/ Friday, January 26, 2024
Beginning November 1, 2022, in observance of Native American Heritage Month in the United States, the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research shared one video per day from our recent international conference "Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region," which was held at the University of Southern California, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Tongva and Kizh Nation peoples.
cagr / Friday, November 4, 2022
Los Angeles, Sept. 28, 2017 – USC Shoah Foundation is announcing the release of Lala, a virtual reality film and educational resource that tells the true story of a dog that brightened the lives of a family interned by the Nazis in a ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust.
/ Friday, September 29, 2017
More than 75 years after the end of the Holocaust, the genocide of European Jewry remains a touchpoint for modern history, international law, and numerous other fields of study. As we face the passing of the generation of the direct witnesses, and confront new challenges with rising antisemitism, the landscape of Holocaust memory is changing. How can the second and third generation - and beyond - ensure the preservation and relevance of Holocaust memory in a world without direct witnesses?
homepage / Thursday, February 1, 2024
The USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research and USC Shoah Foundation present the Annual Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar Lecture by Dan Stone (Professor of Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London), 2023-2024 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence. Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom.
/ Thursday, February 2, 2023
When one works in the field of Holocaust memory, you tend to find that your colleagues are a mission driven, self-effacing, highly dedicated bunch. We work with hard subjects, care deeply and build strong bonds with one another as we cope with the challenging, yet abundantly meaningful work. We were blessed here at USC Shoah Foundation to have formed those strong bonds with the brilliant and compassionate Kia Hays.
/ Friday, February 2, 2024
The Division of Academic Programs at the USC Shoah Foundation invites applications for its inaugural Azrieli Research Fellowships for PhD candidates and early-career scholars during the 2024-2025 academic year.
research, academics / Friday, February 2, 2024
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual history and Education embarked on a new chapter on Tuesday when it unveiled its new global headquarters on the USC campus. The event also marked the start of the Institute’s 25th anniversary, a time that will propel its work into new frontiers as it continues its mission of sharing the 55,000 testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides to foster empathy and respect.
/ Tuesday, November 6, 2018
NBC's Today helped commemorate USC Shoah Foundation's 20th anniversary Monday with a segment featuring founder Steven Spielberg and Maria Shriver.
Steven Spielberg, celina biniaz, Stephen Smith / Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In recognition of his efforts to protect human rights, his commitment to education and his work advancing opportunities for all people, President Barack Obama was presented May 7 with the Ambassador for Humanity Award by Steven Spielberg.
ambassadors for humanity / Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Division of Academic Programs and the Division of Education at the USC Shoah Foundation invite applications for their inaugural Azrieli Teaching Fellowship for Excellence in Testimony-based Pedagogy for the 2024-2025 academic year.
education / Monday, February 5, 2024
/ Sunday, August 18, 2019
'Stronger Than Hate @ USC' kicked off the first virtual event in a four-part series confronting hate at USC, past, present, and future.  
sth / Friday, October 23, 2020
At USC for Trojan Family Weekend? Come visit us at Leavey Library! Search the 55,000 testimonies in our Visual History Archive with the help of trained staff. Find out about student internship opportunities.
/ Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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
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
Join USC Shoah Foundation and The Leichtag Foundation for a dialogue between film producers and scholars, Konstantin Fam, Clint Burkett, Alan Markowitz, Kori Street and Jacqueline S. Gmach
/ Thursday, September 15, 2022
Through the lens of their testimony as part of the “If You Heard What I Heard” docuseries produced by Carolyn Siegel, the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors will share their experiences of growing up with first hand accounts of the atrocities of the Holocaust.
jan27 / Friday, January 7, 2022
This one-hour documentary explores the journeys of Liberators and Liberation Witnesses drawing parallels between the past and present. These one-of-a-kind stories of World War II heroes serve as a compelling reminder of what is at stake as antisemitism and xenophobia are on the rise again, and as a call to action to stand against hatred in all its forms.
/ Tuesday, September 22, 2020
In this clip from her 2019 interview with Dr. Stephen Smith, Ivy Schamis, an educator at Parkland High School, stresses the value of Holocaust education. More on Ivy Schamis Listen to Ivy reflect on the importance of reaching out after an act of violence. Explore our IWitness activity, Bonding Through Adversity.
homepage / Friday, February 11, 2022
Liberation75 and USC Shoah Foundation partnered on a virtual student program, “Stories are Stronger than Hate: A Call to Action,” hosted by actor/director Mike Myers, with special guest Akim Aliu, Co-founder of Hockey Diversity Alliance, on Monday June 22. Through the personal narrative of Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter and other stories, participants explored how stories create the possibility to learn about ourselves, about others and about how we can affect the change we want to see in our communities right now.
Pinchas Gutter / Monday, June 29, 2020
Download video Download Host Kit   About Kurt Thomas Kurt Thomas was born in the city of Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1914. He grew up in Boskovice, a small town with a famous medieval Jewish quarter. Kurt was drafted into the Czechoslovak Army, where he received military training.
zikaron basalon / Monday, April 11, 2022
Download video Download Host Kit   About Erika Gold Erika Gold was born in Germany on January 4, 1928. She was five years old when Hitler came to power.
zikaron basalon / Monday, April 11, 2022
Descargar video Descargar Kit   Sobre Elie Alevy Elie Alevy nació en Salónica, Grecia en 1926 en el seno de una familia judía de clase media. Tenía dos hermanas mayores.
zikaron basalon / Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Download video Download Host Kit   About Dr. Edith Eger Edith Eger was born in 1927 in Kosice, (then Czechoslovakia, later Hungary, now Slovakia) to Hungarian Jewish parents. She had two sisters.
zikaron basalon / Thursday, April 7, 2022
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zikaron basalon / Thursday, April 7, 2022
Download video Download Home Kit יוסף באו נולד ב 18- ביוני 1920 בקרקוב, שבפולין. כשהיה בן 18 התחיל ללמוד אמנות פלסטית באוניברסיטת קרקוב, אך מלחמת העולם השנייה קטעה את לימודיו. בתחילה הועבר יחד עם שאר יהודי העיר לגטו קרקוב ולאחר מכן למחנה הריכוז פלאשוב, במחנה זה הכיר את אשתו רבקה והם התחתנו בסתר בתוך מחנה הנשים.
zikaron basalon / Thursday, April 7, 2022
Download video Download Host Kit   About Yehudah Bakon Yehudah Bakon was born in Moravska Ostrava (Czechoslovakia) on July 28, 1929.
zikaron basalon / Monday, April 11, 2022
Kurt describes liberating survivors of a death march in May 1945, in Volary, Czechoslovakia, including his first encounter with his future wife, Gerda. Kurt Klein was born July 2, 1920, in Walldorf, Germany. As the Nazi persecution of German Jews intensified, Kurt’s parents decided to send him and his siblings to live with distant relatives in Buffalo, New York, where he worked in various jobs, including the printing business, trying to raise enough money to bring his parents to the United States. Kurt was drafted into the United States Army in 1943.
liberation, liberator, exhibit, male, survivor, clip, Kurt Klein / Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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antiSemitism / Monday, October 30, 2023