If you are in the Aspen, CO, area, come learn about our testimony-based work and interact with Holocaust survivors via Dimensions in Testimony, as seen on 60 Minutes. Families are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
/ Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Aspen Film in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation is proud to present a special family event featuring two short films: The Tattooed Torah and Ruth: A Little Girl's Big Journey. Free to the public.
/ Wednesday, July 27, 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
An award-winning feature film based on a true story of survival, produced in association with USC Shoah Foundation. My Name Is Sara shares the story of Sara Góralnik who at age 13 survived the Holocaust by passing as a Christian after her family was killed by Nazis. For more information on how to view the film, visit the official My Name Is Sara website.
/ Friday, June 5, 2020
For USC Shoah Foundation Next Generation Council member Jodi Harris, contributing to the Institute is a family affair: Her mother was a docent at the first iteration of the Institute in the mid-1990s, leading tours of the trailers in which the Institute was initially housed on the backlot of Universal Studios.
/ Thursday, July 23, 2020
Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey is a short, animated film produced by USC Shoah Foundation. The film follows Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s early life, with Dr. Ruth’s own voice recounting how she survived the Holocaust as a young girl. According to Executive Producer Jodi Harris, the film gives viewers “a chance to discover much more about Dr. Ruth’s childhood and learn how she emerged from tragedy stronger than before.” 
/ Friday, November 19, 2021
When Zuzanna Surowy needed to make herself cry as the lead actress in the Holocaust-era feature film My Name Is Sara, she followed the advice of her co-star to “put a demon inside of her” – to imagine something so tragic it would bring tears to her eyes. It was much harder for Surowy, then 15, to follow the second half of that directive: to leave the demon on the set.
/ Thursday, August 4, 2022
/ Monday, January 27, 2020
(28 min) Five survivors of the Sobibor death camp discuss their participation in the camp uprising of 1943.
sobibor, uprising, lesson, clip reel, segments for the classroom, sfc / Thursday, May 9, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation today presents the first of two events in Aspen, Colorado hosted by Melinda Goldrich, a prominent member of the Aspen philanthropic community who serves on USC Shoah Foundation’s Board of Councilors’ Executive Committee.
/ Monday, August 8, 2022
In recognition of its pioneering work advancing Holocaust and Genocide Studies since its inception in 2014, the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research has been awarded the honor of hosting the next biennial meeting of the International Network of
cagr / Monday, August 8, 2022
Each year, the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research hosts a team of scholars from different universities, different countries, and different academic disciplines for one week so that they can develop and discuss a collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary research project in the fi
cagr / Thursday, August 4, 2022
/ Monday, January 27, 2020
Take part in a grassroots revolution for memorializing the Holocaust: invite friends and family to an in-person or online gathering. We provide you with a kit including hosting tips, an abridged testimony from our Visual History Archive, educational material and discussion prompts.
/ Friday, April 1, 2022
Through a new partnership with Zikaron BaSalon, we invite you to host your friends and family at an intimate gathering. We will provide you with an abridged testimony, educational material, discussion prompts, and hosting tips to create an event that will inspire your guests and move them to action – maybe even to host their own gatherings in the future.
/ Tuesday, March 15, 2022
/ Friday, August 19, 2022
/ Saturday, May 11, 2019
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington, D.C. and Outside the Box [Office], in cooperation with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and USC Shoah Foundation, invite you and a guest to attend a screening of Quo Vadis, Aida? written & directed by Jasmila Zbanic, and produced by Damir Ibrahimovich and Jasmila Zbanic.
/ Monday, August 22, 2022
Eugenia Adler was 17 at the start of World War II. She survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek concentration camps, and spent time fighting with the partisans. In this clip, she recalls finding shelter with a frightened horse as Germany bombed Warsaw in September 1939. More clips from survivors on the beginning of World War II: Rosette Baronoff on the Breakout of War David Bayer remembers the Invasion of Poland
homepage / Wednesday, August 31, 2022
September 3, 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Rosette Baronoff remembers being a little girl playing outside of her home in Paris and her mother telling her that war had started.
clip, female, Rosette Baronoff, jewish survivor, Paris 1939, declartion of war / Tuesday, September 3, 2013
David Bayer remembers when Nazi Germany invaded his home country, Poland on September 1, 1939. David and his family hid in the woods during the invasion and returned to town a few days later to find German soldiers in their home.
clip, male, jewish survivor, Invasion of Poland, david bayer, nazi germany, poland / Friday, August 29, 2014
Leo Bach remembers the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. He especially recalls his family’s emotional response upon seeing the bombardment and the movement of German troops in Kraków, Poland, on the first day of war.
clip, male, Leo Bach, Invasion of Poland, Sept 1 1939 / Friday, August 30, 2013
An online event featuring #LastSeen Project Manager Alina Bothe Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research  Cosponsored by the Consortium of Higher Education Centers for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies
cagr / Wednesday, July 6, 2022
In early January, four members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative visited the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research for a week of intensive discussion, research, experimentation, and collaboration.
cagr / Friday, January 29, 2016
The 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Week team gave a public lecture to discuss the progress of their project so far, in which they plan to comparatively analyze the individual experiences and narratives of Holocaust survivors in four Latin American countries.
cagr / Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Holocaust Geographies Collaborative made a return visit to the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in November 2016 for two days to work together, present their continuing research that they shared at the conference, meet with Center staff, and plan next steps in their collaborative project.
cagr / Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Out of concern for their physical safety, four of the five interviewees remained anonymous and were filmed in silhouette. The fifth, 31-year-old Martha Nyawal James, recounted her extraordinary story of survival.
GAM, South Sudan / Monday, April 30, 2018
Jewish Survivor Anita was selected to become a member of the women’s camp orchestra as a cellist. Despite being out of practice, she felt no danger in auditioning for this role since they desperately needed a cellist. Playing in the orchestra kept her safe during the war. DOB: 1/1/1925 City of birth: Breslau Country of birth: Germany Camps: Bergen-Belsen (Germany) Other exp: prisons, identity concealment  
united nations, un, women, female, clip, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch / Sunday, May 5, 2013
/ Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London, offered a global perspective of the origins and history of concentration camps.
cagr, discussion, lecture, presentation / Thursday, April 21, 2016