/ Monday, June 3, 2013
Mayer displays three different photographs from the ghetto Sieradz. He says that the Nazis photographed every misdeed that they did because they were proud of what they were doing.
clip / Thursday, February 18, 2016
The USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life proudly presents"Casden Conversations" The Powers and Perils of Nazi PropagandaSunday, March 6, 20164-5:30 p.m.USC Doheny Memorial Library room 240
/ Thursday, February 4, 2016
/ Monday, September 21, 2020
The day after Thanksgiving, the New York Times published an article called “In America’s Heartland, the Nazi Sympathizer Next Door,” by Richard Fausset. It profiles Tony Hovater, a 29-year-old far-right extremist and Nazi sympathizer who lives in the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio.
op-eds / Friday, December 1, 2017
Produced as part of USC Shoah Foundation's Stronger Than Hate initiative, this one-hour documentary explores the journeys of Liberators and Liberation Witnesses drawing parallels between the past and present. These one-of-a-kind stories of World War II heroes serve as a compelling reminder of what is at stake as antisemitism and xenophobia are on the rise again, and as a call to action to stand against hatred in all its forms.
/ Tuesday, September 22, 2020
/ Wednesday, June 17, 2020
When I met Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor in January, she was dozing on a chair that doubles as her walker, wearing a contented smile while a flurry of activity buzzed around her. 
Auschwitz70, eva kor, op-eds / Friday, February 27, 2015
At this public panel organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, three international scholars presented about the evolution of Nazi camps, illuminating different types of camps and how the functions and purposes of camps changed, often serving multiple functions as external and internal conditions changed over time.
cagr / Wednesday, November 30, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation and Delirio Films in association with Neko Productions have completed an animated short film that brings to life the remarkable childhood journey of Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer escaping Nazi Germany, as she faced the choices that made her who she is today.

/ Friday, September 11, 2020
A lecture by Maximilian Strnad (University of Munich)Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240
cagr / Monday, October 26, 2015
The USC Casden Institute hosted a discussion with Stephen Smith and Steven Luckert of USHMM about the power of Nazi propaganda.
Stephen Smith, ushmm / Wednesday, March 9, 2016
On the day that Faye Schulman’s parents and siblings were killed, along with almost all the Jews of her Eastern Polish town of Lenin, Schulman (then Faigel Lazebnik) was pulled aside by a Nazi officer. The Nazi official had been to Schulman’s studio a few weeks previously. After invading the town in 1942, the Nazis had ordered the talented young photographer to take photographs—both to document their activities in the town and to provide their officers with vanity portraits. Schulman remembered the photo session with the Nazi who now pulled her aside.
/ Friday, June 4, 2021
Instead of factories of death, these black-and-white stills convey the idea that soldiers are happy and prisoners are mere criminals serving a sentence. A research fellow with USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research discussed his findings on this topic in a lecture.
Greenberg Research Fellow, Lukas Meisel, Nazi photographs / Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Space played a crucial role in the Nazis’ rise to and consolidation of power. through prisons, ghettos, concentration camps, and the barring of Jews from public spaces— stores, restaurants, even sidewalks— and ultimately from their own homes. Concentration camps, ghettos, and mass extermination were preceded by the gradual but calculated exclusion of Jews from space in their own homelands from the early 1930s onward. The segregation of Jews was a precursor to the Holocaust. These processes of exclusion began making the Holocaust imaginable.
/ Friday, November 15, 2019
It’s hard to imagine I’m even typing this sentence, but an avowed Holocaust denier on Tuesday became the official Republican nominee for an upcoming congressional election in Illinois. Arthur Jones won the primary despite the fact that he once led the American Nazi Party and has freely shared his antisemitic views. Perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that Arthur Jones received more than 20,000 votes, according to preliminary results.
op-eds / Friday, March 23, 2018
In her public lecture on Feb. 9, 2017, at USC, Robert J. Katz Research Fellow Teresa Walch outlines the process by which Jews in Berlin lost their rights, access to public spaces, ability to move freely, and finally their own homes, from 1933-38. Throughout her talk, Walch refers to the testimonies in the Visual History Archive that she has discovered of Holocaust survivors who describe living through this period and its effect on them.
presentation, fellow, cagr, lecture, katz / Monday, February 27, 2017
An online lecture by Wolf Gruner (Founding Director, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research) Organized by the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and The Base Cosponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
cagr / Friday, February 5, 2021
An online lecture by Wolf Gruner, Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, organized by The Wiener Holocaust Library
cagr / Monday, January 11, 2021
Laszlo Csatary, a former Nazi commander and the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s third Most Wanted Nazi War Criminal, died August 12 while awaiting trial in Budapest. He was 98.
hungary, nazi, visual history archive / Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The USC Casden Institute presents a Casden Conversation featuring Dr. Wolf Gruner in conversation with Dr. Steve Ross
cagr / Monday, January 11, 2021
The news about a group of teenagers throwing a Nazi salute at a party in Orange County is a startling reminder that knowledge of the Holocaust is fading. Here are four free online classroom-ready activities on IWitness that address the topics of antisemitism, bystanders and hatred.
Nazi salutes, swastikas, IWitness Spotlight / Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Although the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive is typically thought of as a way to preserve the stories of people who survived the Holocaust, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania has found a way to use the Archive to broaden the scope of memory to include not only survivors but also people who perished.
Paris, University of Pennsylvania, Rutman, map / Wednesday, May 16, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research welcomed the University of Munich’s Maximilian Strnad to USC last week.
cagr, visiting scholar, lecture / Monday, November 23, 2015
  “SS-Photographs from Concentration Camps. Perpetrator Sources and Counter-Narratives” Lukas Meissel (Ph.D. Candidate in Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa) 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow February 12, 2019  
cagr / Tuesday, February 26, 2019
In her public lecture on Feb. 9 at USC, Walch outlined the process by which Jews in Berlin lost their rights, access to public spaces, ability to move freely, and finally their own homes, from 1933-38. Throughout her talk, Walch referred to the testimonies in the Visual History Archive.
cagr, katz fellow / Monday, February 13, 2017

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