Tisha B'Av (The Ninth of Av) is a day of mourning and fasting. The holiday commemorates various tragedies that befell the Jewish people throughout history, particularly the destruction of the first and second Temples in 586 BCE and 70 CE. In her testimony, Holocaust survivor Edith Reifer recalls fasting on Tisha B’av while imprisoned at Krakau-Plaszow labor camp.
homepage / Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Grace develops content and strategies to promote the Institute’s programs. Grace received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her master’s in public relations and advertising from USC Annenberg. While studying at USC, Grace worked with USC Shoah Foundation as the Celina Biniaz Intern.
/ Thursday, July 27, 2023
In writing the story of Polish Catholic diplomat Jan Karski, who in 1943 brought eye-witness evidence of Nazi atrocities directly to Western leaders, creators of the play and film "Remember This" had many sources to draw on. But it was Karski’s 1995 interview with the USC Shoah Foundation that was most useful in navigating the intricacies of Karski’s character, providing emotional resonance to the film.
/ Thursday, July 27, 2023
/ Thursday, July 27, 2023
    -   Invitación para presentación de propuestas IX Conferencia Internacional de la INoGS Genocidio y comunidades sobrevivientes: agencia, resistencia, reconocimiento 23-26 de junio de 2024 University of Southern California Los Ángeles En el territorio ancestral y no cedido de las naciones de Tongva y Kizh
cagr / Friday, July 28, 2023
/ Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Middle and high school students around the world are exploring the themes of resistance, solidarity and resilience using an innovative new film-based curriculum produced by the USC Shoah Foundation and The Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum in Israel, one of the first Holocaust museums in the world. 
/ Tuesday, August 1, 2023
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is pleased to invite applications from scholars of all levels for its Non-residential Scholar Program. The Program is intended to enable full access to the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA) to support scholarly research with survivor testimonies housed in the archive.
/ Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Join us for the inaugural lecture in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Antisemitism Lecture Series by Dr. Dov Waxman, who will present on why we argue about antisemitism today.
antiSemitism, antisemitism series / Monday, August 7, 2023
In her presentation Estelle Tarica will discuss her recent book about how Holocaust memory and history circulate in Latin America and shape the ways Jews and non-Jews understand the state violence they experienced during the Cold War period.
/ Monday, August 7, 2023
/ Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Join leading experts, prominent scholars, and international diplomats to examine how existing legal mechanisms, international policies, and cooperation can be strengthened and expanded to meet the fundamental challenges of our time.
antiSemitism / Thursday, August 10, 2023
An online event organized by Western Galilee College Holocaust Studies Program Featuring: Opening Remarks Dr. Verena Buser (Western Galilee College) Opening Lecture
cagr / Monday, August 14, 2023
A public lecture organized by Holocaust Museum LA Join author Wolf Gruner as he discusses his new book, a highly original and compelling account of individual Jews who resisted Nazi persecution, challenging the traditional portrayal of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust.   RSVP here
cagr / Monday, August 14, 2023
With anti-Jewish violence and rhetoric on the rise around the world, the USC Shoah Foundation this fall launches a new Antisemitism Lecture Series where leading scholars will guide audiences through the latest research on this persistent and shapeshifting bigotry.
antiSemitism / Tuesday, August 29, 2023
In this video series following the release of the White House’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, Dr. Robert J. Williams, our Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Chair, reflects on how the battle against antisemitism is a fight for democratic values.
/ Thursday, September 7, 2023
More than 300 people turned out Wednesday for a public convening at which a high-level panel discussed threats to Holocaust memory caused by growing antisemitism and revisionist campaigns that deny and distort details of the Shoah.
antiSemitism / Friday, September 8, 2023
Michael Klein remembers saying Rosh Hashanah prayers with his father in Golleschau labor camp, a subsidiary camp of Auschwitz III. 
/ Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Learn more about the William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program.
/ Wednesday, September 13, 2023
In this lecture, Dr. Robert J. Williams, Mark Weitzman, and Dr. James Wald will present on their recently-published edited volume, the Routledge History of Antisemitism.
antiSemitism / Thursday, September 14, 2023
On September 6, 2023, the USC Shoah Foundation held a public convening at which a high-level panel discussed threats to Holocaust memory caused by growing antisemitism and revisionist campaigns that deny and distort details of the Shoah.
homepage, homepage, antisemitism series, antisemitism series / Monday, September 18, 2023
In early September, Clara Dijkstra, a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Cambridge and the 2023-2024 USC Shoah Foundation Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies, arrived for her monthlong residency at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research (CAGR) to conduct research in the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive.
/ Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Holocaust survivor Helen Lewis describes fasting for Yom Kippur at Praust concentration camp, a subcamp of Stutthof, in 1944. 
/ Thursday, September 21, 2023
The inaugural lecture of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Antisemitism Lecture Series featured Dr. Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science and Director of UCLA’s Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Dr. Waxman lectures on his co-authored article, Arguing about antisemitism: why we disagree about antisemitism, which examines why criticism of Israel, definitions of antisemitism, and identifying acts as antisemitic have all become contentious issues.
homepage, antisemitism series / Friday, September 22, 2023
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education invites applications from graduate students from any university for the 2024-2025 USC Shoah Foundation Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Antisemitism Studies.
/ Tuesday, October 10, 2023
/ Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Join USC Shoah Foundation and the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a panel discussion with the book’s editors, who will reflect on how a deeper understanding of the history of antisemitism can help us counter it today.
antiSemitism / Friday, October 6, 2023
There are no words that can adequately convey our grief, outrage, and sorrow. The barbaric crimes committed against Israeli civilians this week have shocked us all. As we continue to uncover the brutality of the attacks perpetrated by Hamas, including more than 1,300 murders, untold numbers of those abducted and violated, and the many more who have been traumatized by these crimes, we are deeply concerned for our friends and relatives in danger. Our hearts break for the families who fear for the safety of loved ones, and we grieve alongside those who have experienced unspeakable loss.
antiSemitism / Friday, October 13, 2023