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Explore the ways that our lives can be shaped by the experiences of our ancestors through the power of firsthand testimonies.
GAM / Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Join Sedda Antekelian, Educator and Outreach Specialist at USC Shoah Foundation, and filmmaker and broadcaster Carla Garapedian for this webinar as they explore the legacy of the Armenian Genocide.
GAM / Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Yad Vashem has collected approximately 4.8 million pages of testimony that restore the personal identities and record the brief life stories of the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. In honor of Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Day of Holocaust Remembrance—this webinar, led by a Yad Vashem educator, will highlight survivor testimony from Echoes & Reflections, and pages of testimony from Yad Vashem’s archive, to examine the importance of memory and how it serves us and future generations, to create a better world. This webinar is open to teachers and their students.
GAM / Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Holocaust education is a powerful pathway to commemorate and educate about past genocides and events occurring in the world today such as human rights violations. To honor Genocide Awareness Month, teachers and their students are invited to participate in this interactive webinar, and engage in activities from the Echoes & Reflections Teaching about Genocide Resource, which includes video testimonies from witnesses to genocide, and other primary sources.
GAM / Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A conversation featuring Salphi GhazarianUmit Kurt, Beth Meyerowitz, and Michael Renov Moderated by Peter Mancall
cagr, GAM / Tuesday, April 6, 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
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
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
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
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
10:00 AM PDT/ 1:00 PM EDT/ 3:00 AM AEST (+1)  Join USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director, Stephen Smith as he speaks about his experiences leading to the founding of the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in England. 
/ Monday, May 3, 2021
3:00 PM PDT/6:00PM EDT/8:00 AM AEST (+1)  Over the past year, budding bakers sought refuge and comfort in their kitchens, learning to bake bread. Loaves of sourdough and challah forged connections between families and cultures when we could not physically be together. These connections build on deep traditions in cultures around the world, often discussed in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive of 55,000 testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses.   
/ Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Join author Judy Batalion, in conversation with Nancy Spielberg, to learn more about Batalion's new book The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos.
/ Wednesday, May 19, 2021
This Zoom mini-conference will feature brief talks on women rescuers and resisters in daily life, in ghettos and forests, and in camps, including women professionals, partisans and women in other genocides.
cagr / Thursday, May 20, 2021
With an opening message from Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith, musicologist Francesco Lotoro and actor and playwright Ali Viterbi discuss Jewish composers of World War II.
/ Monday, May 24, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council invites you to revisit the Academy Award®-winning documentary film The Last Days in conjunction with the 2021 remaster and debut on Blu-ray and Netflix.
/ Monday, May 24, 2021
Dances of the Holocaust, the We Are THE TREE OF LIFE program that was originally scheduled for May 25, has officially been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 23 at 11:00 am PT.
/ Thursday, June 17, 2021
The featured panelists will explore the origin and idea behind the day, how survivors are being cared for, and the importance of the survivors and their legacy for the Jewish People and the world.
/ Friday, June 18, 2021
A magical family event that brings the Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura's story to life for a new generation of young readers. Join Lisa’s daughter, acclaimed concert pianist and author Mona Golabek, for a special storytelling film based on her new children’s book, Hold on to Your Music: The Inspiring True Story of the Children of Willesden Lane.
/ Monday, June 21, 2021
Join an online webinar that will focus on the new partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and the Srebrenica Memorial Center involving the collecting and indexing of testimony from survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide.
/ Thursday, July 1, 2021
Art and the Holocaust discusses the art of Holocaust survivor Dr. Viktor E. Frankl (author of Man’s Search For Meaning). This panel features Dr. Frankl’s grandson, Alexander Vesely-Frankl, a producer and award-winning documentary film director at Noetic Films in Los Angeles, California. He is also a licensed psychotherapist and head of the Viktor Frankl Media Archives in Vienna. Moderated by Stephen D. Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.
/ Thursday, July 8, 2021
​We Share the Same Sky weaves together the stories of these two young women--Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, whose insatiable curiosity to touch the past guides her into the lives of countless strangers, bringing her love and tragic loss. Throughout the course of her twenties, Hana's history becomes a guidebook for Rachael in how to live a life empowered by grief.
/ Monday, August 9, 2021
In partnership with Aspen Film, the event series opens with a screening and special panel discussion of the award-winning feature film My Name Is Sara. The film is based on the true story of 13-year-old Sara Góralnik, who, after escaping a Jewish Ghetto in Poland and losing her family at the outset of the Holocaust, hides in plain sight, passing as an Orthodox Christian, and ultimately survives against all odds.
/ Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Recently released by Focus Features, Final Account, the documentary from Participant Media, shares never-before-seen interviews with the last living generation of people to have participated in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Filmed over a 10-year period, the timely documentary raises questions about authority, conformity, complicity, perpetration, national identity, and responsibility, as men and women—ranging from former SS members to civilians—reckon with their memories, perceptions, and personal appraisals of their role in the Holocaust.
/ Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Twenty years after the deadliest terrorist attack ever committed on U.S. soil, have we gained enough perspective to evaluate the impact of 9/11 on our society and heal the wounds of its aftermath? USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith joins leaders from New Ground, a Muslim-Jewish partnership for change; 30 Years After, an Iranian-American Jewish organization; and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for a discussion about the legacy of the September 11 attacks.
/ Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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