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Willesden Project Launches on Discovery Education Channel!

With extraordinary support from the Koret Foundation, USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with the Hold On to Your Music Foundation to launch The Willesden Project. Through newly developed and innovative assets, this global initiative expands the reach of Lisa Jura’s story of survival and resilience in the face of adversity. 

Concert Pianist Mona Golabek Brings Mother’s Story to Generation of Young Readers

Two new books published capture the extraordinary story of Lisa Jura, an Austrian Jewish refugee who survived the Holocaust and then pursued her dream to become a concert pianist. Hold on To Your Music and Lisa of Willesden Lane are authored by Jura’s daughter Mona Golabek, herself a virtuoso concert pianist and radio host. Since early 2020, USC Shoah Foundation […]

USC Shoah Foundation Partners with Hold On To Your Music to Create Groundbreaking Resources in Holocaust Education with $10 Million Koret Foundation Grant

USC Shoah Foundation —The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation) today announced a $10 million grant from the Koret Foundation…

TheatreWorks’ ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane’: A one-woman musical celebration of humanity

“I feel I need another day or two to simply process the excellence and the intensely personal story I’ve just been told,” confided the lady I had befriended at the post show…

Teaching the Holocaust Is More Important Than Ever

Two recent studies show that the need for educational programs about the Holocaust has never been greater. Both the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany study and the Echoes & Reflections U.S. College Survey demonstrated that Holocaust education can make a significant difference in students’ attitudes towards people whose backgrounds differ from their own. “The research showed that […]