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Interviews conducted in Hungary

803

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

Regional Consultant(s)

  • Andrea Szőnyi

Hungarian-language Portal

Educational Programming

  • 2017: Screening, discussion with filmmakers and educator seminar on IWitness activity accompanying Hungarian film "1945"
  • 2017: Educators from Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) met to discuss USC Shoah Foundation’s IWalk and IWitness activities
  • 2016: Psychology professionals and students attended seminars at Debrecen University to learn about IWitness’s function in the classroom
  • 2016: USC Shoah Foundation’s ITeach seminars were officially accredited by Hungary’s Ministry of Human Resources, paving the way for testimony to be fully integrated into Hungarian curriculum
  • 2016: 5th annual Master Teacher Program (formerly Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century)
  • 2016: IWitness added a new activity, “How Could it Happen?,” in Hungarian. The activity teaches students about the deception that led up to the Holocaust. 
  • 2015: Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century; more applicants than any other year
  • 2015: Five graduates of Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century begin creating new IWalks for their towns with their students.
  • 2015: 140 students participated in the third art and writing contest organized by Andrea Szonyi in which Hungarian students are invited to create artwork or creative writing pieces inspired by testimonies in the Visual History Archive. 100 students and teachers attended a closing ceremony and panel discussion at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest to honor their participation.
  • 2015: ITeach, IWalk and first Hungarian IWitness Educator workshop
  • 2014: ITeach at Berzsenyi High School, Bockai istvan High School, Kodaly Zoltan Middle School, Fay Andras High School, Szent istvan High School, Pedagogical Institute of the Western Hungarian University (15 total).
  • 2014: Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century at Central European University
  • 2014: Israeli Ambassador to Hungary observes Teaching with Testimony graduate’s lesson at Berzsenyi Dániel High School
  • 2014: Presentation for Teachers at Merei Ference Pedagogical Institute.
  • 2014: Hungarian government supporting USC Shoah Foundation and Zachor Foundation ITeach program, Teacher Training On Using Multi-Media Lessons.
  • 2013: Session at ELTE University as part of a course in Intercultural Pedagogy.
  • 2013: In partnership with Zachor Foundation, development of testimony-based educational lessons incorporating interviews as part of an effort to combat anti-Semitism in Hungary.
  • 2013: Digital Natives In The Classroom presentation at Barankovics Society.
  • 2013: Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development workshop in Budapest for Hungarian educators.
  • 2013: ACCESS – workshop on Multi-Ethnic Tolerance Education presentation to teachers and regional embassy representatives.
  • 2013: Partner schools with:
    • Szőnyi Benjámin Elementary and Middle School of the Reformed Church
    • Berzsenyi Daniel High School
    • István Bocskai High School
  • 2013: Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development workshop in Budapest for Hungarian educators.
  • 2012: Wall of Survivors at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest.
  • 2012: Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development workshop in Budapest for Hungarian educators.
  • 2010 and 2011: USC Shoah Foundation participated in the International Fellowship Program in Holocaust Education. Organized by the Holocaust Memorial Center with generous support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the Task Force on International Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, the fellowship is a yearlong program during which participants will develop their own Holocaust education project.
  • 2012-2014: teacher training program in partnership with OFI (Education Research and Development Institute, Hungary).

Academic Programming

  • 2016: Central European University and Duke University offer joint course on memory and archives, including the Visual History Archive.
  • 2016: Budapest’s Eotvos Lorand University gives a seminar on the Visual History Archive in sign language for the first time.
  • 2014: Eötvos Loránd University (ELTE) hosted an open house for prospective students and educators to learn about USC Shoah Foundation and Visual History Archive.
  • 2013: Workshop presentation for 15 participants in a collaborative course with Smith College held in Budapest.
  • 2013: Program specifically organized for lecture to BA and MA students, and Faculty Professors at Szeged University, Juhász Gyula College of Pedagogy, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences.

Conferences and Workshops

  • 2015: Andrea Szonyi presents USC Shoah Foundation at a conference hosted by the Hungarian Consulate in Serbia commemorating the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust.
  • 2013: USC Shoah Foundation participated in Conference on Digital Learning in Kaposvar.
  • 2013: Teacher Conference on Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • 2013: Presentation at Conference: Jews and Christians within Centuries – Interpretations for a Topic for professors and students.
  • 2013: Two-day workshop on anti-bias education, which included modeling of Hungarian lessons: the Wallenberg Lesson and The Doll.
  • 2010: USC Shoah Foundation conducted A New Generation of Learning: Holocaust Education and the Internet, a workshop at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Additional work in Hungary

USC Shoah Foundation Documentary Films

  • A Holocaust szemei (Eyes of the Holocaust) (Broken Silence series, 2002)

    Director Janos Szasz, the son of Holocaust survivors, made this Hungarian-language documentary that focuses on the experiences of survivors who were children during the Holocaust.

Additional education resources in Hungarian

  • Megközelítések (Approaches): A teacher’s guide for the film, A Holocaust Szemei (Eyes of the Holocaust) – in print