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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
“My mother very rarely spoke about the Holocaust or about what happened to her or how she, my father, my brother and myself survived the Holocaust as a complete family,” said Eddy Boas, whose book "I Am Not A Victim -- I Am A Survivor" chronicles the story of his family. “But the inspiration for my story actually came from the interview my mother did with USC Shoah Foundation in March 1995 – she would only participate in the interview if I was allowed to sit next to her.”

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, visited the Institute on May 24 to discuss his research in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Glenn Fox, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at the University of Southern California, visited the USC Shoah Foundation Institute on May 17 to discuss how he used testimony from the Visual History Archive for his research on gratitude.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES – April 26, 2012 – Arnold Spielberg, father of USC Shoah Foundation Institute Founder Steven Spielberg, was honored today with the Institute’s inaugural Inspiration Award at a private luncheon in Los Angeles. Arnold was recognized for his many years of mentorship and support of the Institute’s work, especially in the area of humanity through technology.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

On April 20, at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmember Paul Krekorian, together with co-host Councilmember Eric Garcetti, recognized the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation for working jointly to preserve memories of survivors and other witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

On April 21 through 23, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute participated in an international conference, "History Unlimited: Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture." The conference asked the question of whether ethical or aesthetic limits should be placed on how the Holocaust is represented in fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The History Meeting House in Warsaw has become the first institution in Poland to offer full access to the Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.  Nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages—mostly between 1994 and 1999—can now be remotely accessed via an online interface that allows searching and viewing the fully indexed video and related metadata.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The USC Institute of Armenian Studies’ Leadership Council honored the USC Shoah Foundation Institute at an April 15 gala banquet.

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute was honored for championing the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project, which aims to gather and preserve digital copies of all existing interviews with Armenian Genocide survivors and other witnesses. The Dr. J. Michael Hagopian/Armenian Film Foundation archive of nearly 400 testimonies will be the first collection in the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Last week, in commemoration of Yom Hashoah, the Institute enjoyed visits with renowned historian, Yehuda Bauer, and Father Patrick Desbois. Staff and colleagues at USC were left with profound impressions reflecting on the themes that shape this field relating to testimony, genocide, and social change.

Monday, April 23, 2012
Special event to be hosted at Annenberg center.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is pleased to announce its new Inspiration Award, which will honor friends in cities around th


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