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Saturday, March 12, 2011
In March 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and One Economy Corporation organized a two-day youth institute for high school students at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs, at Project H.O.M.E., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Seventeen students and alumni of Comcast’s and One Economy's Digital Connectors Program piloted the Institute’s new online application, IWitness. The weekend included interactive activities, presentations and discussion about the Holocaust and other genocides, and a meeting with a Holocaust survivor.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The forum will assemble discussion panels of experts who will provide information to assist the Commissioners in gathering and archiving the statements being gathered. The vision that emerges from this forum will be the basis on which the National Research Centre will be established.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
"The archive has nearly 52,000 interviews and they are as varied as human beings are....  The scope of information really mirrors the scope of differences between people."Documentary filmmaker Martin Šmok has been involved with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute since the mid-1990s.  As the Institute's Senior International Program Consultant, he helps lead the effort t
Saturday, February 5, 2011
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute expanded its teacher education efforts to SerbiaThe USC Shoah Foundation Institute expanded its teacher education efforts to Serbia on 5 February 2011, when Hungarian Regional Consultant Andrea Szőnyi presented at a training on the Methodology of Holocaust Education in Subotica.  During a session of the daylong training organized by TUUM Association for Hungarian-speaking educators, the Institute’s Hungarian Regional Consultant presented the educational use of video testimony and shared available resources in Hungarian.  She also provided an overv
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
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
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.  
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A budapesti Holokauszt Emlékközpont programjának keretében a résztvevők Intézetünk Vizuális Történelmi Archívumával, illetve nemzetközi pedagógiai munkánkkal ismerkedtekA USC Soá Intézet idén immár másodszor vesz részt az egyéves Holokauszt-oktatási Szakértőképzési Programon.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Bokor Balázs nagykövet, Los Angeles-i főkonzul Dr. Stephen D. Smith, a USC Soá Intézet igazgatójának meghívására június 15-én látogatást tett az Intézet Los Angeles-i központjában. A látogatás során Dr. Smith megismertette a főkonzul urat az Intézet, munkájával, különösen hangsúlyozva az Intézet nemzetközi, ezen belül is kiemelten magyarországi oktatási tevékenységét.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
2011. február 5-én a Soá Intézet működése során először Szerbiában is megkezdte tanárképzési tevékenységét.2011. február 5-én a Soá Intézet működése során először Szerbiában is megkezdte tanárképzési tevékenységét.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Семінар-тренінг в рамках програми вшанування 70-річчя трагедії Бабиного ЯруКонтакт: Анатолій ПодольськийДиректор Українського центру вивчення історії Голокосту(044) 285-90-30apodolskyi@gmail.comКонтакт: Талія КоенAсоційований директор зв'язків з громадськістю та комунікацій213.740.6036taliacoh@dornsife.usc.edu
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Публічна лекція для студентів НАУКМА та всіх бажаючих 8 вересня о 17.00 у приміщенні Міждисциплінарної програми з юдаїки за адресою Волоська 8/5, 5 корпус НАУКМАДоктор Стівен Сміт продемонстрував заснований відомим кінорежисером Стівеном Спілбергом архів Інституту візуальної історії, що містить 52 тисячі відеосвідчень про Голокост, і основну ідею цього найбільшого у світі зібрання таких документів: яким чином ми можемо навчитися від голосів минулого, щоб розірвати цикл насильства у сьогоднішніх суспільствах?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
“Назви своє ім’я”, повнометражний документальний фільм про Голокост в Україні, був показаний під час Міжнародного Історичного Форуму 22 червня 2011 р. в Києві. Присвячений 70-й річниці нападу німецького вермахту на Радянський союз 22 червня 1941 р., форум під назвою “1941 рік: німецька нищівна війна в Україні та її учасники” був організований Інститутом Глобальних та Європейських Студій м. Лейпцига в рамках програми “Історична Майстерня Європи” фонду “Пам’ять, відповідальність і майбутнє” (Die Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft).
