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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Jan Orlík popisuje svůj ilegální odchod z Protektorátu Čechy a Morava. Jako mnozí jiní směřoval do Polska, přes Ostravu. Jan Orlík se narodil jako Jan Adler roku 1919 v Praze, ale vyrůstal v Železné Rudě a v Klatovech. Po okupaci Československa uprchl do Polska, kde vstoupil do Československé armády, a přes Švédsko odjel do Velké Británie. Bojoval u Dunkirku, po válce se vrátil do vlasti.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Jaroslav Kraus popisuje svůj útěk z evakuačního transportu. Šlo o stejný transport, který se později proslavil díky povídce Arnošta Lustiga a filmu Démanty noci Jana Němce. Jaroslav Kraus se narodil roku 1922 v Praze. Podle zákonů platných na území Protektorátu pocházel z takzvaného "smíšeného manželství". Přežil ghetto Terezín, a tábory Osvětim - Birkenau, Buchenwald, a Meuselwitz. Žije v Praze.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Jan Orlík se narodil jako Jan Adler roku 1919 v Praze, ale vyrůstal v Železné Rudě a v Klatovech. Po okupaci Československa uprchl do Polska, kde vstoupil do Československé armády, a přes Švédsko odjel do Velké Británie. Bojoval u Dunkirku, po válce se vrátil do vlasti.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Jaroslav Kraus se narodil roku 1922 v Praze. Podle zákonů platných na území Protektorátu pocházel z takzvaného "smíšeného manželství". Přežil ghetto Terezín, a tábory Osvětim - Birkenau, Buchenwald, a Meuselwitz. Žije v Praze.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
After signing the Munich Agreement in September 1938 and under the pretext of protecting the interests of ethnic Germans who agitated for Nazi rule, Hitler annexed the Czechoslovakian borderlands. While some still hoped that giving up Czechoslovak territory would bring peace, the agreement signed by Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and France meant the beginning of occupation for the citizens of Czechoslovakia.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The weekend before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, experts from Yad Vashem, the Department for Education and Culture of the Jewish Museum in Prague, the Terezin Memorial, and USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education held training seminars for teachers in the Czech Republic. The Institute presented its Czech-language educational resources, which are based on the testimony of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses; the seminars reached teachers in the cities of Karlovy Vary, Ostrov nad Ohří and Plzeň.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony has made possible a Czech-language resource for education that illuminates the wartime history of the Czech government-in-exile.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s online exhibit Born in the City that Became Auschwitz is now available in French, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Arabic, Polish and Czech. All versions are available here on the USC Shoah Foundation website.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Twenty years since its founding, the USC Shoah Foundation maintains a vibrant presence in the Czech Republic to educate the next generation about genocide and tolerance through the use of its Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
In partnership with Charles University in Prague, ITS has developed software that enables Czech users to search the Visual History Archive in their own language.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Kurt Wehle, one of the post-WWII leaders of Czech Jewry, describes the postwar climate in Prague up to the Communist putsch of 1948, when he had to escape from Czechoslovakia. This testimony clip is featured in the new exhibit, “Shattered Hopes: Postwar Czechoslovakia as a Crossroads of Jewish Life,” at the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation has published a new online exhibit and two new IWitness activities that expand the Institute’s educational offerings in terms of language and subject matter.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The Czech project Ours or Foreign? Jews in the Czech 20th Century delivered materials and training to 600 educators in the last fiscal year and added a new unit on the Terezín family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau featuring testimony clips from the Visual History Archive.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Students at the Ronald Lauder Jewish School in Prague debuted the short films they made using testimony from the Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
IWitness is expanding its offerings for non-English speakers.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
In order to properly educate more Czech teachers on how to fully utilize IWitness programs, Senior International Program Consultant and Regional Consultant in the Czech Republic Martin Šmok is holding two teacher training sessions in August.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Czech students made original artwork inspired by the following testimony clips for an annual contest in Czech Republic. Several of the students' art were displayed at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Los Angeles.