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
/ Monday, June 28, 2021
Paul Rukesha, who was 16 yeas old during the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, describes the day he was saved by soldiers of the Rwandan Patriotic Army.
rwanda, 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda / Wednesday, June 30, 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
Rukesha’s testimony, along with six other interviews from The 600 documentary, was recently integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, which now holds 135 indexed and searchable interviews connected to the Genocide Against the Tutsi Rwanda. The majority of these testimonies were collected by Aegis Trust and the Kigali Genocide Memorial, in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation. The seven new testimonies include the first accounts of Rwandan liberators to be added to the collection.
/ Friday, July 2, 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
“How the Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars Bear Witness” Alan Rosen (Recipient of the 2020 Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research) April 21, 2021
cagr / Monday, May 31, 2021
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive:   University of Haifa Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library 199 Aba Khoushy Ave. Mt. Carmel, Haifa 3498838   Tel: 04-8240289 Email: libmaster@univ.haifa.ac.il Website: https://lib.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/    
/ Monday, July 19, 2021
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive:   California State University, Northridge CSU Northridge University Library 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330   Tel: (818) 677-2285 Email: https://library.csun.edu/ResearchAssistance/AskUs   Website: https://library.csun.edu/  
/ Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive:   California State University, Long Beach University Library 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-1901   Tel: (562) 985-1895 Email: Chloe.Pascual@csulb.edu   Website: https://csulb.libcal.com/
/ Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive:   University of Nebraska-Lincoln Don Love Memorial Library 318 Love Library (13th & R) Lincoln, NE 68588-4100   Tel: (402) 472-9568 Email: ask-a-question@unl.edu   Website: https://libraries.unl.edu/
/ Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive:   University of Colorado Boulder University Libraries 1720 Pleasant St 184 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0184   Tel: (303) 492-8705 Email: libraries@colorado.edu   Website: https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/
/ Thursday, July 22, 2021
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive:   Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center Street Velyka Vasylkivska, 100, p #7 Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine   Tel: +380 44 233 66 17 Email: info@babynyar.org Website: https://babynyar.org/
/ Thursday, July 22, 2021
On August 2, 1944, nearly 3,000 Roma and Sinti women, men and children were murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
/ Monday, August 2, 2021
/ Tuesday, August 3, 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
Produced by USC Shoah Foundation, the award-winning Two Sides of Survival brings together stories from the East and West, chronicling how Jews who fled the Nazis in Europe, and Chinese who were threatened by Japanese occupation, improbably found refuge close to one another in the 1930’s and during World War II. Buy ticket (Use discount code "Shoah Foundation" at checkout)
/ Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The documentary Two Sides of Survival just landed Winner of Best Documentary Short at the Angeles Film Festival. Produced by USC Shoah Foundation, Two Sides of Survival brings together stories from the East and West, chronicling how Jews who fled the Nazis in Europe, and Chinese who were threatened by Japanese occupation, improbably found refuge close to one another in the 1930’s and during World War II.
film, documentary, nanjing, holocaust / Wednesday, September 1, 2021
We will explore the history behind the exhibits, discuss the nature of memory and memorials, and discover how the world remembers the Shoah and honors the lives we lost. We will also explore how that memory is interconnected to genocides, both past and present.
/ Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Stephen Smith, UNESCO chair on Genocide Education and Finci Viterbi Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation talks with Elisha Wiesel about growing up with his father, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Eli Wiesel, and the responsibilities of the second generation.
/ Wednesday, September 15, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation is committed to preserving Holocaust testimony and making those testimonies accessible, but in our current climate, deepfake tactics that manipulate videos and photos threaten to delegitimize real testimonies.
/ Wednesday, September 15, 2021
USC Shoah Foundation is looking for 40 students across the country in 7th– 11th grades representative of diverse backgrounds and academic skills who are interested in participating in its highly competitive William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program. The program provides a dynamic and unique learning opportunity to engage with testimonies – personal stories – from survivors and witnesses of genocide to develop their own voice.
education, junior interns, William P Lauder / Monday, September 20, 2021
Join Dr. Ruth Westheimer in conversation with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein after a screening of her animated short film "Ruth: A Little Girl's Big Journey," told in her own voice as she recounts how she survived the Holocaust as a young girl.
/ Wednesday, September 29, 2021
In this special 30-minute webinar, USC Shoah Foundation staff will introduce the newest features of the redesigned IWitness! Learn to navigate the new platform and become acquainted with the new digital tools available to you.
education, iwitness, webinar / Thursday, September 30, 2021

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