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Interviews conducted in Austria

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(includes testimonies in the process of being integrated into the Visual History Archive)

German-language Portal

Educational Programming

  • 2016: EVZ hosts an international workshop on the use of Holocaust survivor testimony in education in Vienna; two USC Shoah Foundation staff members presented
  • 2008: Kim Simon and Martin Smok of USC Shoah Foundation participate in an international conference in Vienna hosted by errinern.at, a Holocaust remembrance organization run by the Austrian government. Called “Visual History – How Can Videotaped Survivor Testimonies Make up for Survivors?”, the panel explored the importance of education youth, reaching the public, and preserving the memory of the Holocaust.

Additional work in Austria

  • 2015-2016: Florian Köppl serves as the USC Shoah Foundation Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service in which he works at the Institute for a year in lieu of his mandatory military service. 
  • Each year, USC Shoah Foundation hosts an intern from the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service. The AHMS is an alternative to Austria's six-month military service requirement for men; instead of serving in the military after high school, they can complete year-long internships at Holocaust memorial institutions around the world or other social service organizations.

Additional Educational Resources

  • 2008: Das Vermächtnis (The Legacy) — An educational DVD with 91 video testimony clips, teaching modules, and classroom activities, produced in partnership with errinern.at, a Holocaust remembrance organization run by the Austrian government.