Yvette Rugasaguhunga, a Tutsi survivor, and Jacob Tumwine, an Rwanda Patriotic Army liberator, discuss the October 1st invasion and its lasting impact.
/ Friday, October 1, 2021
Today, October 1st, marks the day in 1990 that Rwandan Patriotic Front troops crossed into Rwanda from neighboring Uganda and the beginning of a sequence of events that culminated in the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi that claimed as many as one million lives over the course of approximately 100 days.
rwanda / Friday, October 1, 2021
Grayson Schmidt is a writer and multimedia journalist with USC News. He comes to USC with news experience in print, radio and television. He also worked as a crime reporter for three years in Iowa, and is well aware of the irony. https://news.usc.edu/author/grayson-schmidt/
/ Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Executive Director Stephen D. Smith will step down at the end of 2021 but continue to serve the institute as executive director emeritus.
/ Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Until he retired from the Soviet Red Army in 1967, Leonid Rozenberg carried the banner at the head of the semi-annual military parade in the city of Lugansk, in what is now Ukraine, with hundreds of fellow soldiers marching behind him and thousands of spectators cheering him on. Although highly decorated – his chest was covered in medals – the honor of leading the parade was tainted for Leonid. During his 26 years in the Soviet military Leonid was never promoted beyond the rank of lieutenant colonel. The reason? He was a Jew.
/ Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Join USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith as he moderates a panel discussion around the issues of reparation, memory, justice and equity.
/ Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith leads one of seven panels in this unprecedented, public, international gathering of cultural leaders, scholars, and experts who will offer cutting-edge analysis and strategies; identify a landscape of possible initiatives and actions; and galvanize the community.
/ Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Felicia Galas Munn Brenner, who grew up in Łódź, Poland, remembers her parents, Abram Michel Galas and Hinda Dworja (nee Dobrzynska) Galas. Felicia, the middle child of seven, lost her whole family in the Holocaust. View Felicia’s full testimony.
home page, homepage / Wednesday, October 13, 2021
/ Wednesday, October 13, 2021
When Deborah Long was a teenager, she often came home to find her mother sitting with the latest issues of Life or Look magazine, quietly tearing out pages. “You see this picture?” her mother would say. “She looks a little like my older sister Ryfka.” Or, “This movie star right here? He reminds me of my father. So handsome.”
/ Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Dr. Kori Street, Deputy Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, talks with psychiatrist Dr. Robert Krell about how the Holocaust has impacted multiple generations of families and the importance of capturing testimonies from remaining survivors.
/ Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Swedish version of USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony installation was presented in Malmö at the International Forum On Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén hosted the event in Malmö on October 13th and visited the installation where he engaged with interactive biographies of two Swedish Holocaust survivors.  King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the forum, where they visited the installation and met with Holocaust survivors.
DiT / Thursday, October 14, 2021
The 30-minute webinar will provide educators with a brief overview of the testimony-based resources associated with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a well-known media personality, author and Holocaust survivor.
/ Friday, October 15, 2021
Jeff Schulz is a Senior Software Engineer leading the Angular development for USC Shoah Foundation's interactive web sites.
/ Tuesday, October 19, 2021
/ Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Students and their teachers are invited to join this special Echoes & Reflections webinar, presented by Sheryl Ochayon of Yad Vashem, to explore these issues.
education / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, proudly presents The Children of Willesden Lane, the critically acclaimed one-woman theatrical performance by concert pianist Mona Golabek.
education / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Join thousands of K-12 grade students across Cleveland for this special Willesden READS Program in partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Diocese of Cleveland and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
education / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Holocaust Survivor Judah Samet first gave testimony to USC Shoah Foundation in 1997. In 2019, as part of the CATT testimony collection, he spoke to us again. This time Judah wasn’t talking about his experiences in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.
/ Wednesday, October 27, 2021
/ Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Doris Bamburger Metzger and her husband Ernest were living in Nuremberg, Germany, with their 5-month-old daughter Eva when Nazis ransacked their home on Kristallnacht. Doris' father was arrested and taken to Dachau.
kristallnacht, clip, homepage, home page / Thursday, October 28, 2021
November 9 and 10 marks the anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass”) pogrom, the first major public and government-sanctioned display of antisemitic violence against Jews in Germany. Orchestrated by the Nazis in retaliation for the assassination of a German embassy official in Paris by a seventeen-year-old Jewish youth named Herschel Grynzspan, 1,400 synagogues and 7,000 businesses were destroyed, almost 100 Jews were killed, and 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
/ Friday, October 29, 2021
Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the world? Join the team at USC Shoah Foundation. Our mission is to develop empathy, understanding and respect through testimony, using our Visual History Archive of more than 55,000 video testimonies, academic programs and partnerships across USC and 170 universities, and our award-winning IWitness education program.
/ Friday, October 29, 2021
homepage, home page / Friday, October 29, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation welcomes the creation of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education. USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith, who in May offered expert testimony in support of the Council’s creation, said the group will play a critical role in arresting the current decline in awareness about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide among young people. 
/ Wednesday, October 6, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation), and Discovery Education today announced the winners of the 2021 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. The 2021 winners exemplify the power of youth voices to connect communities and the role of social-emotional learning in empowering students to overcome hate.
education, discovery education, sth, Stronger Than Hate Challenge / Monday, October 18, 2021
The Willesden Project, a partnership program of USC Shoah Foundation and Hold On To Your Music, today announced a new collaboration with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) to promote literacy and education through a variety of programs and activities over this school year.
education / Friday, October 29, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation mourns the passing of our friend and partner Eddie Jaku, who has passed away in Sydney, Australia, at age 101. Eddie will be remembered for his extraordinary life—which included surviving the Holocaust by escaping from four concentration camps—and for his relentless positivity and kindness to all.
in memoriam / Wednesday, October 13, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation is pleased to welcome its postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Justin Elliot, who will be in residence at the Institute for a couple of years. In addition to his residency at the Institute, Dr. Elliot is affiliated with USC Dornsife Department of History. Dr.
research / Thursday, October 14, 2021