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Giornata di studio organizzata dal Centro sulle Relazioni Interculturali dell’Università Cattolica di Milano e da USC Shoah Foundation Institute, per riflettere con l'aiuto di esperti e docenti sulle problematiche e le implicazioni del "vedere" il dolore delle altre persone attraverso le diverse forme espressive e di comunicazione: arte, fotografia, televisione.Album pubblicato:  Il 10 gennaio 2012 
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The first permanent Exhibit about the Holocaust, displayed in Cuba, opened on December 18 at the Centro Sephardi (Sephardic Center) in Havana.  The Exhibit, We Remember–The Holocaust and the Creation of a Living Community, shines a light on the Cuban Jewish experience of the Holocaust and raises awareness that a small Jewish community makes Cuba its home.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  December 21, 2011 
Monday, November 7, 2011
For the second year, the Institute is participating 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—a unique initiative in Hungary—is a year-long program during which participants will develop their own Holocaust education project.  This year’s fellows include education experts, university educators, curriculum developers, education policymakers, and journa
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, four inspiring young men from Rwanda's Kigali Genocide Memorial Center spoke about their mission to document the past, and the purpose of taking testimony.  Diogene Mwizerwa, Paul Rukesha, Martin Niwenshuti, and Yves Kamuronsi addressed how they will use the infrastructure of the Shoah Foundation Institute to tell the human story of another genocide as well as other topics such as taking testimony, the complexity of memorialization, and memory in a fractured society.  In addition, the evening included the presentation of a commendation from the City of Los A
Thursday, November 3, 2011
On November 3, 2011, the University of Athens gained access to the Institute's Visual History Archive.  As part of the launch, the University hosted a workshop led by Andrea Szőnyi, the Institute's Regional Consultant in Hungary, who gave a presentation on the history of the Institute and the scope of its regional activities; and Verena Nagel, Project Manager of the Multimedia Archive at Freie Universität Berlin's Center for Digital Systems.  The workshop continued on November 4 with hands-on training on the use of the archive.Album posted on:  November 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Institute has made 2,500 of its testimonies available at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York, NY.  The collection, which will open to the public on the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht (November 9, 2011), includes testimony of Holocaust survivors, rescuers, and liberators.  Press releaseAlbum posted on:  November 7, 2011 
Thursday, November 3, 2011
McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has become the first site in Canada with access to the Institute's Visual History Archive (press release).  The University hosted an event on November 3 to celebrate the launch of the archive; Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning film producer and Holocaust survivor whose life story is preserved in the archive, spoke at the event.Album posted on:  November 7, 2011 
Thursday, September 29, 2011
On September 29, 2011, honoring the 70th anniversary of the Baby Yar tragedy, the Ukrainian Cinema Club in Berlin presented a screening of Spell Your Name, a documentary film by Sergey Bukovsky, co-produced by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.  The screening was followed by a discussion with Cristoph Filinger, a journalist and a freelancer at the American Jewish Committee office in Berlin.
Friday, October 21, 2011
From mid-October through mid-December, four staff members from the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (KGMC) will intern at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.Yves Kamuronsi, head of the Documentation Center of the KGMC, and three colleagues—Diogene Mwizerwa, Martin Niwenshuti, and Paul Rukesha—will study the Institute's indexing methodology and lend their expertise to the development of indexing terminology appropriate for the Rwandan Tutsi genocide experience.  They will also spend time learning about the technology being used to preserve the testimonies digitally.
Friday, October 7, 2011
For the first time, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s collection of more than 430 Italian language testimonies—part of its collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses—will be available online.  Last month, Italy’s Archivio Centrale dello Stato (Central State Archives) launched an online research portal that provides access to the testimonies, as well as to other archival holdings.Read the press release (English or Italian), with video.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
On September 10, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute conducted 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.  Pain of Memory is a comprehensive kit designed to enhance the educational experience of the exhibition “Shoah by Bullets:  Mass Shootings of Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944.”  Presented by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in partnership with Mémorial de la Shoah, Yahad-In Unum, and the Ukrainian Embassies of Israel, France, Germany, and the United States, the
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Martin 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.

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