David Jakubowski talks about the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the various physical confrontations that occurred on April 19, 1943.
clip, homepage / Monday, April 19, 2021
U.S. liberator Walter Mason reminisces on his efforts to liberate the prisoners of Buchenwald concentration camp. Although they were warned about the conditions of the camp, he discusses that there was no way of being prepared for what they saw that day.
clip, homepage / Thursday, April 15, 2021
A conversation featuring Salphi GhazarianUmit Kurt, Beth Meyerowitz, and Michael Renov Moderated by Peter Mancall
cagr, GAM / Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Liberation75's Student Education Days are running from April 7-8, 2021, beginning at 6am PST on April 7! Liberation75 has brought together over 15 of the world's leading Holocaust education organizations, including USC Shoah Foundation, to teach your students the important lessons of the Holocaust.
education / Tuesday, April 6, 2021
After the UNESCO event “From Hate Speech to Genocide: Lessons from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda,”  USC Shoah Foundation’s Kori Street continues the conversation with Freddy Mutanguha, Survivor and Executive Director of the Aegis Trust and Tali Nates, Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.
homepage, discussion / Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Watch a virtual panel discussion on the topic of Hate speech and the prevention of genocide through education hosted by UNESCO, jointly with the Permanent Delegation of Rwanda to UNESCO. Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith will be joined by many experts from around the world during this virtual panel discussion marking International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
discussion / Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Betty Grebenschikoff and Ana María Wahrenberg were inseparable best friends before the Holocaust. Separated when their families each fled the Nazis, they each believed the other had perished. They were reunited just a few short months ago thanks to a combination of international partnerships, astute research, and the power of survivor testimony.
GAM / Friday, April 9, 2021
“Challenging the Shame Paradigm: Jewish Women’s Narratives of Sexual(ized) Violence During the Holocaust” Lauren Cantillon (PhD candidate in the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King’s College London, UK) 2020-2021 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies March 25, 2021
cagr / Friday, April 9, 2021
Twenty-one-years after my grandmother recorded her testimony with USC Shoah Foundation, I teamed up with the Institute to create a podcast about my own decade-long journey to retrace her war story. It would be the first-ever narrative podcast to be based around survivor testimony. After years of research, criss-crossing international borders, living in stranger’s homes, and harmonizing history with the politics of today, I began to sit with her voice. “I always felt very guilty,” she told the interviewer about her survival.
/ Monday, April 12, 2021
In this lecture from April 6, 2021, Florian Zabransky focuses on two sites of genocidal violence: namely ghettos created by the Germans in occupied Poland and the Soviet Union, and partisan warfare. In his research, Florian Zabransky seeks to excavate the particular intimate experience of male Jews and addresses the following questions: How is intimacy narrated in the oral history interviews? How were relationships negotiated in the ghettos and among the partisans? Which social dynamics, traditional gender roles, hierarchies and power relations become evident?
homepage, discussion, presentation, lecture, cagr / Tuesday, April 13, 2021
To announce the We Are The Tree of Life performing arts project, we are screening a short video that showcases some of the art created during the Holocaust and features Dr. Edith Eva Eger’s life story as a dancer.
GAM / Tuesday, April 13, 2021
This workshop invites middle and high school educators to learn best practices for teaching film with audiovisual testimony of survivors and witnesses of the Armenian Genocide using multimedia resources across IWitness to contextualize key themes and events addressed in the film The Promise.
GAM / Tuesday, April 13, 2021
In this event, the Center's two student research fellows will discuss the testimony-based research they conducted during Summer 2020. Exploring testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive's Nanjing Massacre collection, Lucy Sun (USC undergraduate student, History major, Psychology and Law minor) researched the resistance of women during the Nanjing Massacre.
homepage, cagr, discussion, presentation, lecture / Thursday, April 15, 2021
Cambodian genocide survivor, Theary Seng, reflects on the power of anger and the difference between anger and hate.
clip, cambodia, homepage / Thursday, April 15, 2021
Rosalina Tuyuc encourages the youth to value life and act as the protagonists for the future.
clip, homepage / Friday, April 16, 2021
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, and the USC Shoah Foundation, invite you to join Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow and University of Southern California President Carol Folt for an event celebrating Harvard University’s subscription to the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, making the archive available to the Harvard community.
GAM / Friday, April 16, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching Film with Testimony is a multi-faceted interdisciplinary program that offers educators (K-16) best practices and access to a suite of educational resources for using both film and audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses to genocide to support student learning.
GAM / Friday, April 16, 2021
In 1985, when Dr. Sharon Aroian-Poiser was a graduate student, she accompanied her grandfather to Washington D.C., to a conference commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Between 1915 and 1918, the Turkish government systematically expelled or massacred an estimated 1.5 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Aroian-Poiser watched as elderly survivors at the conference rose to tell their stories before microphones and video recorders, many of them for the first time. It was, in fact, the first time that Aroian-Poiser learned that her grandfather was a survivor.
armenia, Armenian Genocide / Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Mihran Andonian is describing an experience that was common during the Armenian Genocide. Some Armenian mothers, certain that they would not survive the death marches into the desert, let their children be taken by Muslims (Turks, Arabs, Kurds), hoping to guarantee survival. Other Armenian mothers on the caravans died while still with their children leaving these orphans to fend for themselves. Indeed, thousands of Armenian children were left homeless by the end of World War I and were either taken in by locals or rounded up by missionaries and brought to orphanages.
homepage / Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Join USC Shoah Foundation and NFL star Zach Banner, along with other special guests, to explore how to activate your voice and take a stand against hate in your community. This 45-minute session will feature live discussion with Zach Banner, interaction with USC Shoah Foundation’s cutting-edge Dimensions in Testimony interactive biography, and information on how to help students activate their voice through the Stronger Than Hate Challenge.
GAM / Wednesday, April 21, 2021
My mom always told me, no matter how good you get at sports, no matter how well you do at anything, people will always remember you for your character. And I truthfully feel that way with anyone I interact with. She calls it a big heart.
/ Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Join guest of honor, Rwandan Ambassador to the USA, Mathilde Mukantabana for a commemoration with featured speakers.
GAM / Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Join Dr. Marcy Gringlas, Secretary General Hannah Lessing, Marilyn Sinclair & Viviane Teitelbaum as they discuss the historical trajectory of antisemitism from past to present with a look to the future.
/ Thursday, April 29, 2021
Join Dr. Kori Street as she shares how USC Shoah Foundation is using new technologies to tell the stories of survivors and to keep Holocaust memory alive.
/ Thursday, April 29, 2021
Join Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith in a conversation with psychologist, author, writer and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer
/ Thursday, April 29, 2021
‘Dimensions in Testimony Education’ is the first version of the groundbreaking technology available for instruction in classrooms around the world. Teachers and students can ask questions that prompt real-time response from a pre-recorded video of Pinchas—engaging in virtual conversation and redefining inquiry-based education.
armenia, Armenian Genocide, Pinchas Gutter / Monday, April 26, 2021

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