A public lecture by Sheldon Garon (Princeton University, History) (Join us in person for this lecture) Organized by the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture Cosponsored by the USC East Asian Studies Center, the USC Dornsife Center for Advance Genocide Research, and the USC Center for International Studies 
cagr / Thursday, January 5, 2023
A partnership including USC Shoah Foundation next week holds its first professional development webinar to train teachers to recognize and respond to antisemitism with their students. The Recognizing and Responding to Antisemitism in Schools webinar series, which begins Monday at 1pm PST, is aimed at schoolteachers, principals and superintendents who can earn credits for taking each of six modules.
/ Thursday, January 5, 2023
Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp will discuss ongoing global efforts in national courts as well as before the International Criminal Court for prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide being perpetrated in Ukraine and their impact.
/ Wednesday, January 18, 2023
A group of Bioethics and the Holocaust Fellows recently gathered at USC Shoah Foundation headquarters in Los Angeles to develop content for new curriculums that will feature Visual History Archive testimony from survivors of Nazi medical experiments. The Holocaust marked a profound and sadistic deviation from traditional notions of medical ethics, with medical and scientific communities in the Third Reich actively participating in the labeling, persecution and eventual mass murder of millions deemed “unfit.”
/ Wednesday, January 18, 2023
In this clip from his 2022 testimony, Gerald Szames recalls his personal encounter with antisemitism from a fellow college student. Recorded in the Ceci Chan and Lila Sorkin Memory Studio at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's global headquarters on the USC campus in Los Angeles, California.
/ Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Equipped with blankets and snacks and dressed in pajamas, 24 young women of USC’s Gamma Phi Beta settled into the living room of their sorority house last fall to watch a video of Edith Eger telling her story of survival and resilience during the Holocaust. Edith’s story struck a chord with many sisters, as she recounted how her friendships with other women saved her life in Auschwitz. In the discussion that followed, the women focused on themes of sisterhood, solidarity and cooperation.
/ Thursday, January 19, 2023
USC Shoah Foundation partner and celebrated author, performer and concert pianist Mona Golabek this week brings her virtual, theatrical performance based on The Children of Willesden Lane book to 50,000 students and educators in Texas. Premiering as part of Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week, the Willesden READS performance promises to be the largest Holocaust education event ever to be held in the state. The virtual program and accompanying live events this week in Texas was made possible with the generous support of the Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation.
/ Monday, January 23, 2023
USC Shoah Foundation mourns the December 7, 2022 passing of Tom Tugend, a Berlin-born veteran of three wars and an award-winning journalist who fled the Nazi regime just months ahead of the outbreak of World War II. He was 97. 
/ Monday, January 23, 2023
/ Sunday, July 28, 2019
/ Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Martin Greenfield, born in 1928 in what was then Czechoslovakia, was the only member of his immediate family to survive Auschwitz. He immigrated to the U.S. at age 19 and eventually made his name as a Master Tailor, making suits for six US presidents. As a new immigrant, he worked on the suit of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. In this clip, Greenfield recalls seeing Eisenhower when he was liberated at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in April 1945.   
homepage / Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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
During its Week of Holocaust Remembrance, Stephen Smith and Pinchas Gutter helped the College of Saint Elizabeth not only honor the past, but also consider the future of Holocaust remembrance and education.
Stephen Smith, Pinchas Gutter, holocaust, education, new dimensions / Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A powerful testament to the courage of the Righteous Among the Nations who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Moving archival testimony - provided by the USC Shoah Foundation and March of the Living - focuses on four Polish rescuers whose stories have been shared with March of the Living students. Director & Producer: Naomi Wise Executive Producer: Dr. David Machlis Special Thanks: Elkie Rosen Foundation
jan27 / Tuesday, January 24, 2023
For 25 years, USC Shoah Foundation has given voice to survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides with the goal of educating people around the world, and inspiring action. The 55,000 women and men in its Visual History Archive® share their life stories — of trauma and loss, as well as culture and family, and ultimately survival. Representing more than a century of history, these testimonies provide an enduring legacy of memory. As long as there are still witnesses ready to speak, their voices must be heard.
homepage / Thursday, May 7, 2020
January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Tied to the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the day commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and seeks to promote Holocaust education throughout the world.
/ Thursday, January 26, 2023
A public lecture by Ryan Cheuk Him Sun (PhD candidate in History, University of British Columbia, Canada)2022-2023 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom) Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research
cagr / Thursday, January 26, 2023
A public lecture by Vaclav Masek (PhD student in Sociology, University of Southern California)2022 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom) Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research
/ Thursday, January 26, 2023
A public lecture by Ryan Cheuk Him Sun (PhD candidate in History, University of British Columbia, Canada)2022-2023 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom) Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research
/ Thursday, January 26, 2023
A public lecture by Vaclav Masek (PhD student in Sociology, University of Southern California)2022 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow (Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom) Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research
cagr / Thursday, January 26, 2023
USC Shoah Foundation today unveils a Dimensions in Testimony (DiT) interview with internationally celebrated author and concert pianist Mona Golabek. Published on the Institute’s award-winning IWitness page in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this is the inaugural DiT interactive experience to feature a second-generation (or ‘2G”) descendent of a Holocaust survivor.
/ Thursday, January 26, 2023
On the afternoon of January 27, 1945, the Red Army liberated Auschwitz, a complex of concentration and extermination camps. Although most of the prisoners were sent on a death march before the Soviet troops arrived, around 7,000 still remained at Auschwitz. The date of the liberation is recognized by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
/ Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Suzette Sheft first recognized the importance of recording family history when it was already too late. As a young child, the New York City student had regularly listened to her father’s stories, but when he died of pancreatic cancer when she was just 13, she realized she was unable to remember many of them. “When he was alive, he would tell me stories about his life while tucking me in each night, but in the months following his death, I found myself forgetting many of his recollections,” Suzette said.
/ Friday, January 27, 2023
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
This webinar examines the stories of Black G.I.s featured in Echoes & Reflections who liberated concentration camps, including Leon Bass and Paul Parks. It will also focus on the experience of facing the reality of Nazi genocide, while balancing the impact of discrimination and violence at home in the United States.
/ Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Join USC Shoah Foundation for this unique webinar that will introduce Edith Maniker, a survivor of the Kindertransport, and Mona Golabek, the daughter of Lisa Jura who was saved by the Kindertransport, for a live conversation as well as an introduction to their digital biographies shared in the Foundation's Dimensions in Testimony program.
/ Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC undergraduate students and USC graduate students for the 2023 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $1,500 support for USC undergraduate students or $3,000 support for USC graduate students doing research focused on the testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other related USC resources and collections for one month during the summer of 2023. The fellowship is open to USC undergraduate students and graduate students of all disciplines.
cagr / Thursday, September 1, 2022
Carli Snyder is the 2022-2023 USC Shoah Foundation Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies. Since the beginning of January, she has been in Los Angeles conducting research with Visual History Archive (VHA) testimonies. A PhD candidate in History at the City University of New York Graduate Center, she is conducting research as part of her larger dissertation project that is provisionally entitled ‘Flesh of the Facts’: Toward a Feminist Holocaust Consciousness.
/ Thursday, February 2, 2023

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