July 11 marks 26 years since the Srebrenica genocide, the biggest in a cluster of massacres that occurred as part of the campaign of ethnic cleansing in eastern parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992-1995 war in the country. It’s the day in 1995 that Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic overran the enclave of Srebrenica, the town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina the United Nations had formally designated as a “safe area” in 1993. 
/ Monday, July 11, 2022
USC Shoah Foundation mourns the passing of our friend Max Eisen, a Holocaust survivor who returned to Auschwitz-Birkenau more than 20 times as an educator and testified at the trials of two SS guards in 2015, more than 70 years after his entire family was killed in Nazi concentration camps. Max’s memoir, By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz, was the 2019 winner of Canada Reads, a Canadian Broadcasting Company “battle of the books” program, and was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize in 2017. 
/ Thursday, July 7, 2022
An online lecture by Antara Chatterjee (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India) lnaugural Strauss Fellow at the Center for Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Cedars-Sinai Visiting scholar at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research, June-July 2022
cagr / Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Our longtime friend Pinchas Gutter turns 90 today! The survivor of six German Nazi concentration camps has shared his remarkable story with USC Shoah Foundation in a variety of formats over the years, including as a Dimensions in Testimony interactive biography that has been featured by media outlets including CBS 60 Minutes and the New York Times. Earlier this year Pinchas sat down with us to reflect on contemporary events and his experiences. 
/ Thursday, July 21, 2022
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
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.
/ Thursday, July 14, 2022
More about Sara Góralnik Shapiro Sara Góralnik Shapiro remembers the day her mother sent her and her brother out of the Korzec ghetto in the hopes they would survive with a Ukrainian farmer. Watch Sara Góralnik Shapiro's full testimony in the Visual History Archive Online.
/ Friday, June 5, 2020
USC Shoah Foundation is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute currently has over 55,000 testimonies recorded in 43 languages in 65 countries that allow us to see the faces and hear the voices of those who witnessed history, allowing them to teach, to memorialize, and to inspire.
/ Sunday, March 24, 2019
/ Thursday, September 12, 2019
Access the entire USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Resource Center 6 Anielewicza Street 00-157 Warsaw Poland Phone: 22 47 10 300 E-mail: resourcecenter@polin.plhttps://polin.pl/en/resource-center
/ Tuesday, October 22, 2013
In December of 1937, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese military invaded Nanjing, China, and engaged in a campaign of mass killing. Some of the witnesses live on in our Nanjing collection.
/ Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Armenian Genocide testimony collections include several categories of individuals linked directly or indirectly to the calamity. The vast majority are Armenian Genocide survivors, while others are Armenian descendants (second and third generation), scholars, rescuers and aid providers, foreign witnesses, and Yezidi survivors, as well as Arab and Greek eyewitnesses. The interviews were recorded in 10 languages in 13 countries.
/ Monday, October 21, 2019
Visit the Visual History Archive Online
/ Wednesday, March 31, 2021
In 1975, a communist regime known as the Khmer Rouge conquered the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The occupation set in motion a four-year campaign of genocide that would wipe out 2 million people – a quarter of the country’s population. Developed through a partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and the Documentation Center of Cambodia, the Cambodian Genocide Collection offers testimonies of survivors who escaped the killings from 1975 to 1979.
/ Monday, October 14, 2019
/ Monday, July 25, 2022
/ Wednesday, July 27, 2022
/ Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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
A University of California linguist has been awarded a $470,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to analyze Yiddish-language testimonies contained in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
/ Thursday, July 28, 2022
For the first time in two years, USC Shoah Foundation welcomed students to its international headquarters at USC for the fifth annual Leadership Workshop-Action and Values.  Eighteen rising ninth to 12th-grade students, selected from across the country, participated in the July 10 to 15 seminars, field trips, discussions, and group projects while based in USC dorms. 
/ 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
August 2 was Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, the anniversary of the day in 1944 that nearly 3,000 Roma and Sinti women, men and children in Auschwitz-Birkenau’s Zigeunerlager (then known as the “Gypsy family camp”) were killed in the concentration camp’s gas chambers.
/ Wednesday, August 3, 2022
October 22-26, 2022 at the University of Southern California, University Park Campus
/ Thursday, June 30, 2022
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
/ Monday, January 27, 2020

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