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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
In the immediate aftermath of the Armenian genocide, thousands of Armenian survivors recorded testimonies detailing the atrocities they witnessed at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I. And yet it wouldn’t be until the 1990s before historians would begin taking these oral histories seriously.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

On January 27, 2011, Anna Lenchovska, the Institute’s regional coordinator in Ukraine takes part in a round table, “Ukrainian society and Holocaust remembrance: research and educational aspects,” at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.

Monday, January 24, 2011
Discussions have focused on how best to integrate the Memorial Centre of the Holocaust in Skopje (now under construction) into a national program for Holocaust education.
Monday, January 24, 2011
In 2010, the Malach Visual History Centre at Charles University became the first site in the Czech Republic where people can access the Visual History Archive. This Friday, the university will mark the anniversary by welcoming academicians and officials from across the Czech Republic.
Monday, January 24, 2011

Video testimonies from the Institute's archive are included in two documentaries that will air on Italian television on January 27, 2011, in recognition of the International Day of Commemoration In Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.  If you have access to the following Italian-language channels, we encourage you to watch them.

Monday, January 24, 2011
United Nations, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and Yad Vashem to release new educational resource.
Thursday, January 6, 2011

JANUARY 6, 2011—JERUSALEM—Sixteen college professors from across the United States are attending a special seminar at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies this week to study about the Holocaust and antisemitism. The weeklong “Echoes and Reflections Professors’ Study Tour” opened January 5, 2010. Some of the professors will remain for additional study days.  

Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010. Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassadors for Humanity Award.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest has launched a one-year long Fellowship Program in Holocaust Education for curriculum developers and teacher trainers.

The Fellowship – a unique initiative in Hungary - is a yearlong program during which participants have to develop their own project in Holocaust Education. The major milestones of the year include a one-week intensive seminar, individual and group consultations, a four-day study tour to Holocaust-related sites, and a closing conference.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
On December 9, 2010, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, will present Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks, with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassadors for Humanity Award. Craig Ferguson will host, with Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson as special musical guest.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
On September 21, 1920, the Hungarian Parliament passed Law XXV, now known as the Numerus Clausus Law (a system of “closed numbers”), introduced to limit the number of Jewish students in higher education. To mark this dark period of Hungarian history, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest has organized an exhibition commemorating the 90th anniversary of this event.

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