning of a new passion for Lara Sassounian.Sassounian, a sophomore art history major at USC, was trying to find a course to fulfill her GE (general education) requirement last semester. The only one available, she said, was Religion 359, Culture in Diaspora: The Jews of Spain, taught by Professor Jessica Marglin. Sassounian said she had no idea what that meant, but she signed up.
/ Monday, February 22, 2016
The fifth annual ucLADINO symposium at UCLA will include a panel featuring USC students who have utilized testimony in their research on the Ladino language.
ucla, ladino / Monday, February 22, 2016
In this talk, Julia Werner attempts to tell the story of the ghettoization of the Jewish population in Poland through the lenses of several photographic collections combined with interviews from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.
cagr, presentation, lecture / Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Advanced standing PhD candidates have just five more days to apply for two fellowships at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
fellowship, Doug Greenberg, bob katz / Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Herbert Degan reflects on how a country like Germany could allow something like the Holocaust to happen.
clip / Tuesday, February 23, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Regional Consultant Rob Hadley traveled to Cincinnati and Kentucky to lead IWitness workshops with teachers and students. It was the first time either school had been introduced to IWitness and both were deeply moved by the experience.
iwitness / Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Cheng Fang may have come to the United States to study film, but after he graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with an M.F.A. in 2014, he knew he wanted to do something that linked his film skills with his home country of China. “All my passion was kind of to contribute to my country, China, and also maybe how to get more connections between China and here, America,” Fang said. He found a role in which he can do just that at USC Shoah Foundation, where he currently works as part of the project to record video testimony from survivors of the Nanjing Massacre.
/ Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Laszlo describes the "Victorian" way of life in Cincinnati after World War II and how he truly found his home as a student at Hebrew Union College.
clip / Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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