At one point in the horrific spring of 1994, Narcisse Gasimba had given up. Since April, Gasimba and other resistors in the mountains of western Rwanda had been using stones and spears to fend off wave after wave of Hutu attacks against Tutsis on the Bisesero hillside, but by the end of June their efforts felt fruitless. Tens of thousands, including members of Gasimba’s own family, had been massacred by Hutu attackers.
/ Thursday, April 7, 2022
As our community confronts a rising tide of antisemitism, anti-Black and anti-Asian racism and other forms of identity based hatred, we have come together to form the USC Stronger than Hate initiative. The initiative is a collective program involving staff and faculty, schools and centers, and of course our students.
/ Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Hanna Bokor’s testimony, given to USC Shoah Foundation in 1999, features prominently in the Hungarian documentary Monument to the Murderers. Here she describes what happened after she was arrested—at the age of 19 and eight months pregnant—by Arrow Cross militia in Budapest.
/ Friday, April 15, 2022
A powerful documentary that hinges on USC Shoah Foundation testimony raises difficult questions about how Hungary memorializes victims of the Nazi occupation and confronts its own role in wartime atrocities. Released last year, filmmaker Dániel Ács’ Monument to the Murderers recounts the controversy surrounding a monument erected in Budapest in 2005 to honor local victims of World War II.
/ Saturday, April 16, 2022
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida (HMREC) has unveiled architectural renderings of the new Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity in Orlando, Florida that will be the world’s first Holocaust museum designed around survivor and witness testimonies. USC Shoah Foundation serves as a content and creative partner in the development of the new museum, the first time the Institute has teamed with a Holocaust Museum to design and implement a ground-up and permanent museum-wide exhibition.
/ Monday, April 18, 2022
USC Shoah Foundation mourns the loss of the Holocaust survivor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, who passed away on April 3, 2022. She was 97.
/ Tuesday, April 5, 2022
mtw, lesson, female, clip / Tuesday, December 18, 2012
/ Monday, April 25, 2022
On April 27, in recognition of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the powerful film The Survivor premieres on HBO and HBO Max.
/ Monday, April 11, 2022
This talk examines the facets of Jewish women's agency in different contexts during the Holocaust in Transnistria, where Jews and Roma from Bessarabia and Bukovina were deported by Romanian authorities in 1941 and 1942 and where local Ukrainian Jews were brought from neighboring localities. 
/ Tuesday, April 26, 2022
"During the Holocaust I was living in a cocoon, with blinders. I lived completely in the present moment, because at any second, any Nazi, any German, any Kapo, could do away with me. You were like a gnat that they could squash. So, you lived inside a cocoon and hoped that one the day the butterfly would come out."
/ Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Nicholas Bredie (PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing, USC) conducted research to contribute to a hybrid work of fiction and non-fiction centered around the life history of his great aunt, who was murdered in 1945 in the Neuengamme concentration camp.
/ Wednesday, April 27, 2022
In this lecture, Barnabas Balint—PhD candidate in History, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK, and 2021-2022 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow—examines how the identities of this interwar generation were formed in times of crisis for the Jewish community, how their roles and agency in society changed, and how the institutions they were connected to reacted to persecution. He analyzes the subjective and personal ways young people experienced their age during the Holocaust in Hungary.
/ Wednesday, April 27, 2022
In recounting the past, Holocaust survivors deliberately or unconsciously craft the stories they recount about the Shoah. Whether through literature, memoirs, or testimony, survivors shape stories about the past while signaling what remains unsaid. Deferred memories - stories told many decades after the events occurred - often address issues that survivors did not dare or could not bear to recount earlier.
/ Wednesday, April 27, 2022
/ Thursday, April 23, 2020
Joseph Greenblatt believes it was the antisemitic taunts he endured throughout his childhood in Warsaw that led him to a life of resistance. He was a key player in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and then took on the Germans again, this time with the Polish Home Army in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 — for which he later received a medal. Greenblatt’s testimony, recorded in New York City in 1996, is contained in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
/ Wednesday, April 27, 2022
USC Shoah Foundation is saddened to learn about the passing of Max Glauben, a child survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Majdanek and Dachau concentration camps, and a veteran of the United States Army. In 2018, Max was interviewed by USC Shoah Foundation, in association with the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum—a center he helped found—for the interactive Dimensions in Testimony exhibit. He recorded his original video testimony for USC Shoah Foundation in Dallas, Texas in 1996.
in memoriam / Thursday, April 28, 2022
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Florida Atlantic UniversityS. E. Wimberly Library 777 Glades Rd Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 297-6911 Email: Website: United States
/ Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Central Washington UniversityJames E. Brooks Library 400 E University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926 Tel: (509) 963-3682 Email: Website:
/ Saturday, April 30, 2022
A public lecture by Barnabas Balint (PhD candidate in History, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK) 2021-2022 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow  (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom)  Organized by USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research
cagr / Monday, February 14, 2022
A public lecture by Lilia Tomchuk (PhD candidate in History, Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt, Germany) 2021-2022 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow  (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom)  Organized by USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research
cagr / Friday, February 11, 2022
The USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Shoah Foundation present Annual Sara and Asa Shapiro Lecture by Prof. Sara R. Horowitz (Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, York University, Canada) 2020-2021 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom) 
cagr / Tuesday, March 1, 2022
In this clip from her testimony, Mania recalls learning on May 8, 1945, that the war was over and how she felt about a dream come true.
/ Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Institution subscribing to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: University of Virginia UVA Library 2450 Old Ivy Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Tel: (434) 924-3021 Email: Website:
/ Wednesday, May 4, 2022
USC Shoah Foundation last week joined President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden for a screening of HBO’s new Holocaust film The Survivor—the first official showing of a film in the White House theater since the president assumed office.
/ Wednesday, May 4, 2022
A smartphone app makes it possible to view testimony clips from the Visual History Archive that are linked to the new book Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations.
March of the Living, book / Friday, December 18, 2015
"It's impossible to describe the euphoria, the happiness that we finally, finally are coming home." Moshe Shamir survived slave labor camps and a ghetto in Transnistria. He was on his way to Palestine in 1947 when British border patrol diverted his ship to Cyprus and placed him in an internment camp. He was still in that camp on Friday, May 14, 1948 when he learned of the establishment of the State of Israel. 
homepage, yom haatzmaut / Thursday, May 5, 2022
Watch her full testimony Read Vladka Meed's remarkable story of resistance
homepage / Friday, May 6, 2022