Stephen Smith

Holocaust expert with a focus on genocide studies and visual history

Executive director, USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education


  • the Holocaust
  • Holocaust video testimony and education
  • genocide studies and prevention
  • crimes against humanity
  • memorial projects
  • visual history
  • video testimony as a means of prevention, memorialization and education

Additional Information

  • Member, International Task Force for Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research
  • Member, Order of the British Empire
  • Recipient, Interfaith Gold Medallion, the Andrew Cross Award for religious broadcasting, and honorary doctorate of law from Leicester University
  • Author, “Making Memory: Creating Britain’s First Holocaust Centre,” “Forgotten Places: The Holocaust and the Remnants of Destruction” and “The Holocaust and the Christian World”
  • Founder, U.K. Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England
  • Co-founder, the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide
  • Inaugural chairman, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, which runs the National Holocaust Memorial Day in the U.K.
  • Project director, Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda
  • Trustee, Cape Town Holocaust Centre

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