Holly Blackwelder is a senior majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a focus on China and Mandarin Chinese at University of Southern California. She currently interns in the communicatoins department at USC Shoah Foundation.
/ Monday, December 12, 2016
gala, afh2016, afh, education, iwitness, after school matters / Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The two-day international conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” will be held on October 23-24, 2017 at the University of Southern California.
cagr, international conference / Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Samantha Shapiro has a personal connection to USC Shoah Foundation, but she has begun using IWitness in her own educational work at a Detroit-area synagogue. Shapiro signed up to receive update emails about IWitness after learning about USC Shoah Foundation through her husband, whose uncle is its Board of Councilors Executive Committee member Mickey Shapiro.
/ Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Borrowing from a tradition set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he assumed office in 1933 and announced an aggressive agenda for his first 100 days, USC Shoah Foundation will offer 100 Days to Inspire Respect starting Jan. 20, 2017, when America swears in its 45th president.
gala, ambassador for humanity, spielberg, lucas, hobson, 100 Days / Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Borrowing from a tradition set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he assumed office in 1933 and announced an aggressive agenda for his first 100 days, USC Shoah Foundation will offer 100 Days to Inspire Respect starting Jan. 20, 2017, when America swears in its 45th president.
iwitness / Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Three years ago, USC Shoah Foundation launched the IWitness Video Challenge, hoping to inspire students to create positive change in their communities by watching the testimonies of genocide survivors and documenting their service projects in an original video.
/ Thursday, December 15, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation intern and USC undergraduate Zach Larkin describes how testimony helped him discover his great-grandfather's story and shaped his future goals.
advancement / Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Challenge invites students to positively contribute to their communities, and complete an IWitness activity that involves submitting a short video explaining how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge, iwitness / Friday, December 16, 2016
Middle and high school students have the chance to win scholarships of up to $5,000 – and additional money for their educators and schools – by entering the fourth annual IWitness Video Challenge hosted by USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education.
/ Friday, December 16, 2016
Czech Holocaust survivor Eva Herrmannová describes an incident at school when a boy called her an antisemitic name and she physically attacked him. To her surprise, the teacher reprimanded the boy and told her she was right.
clip / Monday, December 19, 2016
Jan shares how a shopkeeper helped him hide and snuck him a train ticket so he could get farther from the Czech border. The shopkeeper, who was Jewish, said that he helped all refugees whether they were Jewish or not.
clip / Monday, December 19, 2016
Jaroslav describes how a German Army train was blown up right next to the train that was transporting him and other Jews through Czechoslovakia. He made the split-second decision to run up a nearby hillside and escape.
clip / Monday, December 19, 2016
Czech students made original artwork inspired by the following testimony clips for an annual contest in Czech Republic. Several of the students' art were displayed at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Los Angeles.
czech, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, art / Monday, December 19, 2016
The contest is open to all secondary students, asking them to watch clips of testimony from the Visual History Archive and create artistic comic strip-style pieces inspired by the stories they heard.
Czech Republic, art, ambassadors for humanity / Monday, December 19, 2016
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/ Monday, December 19, 2016
Marion Pritchard a member of the Dutch resistance movement, recounts her experience hiding a Jewish family. In this compilation of clips from Marion's testimony she describes how she killed a Nazi in order to save the lives of the Jewish family she was hiding.
clip, marion pritchard, holocaust, dutch resistance / Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Marion Pritchard a member of the Dutch resistance movement remembers the use of anti-Jewish propaganda when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. She speaks on how the Nazis used education tools to separate the rest of the population from the Jews.
clip, female, rescurer, marion pritchard, dutch resistance, propaganda / Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Marion Pritchard a member of the Dutch resistance movement remembers the use of anti-Jewish propaganda when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. She speaks on how the Nazis used education tools to separate the rest of the population from the Jews.
clip, female, rescurer, marion pritchard, dutch resistance, propaganda / Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Clips from the testimony of Dutch rescurer and aid provider Marion Pritchard.
marion pritchard, résistance, rescurer, In memory / Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Emily Bengels is a middle school teacher of Gifted and Talented students at Readington Middle School in New Jersey. She also is in charge of the Enrichment program in her school. Bengels attended the 2015 Auschwitz: The Past is Present professional development program in Poland led by USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education to commemorate the 70th anniversary 
/ Thursday, December 22, 2016
Los Angeles, Dec. 27, 2016 – As the United States prepares to inaugurate a new president, USC Shoah Foundation has announced the first 10 testimony-based educational resources for its “100 Days to Inspire Respect,” an IWitness educational program modeled after the aggressive 100-day agenda initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he took office in 1933.
100 Days / Tuesday, December 27, 2016
This morning, I stood at attention as our select chorus sang the Star Spangled Banner. Looking at the flag in the middle school auditorium, I paused a moment to feel gratitude for growing up in a country where I have the right to define and redefine myself. I grew up believing I could become whoever I wanted to be. The flag stood tall, as did I. Thank goodness, I thought, that I live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
iwitness video challenge, iwitness, education, past is present, op-eds / Thursday, December 22, 2016
We at USC Shoah Foundation are saddened to learn about the passing of Marion Pritchard, a Dutch woman of great courage who rescued many Jews during the Holocaust. She was 96.
/ Wednesday, December 21, 2016
We are sad to learn of the passing of Helen Colin, a Holocaust survivor who had the distinction of being the first survivor to speak on camera after being liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
in memoriam / Monday, July 25, 2016
Міргазім Сабіров розповідає про те, як проводжав друга до Бабиного яру.
babi yar / Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Helen describes how she established a school in the Radomsko Ghetto for young ghetto inhabitants. She introduced her students to “Gone With the Wind” because they longed for a story to take their minds off their harsh surroundings.
clip / Monday, November 28, 2016
This short documentary tells the remarkable story of Grace Uwamahoro. She was 10 years during the genocide in Rwanda, yet she made a life-changing decision to save an infant destined to become a victim of genocide. Told in Grace's own words 20 years later, this story is a testament to love in the face of deadly consequences.
/ Thursday, November 10, 2016
Sam Kadorian remembers the separation and killings of Armenian families during the 1915 genocide.    
GAM / Friday, March 25, 2016
Susan Popler is Director of the Visual History Archive Program where she is driving initiatives to reimagine how audiences access, engage with and learn from testimony with the goal of expanding global reach, increasing interactions and impact. Prior to joining USC, Susan was Executive Director of Production Operations at Time Inc. During her 18 year tenure, she worked with magazines such as Time, Life, People, InStyle, and Fortune.
/ Thursday, October 13, 2016

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