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Sari Siegel earned a prestigious 2015-16 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowship to further her ground-breaking studies of Jewish prisoner-physicians in Nazi Germany. Photo courtesy of Sari Siegel.

Between Coercion and Resistance

August 25, 2015

In 1930s Cologne, Germany, Maximilian Samuel was a beloved obstetrician-gynecologist and decorated World War I hero. He was also Jewish. Deported to Auschwitz in 1942 with his family, Samuel was selected to become a…

Survivors at the event stand with an enlargement of the iconic photograph taken of them on Jan. 27, 1945. From left are Paula Lebovics, Miriam Ziegler, Gabor Hirsch and Eva Kor. Photo courtesy of Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

100 Survivors Gather

January 27, 2015

Reporting from Krakow, Poland The sense of history in the making was palpable Jan. 26 in Krakow, Poland, where more than 20 staff members of USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education attended…

Auschwitz survivor Paula Lebovics (center) spends time with students from USC Shoah Foundation’s Junior Intern program as they tour Warsaw, Poland, on Jan. 24. Photos by Josh Grossberg.

Firsthand Lessons of Auschwitz

January 27, 2015

Reporting from Warsaw and Krakow, Poland As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles, it falls to future generations to ensure their stories remain vibrant and strong. With that in mind, USC Shoah Foundation – The…

The Auschwitz camp is seen at the end of the tracks. Photo by Steve Purcell.

Remembering Auschwitz

January 20, 2015

On a bitter cold day in January 1945, the Soviet Army — pushing across Nazi Germany as the Allies drew closer to victory in Europe and the end of World War II — arrived at a Nazi concentration and extermination…

Jared McBride, a Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow, will talk about his upcoming book <em>'A Sea of Blood and Tears’: Ethnic Diversity and Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Volhynia, Ukraine 1941-1944</em>. Photo courtesy of Jared McBride.

Blood and Tears in Volhynia

January 13, 2015

Jared McBride, the first recipient of the Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship, will give a public talk about his research and upcoming book on the little-known atrocities committed during World War II in the…

This one-hour special report, airing nationally on the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, will look back at the atrocities committed at Auschwitz through the eyes of those imprisoned there more than 70 years ago.

You’re Invited

January 9, 2015

Everyone is invited to watch a pre-screening of Voices of Auschwitz, a new CNN documentary telling the stories of four survivors from the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp. The USC Dornsife-based USC Shoah…

The conference’s first day of panel and roundtable discussions on Nov. 16 concludes in the evening with a rare screening of <em>Schindler’s List</em> at the USC Norris Cinema Theatre. Photo by David James, Universal Pictures.

Trajectories of Schindler’s List

November 14, 2014

A survivor of the Holocaust who was saved by Oskar Schindler. A child survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide. The creator of an award-winning documentary about the Armenian Genocide.  A member of the Brussels…

The École Normale Supérieure, a university in Lyon, France, pictured here, will utilize The USC Shoah Foundation’s nearly 52,000 video testimonies, including more than 8,000 that reference France.

France to Access Testimony

November 5, 2014

The USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has announced that École Normale Supérieure (ENS), a university in Lyon, France, is the 51st institution, and the first in France,…

This photograph was taken in Auschwitz I after the liberation. Photo credit: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives, courtesy of

Auschwitz: The Past is Present

October 16, 2014

USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education and the World Jewish Congress will support the official observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a global communication…

Harriet Forster, professor emerita of physics and astronomy, seen here in 1963 at USC, escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria and became a world-renowned nuclear physicist. Photo courtesy of USC University Archives.

In Memoriam: Harriet Herta Forster, 97

October 3, 2014

Harriet Herta Forster, professor emerita of physics and astronomy at USC Dornsife, an internationally known figure in the field of experimental nuclear physics, has died. She was 97. Forster died peacefully of natural causes…