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Thursday, May 21, 2009
From February through April 2009, Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) staff members Bunthy Chey, Fatily Sa, and Ratanak Leng participated in an internship program at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to support DC-Cam’s ongoing effort to collect testimony from survivors of the genocide in Cambodia, which claimed as many as 2 million lives from 1975–1979.
Monday, August 31, 2009
A team of historians, technology professionals, software engineers, and experts in information management developed the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's cataloguing and indexing systems, in order to make the more than 100,000 hours of testimony searchable.Learn more about cataloguing and indexing.Album posted on:  August 31, 2009 
Sunday, February 22, 2009
On Sunday, February 22, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute presented a screening of its most recent documentary, Spell Your Name, followed by a discussion addressing issues of cultural stereotypes and the complexity of the public memorialization of massacres that took place during the Holocaust in Ukraine.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute (SFI) planned a workshop at the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) at Freie Universität Berlin, to organize a two and one-half-day workshop dedicated to integrating video testimonies into secondary school classroom instruction.  Looking at History:  Incorporating Video Testimony Across the Curriculum was held on the campus of the Freie Universität, where the Shoah Foundation Institute’s entire Visual History Archive has been available and searchable since 2006.  The goal of the workshop was to bring the Institute’s international partners from Europe
Monday, November 23, 2009
On November 23, 2009, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a group of 50 students from the GEAR UP program in San Marcos, California.  GEAR UP is designed to help high school students prepare and plan for their college education.  In addition to receiving a tour of the USC campus, students spent nearly two hours learning about the Institute's educational mission and listening to Renée Firestone, a Holocaust survivor whose testimony is in the Institute archive.  Ms.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Designed for educators, Living Histories:  Seven Voices from the Holocaust, is a series of 7 downloadable 30-minute testimonies, with classroom lessons highlighting a range of eyewitness experiences related to the Holocaust, from the Institute’s Visual History Archive.  Living Histories was piloted in several classrooms across the United States.  One pilot took place in the Spring of 2009 in Merri Weir's history class at Carson High School in Carson, California.  The photos below were taken during a classroom session that focused on one of the seven modules, Howard Cwick, L
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
On October 27, 2009, Chabad@USC sponsored an evening with Zvi Bielski, son of the late Zus Bielski who, along with his brothers, led the largest Jewish resistance and rescue effort during World War II.  Zvi spoke with students about the true events behind the 2008 film Defiance, which told the story of the Partisans and how they came to rescue more than 1,200 Jewish people by escaping to the deep forest in German-occupied Poland (now Belarus).  The USC Shoah Foundation Institute archive is rich with the firsthand stories of survivors and witnesses of
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Institute recently conducted its inaugural Leichtag Family Foundation Master Teacher workshop, Teaching with Testimony, for middle and high school teachers in Southern California.  The goal of the workshop was to provide participants with training on how to develop testimony-based classroom lessons and integrate testimony from the Institute’s archive into existing curricula.  Participants are members of the Institute's Teacher Innovation Network.  To learn more about the workshop and Teacher Innovation Network, click here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
In 2007, the Institute partnered with the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sports, and the Education and Teacher Training Agency, to create materials for Croatian classrooms based on testimonies from Croatia.  Through this program, a group of teachers in Croatia created six classroom lessons based on testimonies designed to help students learn about the history of the Holocaust and the impact of history on their own lives.  The program continues with teacher training sessions designed to encourage the use of these materials throughout Croatia.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Alla giornata di studi promossa a Milano dal Dipartimento di Pedagogia dell’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore con il contributo dell’Associazione “Figli della Shoah,” hanno partecipato esperti delle maggiori istituzioni internazionali, il Memoriale Yad Vashem di Gerusalemme, lo USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education presso la University of Southern California, il Memorial de la Shoah di Parigi.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Fotografie del seminario La memoria della Shoah come scelta morale.  L’uso dell’archivio audio-visuale dello USC Shoah Foundation Institute nella scuola.  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 24 marzo 2009.Questo seminario intendeva costituire un momento di formazione per educatori e insegnanti, allo scopo di elaborare progetti educativi a partire dai documenti audio-visivi di testimoni e sopravvissuti, rendendo la memoria un’occasione per riflettere sulle scelte morali e sull’impegno civile—anche nel momento attuale—a favore dei diritti di tutti.