Summer might be a break for students, but as an educator, I know teachers are busy enhancing their skills and knowledge to improve their curriculum and students’ overall experience in their classrooms. As you contemplate lesson plans for the upcoming year, will you be planning a unit or lesson about the Holocaust? Do you feel you have enough knowledge about the topic to teach it well? How will you introduce your students to that history and experiences? What readings and resources will you use? What approach will you take with this sensitive topic?
echoes and reflections, back to school, iwitness, backtoschoolwithIWitness, op-eds / Thursday, June 15, 2017
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive Ferris State University 1201 S. State Street Big Rapids, MI 49307 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation Institute: Tel:  (213) 740-6046 Email:  vhahelp@usc.edu
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Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6046 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
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Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Stockton University 101 Vera King Farris Drive Galloway, NJ 08205 For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6026 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
/ Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1  60323 Frankfurt am Main Germany For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation: Tel.: (213) 740-6046 Email: vhahelp@usc.edu
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#IWitnessChat, iwitness video challenge / Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Kari Shagena is combining poetry and Holocaust survivor testimony to inspire empathy and action in her students following an IWitness seminar in Michigan last summer. Shagena, a language arts and social studies teacher at Richmond Middle School, was one of over dozen Michigan educators who attended USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness Summer Institute in Farmington Hills this past August, a three-day seminar that introduced educators to everything they need to know to incorporate testimonies and activities from IWitness into their classrooms.
/ Thursday, January 5, 2017
While translating Armenian testimonies given in rare dialects, two families made surprise discoveries about their own family history.
Armenian Genocide Collection / Friday, January 6, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s latest quarterly stats update shows remarkable gains in its testimony access and academic and educational outreach over the past year.
stats, visual history archive, proquest, iwitness / Tuesday, January 10, 2017
In the field of genocide studies and human rights, storytelling is the most impactful way to give information weight. And the first step to doing justice to the stories and the survivors who provide their testimonies is ensuring they’re translated accurately and with context.
/ Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Director of USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research Wolf Gruner will moderate a panel at UCLA exploring the historical and cultural contexts of the works of Rabbi Joachim Prinz and composer Kurt Weill right before World War II.
cagr, wolf gruner / Wednesday, January 11, 2017
At a time of heightened political uncertainty and polarization, middle and high school teachers are in need of easy-to-use resources that encourage their students to grapple with some of the most difficult but important topics: hate, racism, intolerance and xenophobia.
100 Days / Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kerry Washington was the special guest at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity gala honoring Mellody Hobson and George Lucas.
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USC President C. L. Max Nikias speaking at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity gala honoring Mellody Hobson and George Lucas.
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USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith speaking at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity gala honoring Mellody Hobson and George Lucas. Also speaking are Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter and Chicago-area students Lynette Lucero and Joshua Stone who both participate in After School Matters
/ Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation, introducing the 2016 Ambassador for Humanity award honorees Mellody Hobson and George Lucas.
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George Lucas accepting his Ambassador for Humanity award at the 2016 gala held in Los Angeles.
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Mellody Hobson's acceptance speech at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity gala, held in Los Angeles on December 8, 2016.
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afh2016, afh, ambassadors for humanity, Mellody Hobson, george lucas, Max Nikias, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Smith / Wednesday, January 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s soon-to-launch IWitness initiative, called “100 Days to Inspire Respect,” provides teachers of civics, history, English and other subjects with 100 thought-provoking resources that tackle hate, racism, intolerance, xenophobia and more.
iwitness, 100 days to inspire respect / Thursday, January 12, 2017
A lecture by Teresa Walch (University of California, San Diego) 2016-2017 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies    
cagr / Thursday, January 12, 2017
A lecture by Katja Schatte (University of Washington) 2016-2017 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow
cagr / Thursday, January 12, 2017
The conference for policy-makers, media representatives and NGOs will focus on refugee policies from 1933 to the present day.
ihra, Refugee Crisis, refugee, refugees / Thursday, January 12, 2017
A lecture by Lee Ann Fujii (University of Toronto / Institute for Advanced Study 2016-2017)  
cagr / Thursday, January 12, 2017
Though the topic of sexual violence against women during genocide is notoriously under-researched, sexual violence against men is even more so. And that’s what USC Shoah Foundation’s 2016-2017 A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellow at Texas A&M Tommy Curry hopes to change.
cagr, texas, teaching fellow / Friday, January 13, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Director Wolf Gruner will speak on a panel about the seminal Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will at a screening of the film at USC School of Cinematic Arts on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
cagr, usc cinematic arts, SCA, wolf gruner / Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Though the topic of sexual violence against women during genocide is notoriously under-researched, sexual violence against men is even more so. And that’s what USC Shoah Foundation’s 2016-2017 A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellow at Texas A&M Tommy Curry hopes to change.
/ Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Join us for #IWitnessChat on Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017 at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET to discuss how you teach with primary sources inluding testimony and diaries in your classroom. This chat will be hosted by 7th grade social studies educator Tracy Sockalosky. @tsocko
#IWitnessChat, iwitness / Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A rare collection containing hundreds of artifacts and written material brought back from Nazi Germany by an American Jewish soldier has been acquired by the USC Libraries as part of a longstanding collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
cagr / Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Max Schindler remembers the German occupation of Poland and his family’s decision to return to their grandmother’s small village to evade the Nazis. He recalls how even though there were anti-Jewish measures including expulsion from school, his family’s Jewish owned store still operated in the small town. Just weeks before the Nazis issued an edict forcing all Jews into a ghetto, Max celebrated his bar mitzvah.
clip / Thursday, January 19, 2017

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