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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
For the second consecutive year, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute was selected to participate as a sponsor organization in the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics’ Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) Program.  The RIPS program “provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or the public sector."
Thursday, August 11, 2011
On August 11, 2011, Sherry Bard, the Institute's Educational Programs Project Director, presented at the Teacher Workshop on the Holocaust at California State University, Long Beach.  Teachers spent an afternoon learning about using visual history testimony in teaching about the Holocaust.  They also explored the Institute's new online multimedia application, IWitness, which is currently in beta and being tested by educators and students in pilots across the U.S.Album posted on:  August 22, 2011 
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Last month, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a meeting convened by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.  The meeting brought together delegates from major archives with audio-visual Holocaust testimony holdings; other archives represented included Mémorial de la Shoah, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem–The Holocaust Mar
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
In July 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held a follow-up workshop for graduates of its Master Teacher Program.  The follow-up workshop provided a congenial, peer-to-peer setting for participants to address program-related issues; present the testimony-based projects they developed during the year, as well as the impact of those projects on students’ learning; consider strategies for making use of IWitness, the Institute’s new online application (http://dornsife.usc.edu/vhi/education/iwitness); and receive information abou
Friday, July 22, 2011
From July 18-22, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held its third annual Teaching with Testimony workshop for participants in the Institute’s Master Teacher Program.  “This workshop equips teachers to become ambassadors of testimony-based education in their communities,” Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the Institute, said.  “The rigorous training in which they participate will prepare them to enhance students’ learning through the use of testimony and demonstrate its value to their colleagues in the field.”
Tuesday, August 2, 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.  During the program, students utilized I
Monday, April 4, 2011
On April 4, 2011, the Institute hosted high school students from San Francisco, who are studying the Holocaust as part of an after school program through the Jewish Family and Children's Services Holocaust Center (JFCS).  Led by JFCS Director of Education Morgan Blum, five students who received the JFCS Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship developed video projects using testimonies in the Institute's archive of Bay Area Holocaust survivors.  The students presented their video projects on topics such as surviving Westerbork concentration camp, partisans, choices, bold instincts, and African
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.  Marking the 70th anniversary of the German attack on the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, the 2011 International Forum, 1941:  German War of Extermination in Ukraine and Its Actors, was organized by the Institute of Global and European Studies at the University of Leipzig in the framework of the History Workshop Europe program (Geschichtswerkstatt Europa) of the German Federal Foundation, "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (D
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Upon the invitation of Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Balázs Bokor, Consul General of the Republic of Hungary in Los Angeles, paid a visit to the Institute on June 15, 2011.  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.Album posted on:  June 23, 2011 
Thursday, April 7, 2011
On April 7, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute honored students from across the University who made short films using footage from the Institute’s archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.  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.  Among the competition jury and on the panel was Academy Award-wi
Saturday, February 5, 2011
The 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 day-long 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.  This teacher training session marked the first time that the Institute presented our work for local educators in Ser
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Album posted on:  February 1, 2011 
Sunday, February 27, 2011
In order to mark the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Numerus Clausus law in Hungary, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest has organized an exhibition to commemorate of the event.  The exhibition aims to show the rise in anti-Semitism in the 1920s, and the evolution of Hungarian society from social and political inclusion to one of exclusion.  The exhibition features testimony clips of four survivors from the Institute’s Visual History Archive, as well as posters, prints, news articles, photos, newsreels, radio speeches, and other artifacts.  The exhibit runs from Oct
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Národnostný magazín venovaný Komárňanskej židovskej obci, vysielaný 18. 10. 2011, opisuje aj seminár pre učitelov, na ktorom Martin Šmok predstavil archív interview USC Shoah Foundation Institute, skúsenosti s využitím spomienok pamätníkov v regióne, aj urývky z rozhovorov relevantných pre zachytenie židovskej historie Komárna a okolí.In English
Thursday, September 29, 2011
29 вересня 2011 року, вшановуючи 70-ту річницю пам’яті трагедії Бабиного яру в Українському кіноклубі в Берліні відбувся показ “Назви своє ім’я”, фільму Сергія Буковського, продюсованого Інститутом Фонду Шоа Університету Південної Каліфорнії і Фондом Віктора Пінчука. Після фільму відбулася дискусія з журналістом Крістофом Філінгером, позаштатним співробітником офісу Американського Єврейського Комітету в Берліні.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Lunedì 26 settembre, alle ore 10.00presso l’Archivio Centrale dello Statoverrà presentato l’accesso on line alle interviste in lingua italiana realizzate tra il 1998 e il 1999 dallo University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.

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