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/ 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
Barnabas Balint is a PhD candidate in History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK and the 2021-2022 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Read more about him here. 
/ Friday, May 6, 2022
In the Special Collections at the University of Southern California Libraries there is a book – large, heavy, and musty, it contains the names of thousands of Holocaust survivors who lived in the Pest region of Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, in 1947. (Holocaust Survivors of the Jewish Community of Pest register, Collection no. 6057, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California)
cagr, op-eds / Friday, May 6, 2022
/ Friday, May 6, 2022
USC Shoah Foundation worked closely with The Survivor team to bring the important film to the screen and received a production credit. Assistance included providing access to Haft’s and other survivors’ testimonies in the Visual History Archive, and consulting with the producers to ensure historical accuracy. Crispin Brooks is curator of the Visual History Archive and over the years has played a key role in archiving its testimonies. He is also immersed in Eastern European studies. He spoke to us about consulting on The Survivor.
/ Wednesday, May 4, 2022
In addition to collecting and preserving video testimonies, USC Shoah Foundation produces documentaries about the Holocaust and genocide. The Institute’s documentary films have aired in 50 countries and are subtitled in 28 languages.
/ Thursday, March 4, 2021
/ Friday, April 8, 2022
USC Shoah Foundation has added a tour of the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello, California to its IWalk mobile application, making it the first Armenian Genocide site of memory to be featured on the innovative educational platform.
/ Monday, May 9, 2022
An animated short film that brings to life the remarkable childhood journey of media personality, author and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer netted one of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s three coveted Audience Awards last month. Produced by USC Shoah Foundation and Delirio Films, Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey traces Dr. Ruth’s escape from Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The film was awarded the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s Best Short Film prize in early April.
/ Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The 2021-2022 William P. Lauder Junior Interns program wrapped up last month with special guest Jewish Holocaust survivor Dr. Elena Nightingale calling on participants to speak up when confronted by discrimination and injustice. “Young people's voices are listened to [and] have more power than you think. Don’t be a bystander,” the physician and human rights activist told the interns at the final session of the 10-week program. “Make your voices heard.”
/ Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Survivor Gad Ben-Meir recalls the Baghdad Pogrom of June 1-2, 1941, during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, and what he saw looking out his window as a 9-year-old boy.
Gad Ben-Meir, male, jewish survivor, baghdad, pogrom, farhud, clip / Thursday, June 13, 2013
Dr. Mary Anna Noveck is a passionate educator with extensive knowledge of research-based practices in the field of education pedagogy at the kindergarten - university level. In her current role as the Learning and Development Specialist at USC Shoah Foundation she brings testimony-based education to primary educators as the fundamental teaching tool for developing empathy, understanding and respect for diverse perspectives and voices .
/ Thursday, May 12, 2022
Lacey Schauwecker contributes to the Institute’s educational and professional development programming, with a focus on Spanish-language materials. Having taught at the university level for over a decade, Lacey has extensive experience with testimony-based curriculum, digital humanities, and service-learning partnerships. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Critical Theory from the University of Sussex, and a B.A. in English and Spanish from Santa Clara University.
/ Thursday, May 12, 2022
Lesly Culp is USC Shoah Foundation’s Interim Director of Education and Outreach. In her role, she leads the educational strategic plan to make audiovisual testimonies and interactive biographies of survivors and witnesses of genocide and mass atrocity accessible to educators and students worldwide. She is a National Board-Certified teacher with 22 years of classroom experience who earned her M.S. in Education Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in English Literature from the University of Southern California.
/ Monday, July 21, 2014
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
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
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zikaron basalon / Thursday, April 7, 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
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 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
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
We mourn the loss of ten innocent lives in yet another mass shooting fueled by hate, this time at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. According to authorities, the 18-year-old alleged shooter drove 200 miles to the supermarket in the predominantly African American neighborhood and livestreamed the attack.
/ Monday, May 16, 2022
"When I look up [to] the dome, and the flag, I choke up — every morning!" In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, we salute Tom Lantos, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981-2008.     Watch Tom Lantos’ full testimony.  
homepage / Monday, May 16, 2022
In honor of National Archives Month, here are 10 unique facts about USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Ask an Archivist Day, National Archives Month, #askanarchivist, op-eds / Thursday, October 30, 2014
/ Sunday, July 28, 2019
Cate Wilson is the Community Engagement and Outreach specialist for the USC Shoah Foundation’s education department. She earned an MA in Religion and is completing her PhD, both from Claremont School of Theology. She joined the Institute in 2016. In addition to community engagement and outreach, she draws on 15 years of experience as a line-producer and production manager in the film and television industries contributing to project management for the education department. She earned her PhD in Practical Theology from Claremont McKenna College.
/ Monday, May 16, 2016