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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
On Monday, September 19, Eli Rosenbaum, Director of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hannah Pollin-Galay to study how culture and language inform Holocaust testimonyThe USC Shoah Foundation Institute is pleased to announce the arrival of its first research fellow, doctoral student Hannah Pollin-Galay, who began her stay on September 1.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Workshops highlight testimonies of local historical importanceMartin Šmok, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Senior International Program Consultant, gave presentations at a training event for teachers organized by Pant o.s. The event took place at the Summer School of Modern History in Ostrava, Czech Republic on August 29 and 30.
Monday, September 12, 2011
On September 8, Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, gave a lecture, titled "The Power of Words: Testimony in an Age of Violent Ideologies," and demonstrated the Visual History Archive at the Interdisciplinary Judaic Studies Program of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (view photos).  Smith founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England, and cofounded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This weekend the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which maintains an archive of nearly 52,000 testimonies given by survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, will organize a seminar at the Ukrainian House national center in Kyiv to train teachers on the use of Pain of Memory, a new multimedia kit designed for educators in Ukraine.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which maintains an archive of nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, held a workshop in July that was the next step in its Master Teacher Program. The program empowers secondary school educators in the U.S. to use the Institute’s testimonies as a resource for Holocaust and tolerance education, and the development of literacies for the 21st century.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Students' research suggests new opportunities to utilize geographic data in the testimonies For the second consecutive year, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute was selected to participate as a sponsor organization in the UCLA Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics’ Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) Program.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive has enhanced nearly 250 university and college courses worldwide, including 67 at USC. This fall, members of the Institute’s staff will teach two additional courses that integrate testimony.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which maintains an archive of nearly 52,000 video testimonies given by Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, awarded stipends to three professors this summer 2011 as part of a program to support the integration of testimony into new or existing courses during the upcoming academic year.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Participants from the 2010 Master Teacher Workshop meet a year later to share their testimony-based projects and discuss the progress of piloting them in the classroom.  They also receive continuing education credits.The USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a three-day follow-up workshop for 18 educators who attended the 2010 Master Teacher Workshop, which is the centerpiece of the “Teaching With Testimony” certification program.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute, whose work centers on making educational and scholarly use of their archive of nearly 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, will hold its third annual Teaching with Testimony Workshop this week for participants in the Institute’s Master Teacher Program, who hail from 15 cities in seven states.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Northwestern University Library has just become the first institution in Illinois to offer complete access to the nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses contained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
“Just imagine if every single person in Europe [had] felt the pain of their neighbor and had listened one voice at a time, and had acted one voice at a time. The Holocaust would simply have been impossible.”
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The largest gathering of Muslim and Jewish students and young professionals
Thursday, June 30, 2011
As a result of partnership between the Shoah Foundation Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Education Research and Development Institute in Budapest, a Hungarian-language educational resource Sodródás és szembenállás - Sorsok a vészkorszakban (Drifting and Opposition-Human Fates in the Shoah) was developed by Peter Molnar, history teacher and high school assistant principal.
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 ViewerThe 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.
Monday, May 2, 2011
More than 40 survivors, veterans and their guests from throughout California are expected to attend to share stories of survival and memorialize those who lost their lives. Smith will discuss the importance of the preservation of the testimonies of those whose lives were touched by the Holocaust.
Monday, April 11, 2011
The ten documentary films feature firsthand accounts from individual survivors and witnesses of their personal experiences during the Holocaust, and are all presented by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute. This is the first time these films will be offered as a complete package to a U.S. television audience.
Friday, April 8, 2011
The awards ceremony, screening, and panel discussion, made possible by Visions and Voices and HBO, were the culmination of the Student Voices short film competition which invited all USC students to use the Institute’s archive in order to shape the conversation about violence and genocide.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, will present Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s highest honor—the Ambassadors for Humanity award. Roberts will be recognized for his visionary leadership and philanthropic works in the areas of education and technology. Spielberg will present the award at the Institute’s annual gala, taking place this year in Roberts’ hometown of Philadelphia on May 9.

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