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Paul Parks talks about witnessing the aftermath of the Holocaust and what it meant to his work in the civil rights movement, including his work with Martin Luther King, Jr.
homepage / Thursday, June 17, 2021
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
In this clip from the Visual History Archive, Elise Taft describes a moment of hope and joy in her family’s darkest times. It’s with those sentiments that we wish all of our Armenian friends and colleagues a Merry Christmas. May the holiday be as bright as the stars described by Elise in her poignant testimony.
homepage / Wednesday, January 6, 2021
In this clip from her 1996 testimony, Franka Berk discusses the importance of tolerance and loving one another.
/ Friday, January 29, 2021
/ Friday, February 5, 2021
Arsene Nsabimana speaks on the importance of nonviolence, forgiveness, and friendship.
/ Friday, February 19, 2021
Anne Bertolino leaves a message for future generations about standing up to hate and not letting history repeat itself.
/ Friday, February 26, 2021
This is an introduction to the Visual History Archive and an indepth demonstration of how to conduct searches.
/ Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Sara speaks about not being able to eat because she didn't finish her work. Her friend, an older girl, helped her complete the work daily so she could eat.
cambodian, cambodian survivor / Friday, March 5, 2021
/ Monday, March 8, 2021
In this clip from his 2020 testimony, 100-year-old Ben Ferencz, one of the chief prosecutors in the Nuremberg Trials, describes his daily exercise regimen, which includes a push up for each year of his age. March 11 Ben turned 101!
homepage / Thursday, March 11, 2021
/ Friday, March 12, 2021
Shiro recalls instances of anti-Japanese hate that targeted by Japanese Americans after they returned home from internment camps following World War II.
homepage / Friday, March 19, 2021
In this talk, Lauren Cantillon explores the tensions and textures of emotions present in Jewish women’s personal memory narratives of sexual(ized) violence during the Holocaust. Drawing on interviews from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, she highlights some of the numerous Jewish women who shared their stories within the context of a Holocaust testimony interview.
homepage, discussion, presentation, lecture / Wednesday, March 31, 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
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
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