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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Today we mourn the loss of Hanna Pankowsky, a remarkable woman who gave us her testimony and was one of the subjects in a portrait series of Holocaust survivors painted by David Kassan.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The lesson reflects on the consequences of discrimination: questions of Jewish identity, reactions of majority population, and gestures of solidarity.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
New Series of Clips Added to the Testimony Clip Viewer

The Institute has added a new series of clips on the topic of music to the Testimony Clip Viewer. The new series demonstrates the depth of the Institute's archive by revealing an area that is not usually thought of as playing a role during the Holocuast.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spell Your Name, a feature-length documentary about the Holocaust in Ukraine, was screened at the 2011 International Forum in Kyiv, on June 22, 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Salzburg University will provide local access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive containing almost 52,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages.

This is the first site in Austria to have access to the entire Visual History Archive, and it is linked to Freie University in Berlin which also has access to the archive in its entirety.  Local Salzburg historian and former survivor interviewer, Albert Lichtblau, was instrumental in arranging access at Salzburg University.

Monday, June 20, 2011
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust to create 65-screen video sculpture presenting USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive of 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnessesSurvivor video wall to further award-winning, nationally-recognized Museum’s role as a leader in exhibit innovation105,000 hours of interviews – representing every survivor and witness video available in the Institute’s archive—to be presented in the course of the year.
Friday, June 17, 2011

Upon the invitation of Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Balazs Bokor, Consul General of the Republic of Hungary in Los Angeles, paid a visit to the Institute on June 15. Dr. Smith introduced the Consul General to the Institute’s work, and in particular, discussed the international educational work the Institute conducts with partners across Europe and within Hungary.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dr. Dan Leshem, Associate Director for Academic Outreach and Research, is representing the Institute at a seminar in Lithuania on "Training teacher-trainers: European Holocaust History, Human Rights, and Tolerance Today".

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Institute is pleased to have Andrea Szőnyi, our Regional Consultant in Hungary, join us here in Los Angeles through September 2011.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
On Monday, May 9, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute presented Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts with its highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity award. Roberts was recognized for his visionary leadership and philanthropic work in education and technology.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More than 13,000 pre-service and in-service educators and community leaders have been trained on Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust created by the the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and Yad Vashem.

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