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
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
This special event will welcome concert pianist and author of The Children of Willesden Lane books, Mona Golabek, as she tells the story of how her mother, a child survivor of the Holocaust, gained strength from music to survive and thrive.
education, iwitness, webinar / Tuesday, November 2, 2021
/ Tuesday, November 2, 2021
/ Tuesday, November 2, 2021
International March of the Living and Rutgers University Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience will host “Let There be Light,” an internationally broadcast event commemorating Kristallnacht. The event, featuring testimony from USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, honors the moral heroism and valor of those who resisted evil during the Holocaust and at other times of mortal peril to humanity.
/ Thursday, November 4, 2021
It was really just a coincidence that in her efforts to reduce racism, hatred, and violence, some of Ceci Chan’s earliest work with USC Shoah Foundation involved the Nanjing Massacre. Chan, a strategic investor and philanthropist, had been funding projects around Holocaust education for 13 years when she met USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith at a Shabbat dinner while both were attending the USC Global Conference in Hong Kong in the fall of 2011.
Nanjing Massacre, nanjing / Thursday, November 4, 2021
Join USC Shoah Foundation’s Dr.
/ Thursday, November 11, 2021
On November 7th 1996, Nancy Fisher, a bundle of nerves, knocked on the door of Erika Gold’s home in Leonia, New Jersey. She was there on behalf of the Shoah Foundation to interview Erika, a Holocaust survivor. Nancy was terrified to conduct the interview. Knowing only the Nancy Fisher of today, I am shocked to hear this. Nancy exudes a calm wisdom, care, and confidence that only 25 years of Holocaust survivor interviewing could foster.
/ Thursday, November 11, 2021

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