Rachael Cerrotti is an award winning author, producer and documentary storyteller as well as the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. She is the granddaughter behind 'We Share The Same Sky' and the host of 'The Memory Generation' podcast. Learn more at www.rachaelcerrotti.com.
/ Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Join MacArthur Grant-winner Dr. Josh Kun of USC and UCLA's Dr. Todd Presner in our first Scholar Lab webinar focusing on the question "Why the Jews?". Dr. Alexis Lerner will moderate. Free to the public.
research, scholar lab / Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Institution subscribing to the Visual History Archive: Northwestern University Library 1970 Campus Drive Evanston, IL 60208 Website: http://libguides.northwestern.edu/vha/ Email: library@northwestern.edu
/ Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Join Dr. Mehnaz Afridi of Manhattan College and Dr. Sara Lipton of Stonybrook University. As part of the discussion, Dr. Afridi and Dr. Lipton will present on their research projects examining antisemitism in the Arab world and representations of Jews in medieval Christian sermons, respectively, focusing on the insights they gained into the causes, manifestations and consequences of antisemitism through history and in relation to religion. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jessica Marglin, Associate Professor of Religion at USC.
scholar lab / Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Edward Mosberg was born January 6, 1926, in Kraków, Poland. He had two sisters, Halina and Karolina. His parents, Bronislawa and Ludwig, owned a department store; they prayed in the Popper synagogue. A little more than a year after World War II broke out in 1939, a ghetto was established in Kraków. Ed’s immediate family, grandparents and aunt settled in one apartment there. Ed brought them food and provided much-needed employee IDs and other papers.
ed mosberg / Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg desribes how he was separated from his sisters at Plaszow concentration camp, and the guilt he has always felt for how it happened.
clip / Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg explains why he feels it is so important for him to tell his story.
clip / Monday, September 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation mourns the passing of Edward Mosberg, a Holocaust survivor whose passion for sharing his story through lectures, recorded interviews, and educational trips back to concentration camps in Europe taught and inspired people everywhere. He was 96.
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homepage / Thursday, April 2, 2020
Inside a Warsaw light stage surrounded by nine cameras, prominent historian and journalist Marian Turski in late June completed the first ever Polish-language Dimensions in Testimony (DiT) interview. Conducted by USC Shoah Foundation and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw (POLIN), Turski’s interview was a truly international collaboration involving 15 team members from Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Poland, the U.K and the U.S.
DiT / Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Holocaust survivor and USC Shoah Foundation friend Max Eisen passed away earlier this month, leaving a unique legacy forged by harrowing wartime experiences, 20 return trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau as an educator, and the testimony he gave against two SS guards in Germany beginning in 2015.
DiT / Thursday, July 14, 2022
"It’s very important that the Swedish Holocaust Museum is one of Sweden’s National Historical Museums. We believe the Holocaust is not a Jewish concern, but that it is, and must be, a universal one." Lizzie Oved Scheja (pictured above, full interview below), founder and director of J! Jewish Culture in Sweden, speaking earlier this month after Swedish Minister of Culture Jeanette Gustafsdotter inaugurated the country’s first museum dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust.
DiT / Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Agnes Kun worked in the hospital at Auschwitz II-Birkenau as an assistant nurse. She recalls Josef Mengele, particularly his presence at the hospital.
auschwitz, female, jewish survivor, 70th Anniversary / Friday, March 14, 2014
Ágnes describes ghettoization procedures in Budapest in 1944 and explains how she was able to stay with her mother during a selection conducted by Hungary’s Arrow Cross party members.
subtitled, jewish survivor, clip, ghetto, female / Friday, May 24, 2013
Agnes Kun worked in the hospital at Auschwitz II-Birkenau as an assistant nurse. She recalls Josef Mengele, particularly his presence at the hospital.This is the 14th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
clip, auschwitz, female, jewish survivor, 70th Anniversary, Auschwitz70 / Monday, November 24, 2014
Famous jazz trumpeter and violinist Louis Bannet talks about his experience auditioning for the Auschwitz camp orchestra and how his talent saved his life. April 30 is International Jazz Day.
clip / Friday, April 29, 2016
Louis Bannet describes being selected for the camp orchestra in which he performed as the conductor in Auschwitz. This is the 48th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
clip, music, jewish survivor, louis bannett, auschwitz, Auschwitz70 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Benjamin Jacobs discusses how his forced labor assignment was to serve as a dentist in Auschwitz.
clip, male, jewish survivor, dentist, auschwitz, Benjamin Jacobs, Auschwitz70 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014
boc 2017 clips, homepage / Friday, October 20, 2017
On the night of Sidney Bratt’s interview his family was celebrating Hanukkah. He recites the Hanukkah candles blessings from the Jewish prayer book (Siddur) which once belonged to his mother, and is surrounded by his wife and grandchildren while doing so.
clip, male, jewish surivor, sidney bratt, hanukkah / Tuesday, November 30, 2021
In this April 21, 2021, lecture, Alan Rosen considers the special manner of witness found in Holocaust-era calendars composed in ghettos, in camps, and in hiding. The event was organized by USC Shoah Foundation and cosponsored by the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life.
discussion, lecture, cagr, presentation / Wednesday, May 26, 2021
In this event, the Center's two student research fellows will discuss the testimony-based research they conducted during Summer 2020. Exploring testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive's Nanjing Massacre collection, Lucy Sun (USC undergraduate student, History major, Psychology and Law minor) researched the resistance of women during the Nanjing Massacre.
cagr, discussion, presentation, lecture / Thursday, April 15, 2021
In this lecture from April 6, 2021, Florian Zabransky focuses on two sites of genocidal violence: namely ghettos created by the Germans in occupied Poland and the Soviet Union, and partisan warfare. In his research, Florian Zabransky seeks to excavate the particular intimate experience of male Jews and addresses the following questions: How is intimacy narrated in the oral history interviews? How were relationships negotiated in the ghettos and among the partisans? Which social dynamics, traditional gender roles, hierarchies and power relations become evident?
discussion, presentation, lecture, cagr / Tuesday, April 13, 2021
After the UNESCO event “From Hate Speech to Genocide: Lessons from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda,”  USC Shoah Foundation’s Kori Street continues the conversation with Freddy Mutanguha, Survivor and Executive Director of the Aegis Trust and Tali Nates, Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.
discussion, lecture, presentation / Wednesday, April 7, 2021