Holocaust scholars have long relied on documents and survivor testimonies to help reconstruct the history of that tragic event. Now, they’re turning to wordless witnesses to learn more: pictures.
USC Dornsife’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research is the only non-German partner in the first major international initiative to search for and analyze images showing Nazi deportations during World War II — and they want the public’s help.
Wolf Gruner, founding director of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education, began his quest to build a Holocaust library as soon as he arrived at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences a decade ago. [5¼ min read]
USC Dornsife’s William Deverell will lead the new project that will bring scholars and collections together to allow researchers to build on current studies in areas such as Los Angeles and California history, Holocaust studies and LGBTQ history and culture.
Doctoral student Sari Siegel has been awarded a leading fellowship for her pioneering research into the largely unexplored history of Jewish prisoner-physicians in Nazi camps during World War II.
USC Shoah Foundation and FAFG co-launch a testimony project to shine light on the Guatemalan Genocide of the early 1980s.
During April, the USC Shoah Foundation will release survivor and witness testimony clips to honor the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Researcher will provide insight in to World War II Atrocities committed in Nazi-Occupied Ukraine during a talk hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation.
Genocide Survivors are among keynote panelists at USC Shoah Foundation conference Nov. 16 to 18.