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Thursday, June 14, 2012
The University of Haifa has become the first university in Israel with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, a searchable repository of nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The USC Institute of Armenian Studies’ Leadership Council honored the USC Shoah Foundation Institute at an April 15 gala banquet. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute was honored for championing the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project, which aims to gather and preserve digital copies of all existing interviews with Armenian Genocide survivors and other witnesses. The Dr. J. Michael Hagopian/Armenian Film Foundation archive of nearly 400 testimonies will be the first collection in the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
(LOS ANGELES, CA, March 1, 2012) – “Don’t Let Their Voices Be Forgotten” is the message that the USC Institute of Armenian Studies’ Leadership Council is sending as it invites a cross section of highly respected community leaders and benefactors to a gala banquet on April 15, 2012, in honor of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for championing the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Last week, in commemoration of Yom Hashoah, the Institute enjoyed visits with renowned historian, Yehuda Bauer, and Father Patrick Desbois. Staff and colleagues at USC were left with profound impressions reflecting on the themes that shape this field relating to testimony, genocide, and social change.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is partnering to present the international symposium "Bridging the Divide in Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Towards a Cross-Cultural Interdisciplinary Dialogue" to take place June 12 - 14 at Haifa University in Israel. Moving beyond ethically loaded debates surrounding definitions of Holocaust and genocide and the limits of comparison, the symposium will explore the way Holocaust-based discourse, tropes, and commemorative practice inform and/or are incongruent with diverse experiences of global mass violence in everyday life.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Twenty Holocaust survivor interviews recorded in the Hungarian language, including 13 from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, will be displayed in a new, interactive installation at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. Scheduled to open on August 28, "Wall of Survivors" uses motion sensor cameras to track visitor's hand movements, allowing them to enlarge and play particular interviews displayed on the wall. All visitors present can view the clips selected by the person using the control space.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The USC Institute of Armenian Studies held a gala banquet on April 15 to honor the Institute for championing the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project, which aims to digitally preserve all existing eyewitness testimony related to the genocide.  The Armenian Film Foundation’s interviews will be the first collection in the project.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Monday, April 23, 2012
Special event to be hosted at Annenberg center.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On April 21 through 23, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute participated in an international conference, "History Unlimited: Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture." The conference asked the question of whether ethical or aesthetic limits should be placed on how the Holocaust is represented in fiction or nonfiction.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nearly 52,000 video interviews archived digitally LOS ANGELES—June 28, 2012—The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Used extensively in Europe and Latin America.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
LOS ANGELES – April 26, 2012 – Arnold Spielberg, father of USC Shoah Foundation Institute Founder Steven Spielberg, was honored today with the Institute’s inaugural Inspiration Award at a private luncheon in Los Angeles. Arnold was recognized for his many years of mentorship and support of the Institute’s work, especially in the area of humanity through technology.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Kori Street receives Tikkun Olam Award
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Glenn Fox, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at the University of Southern California, visited the USC Shoah Foundation Institute on May 17 to discuss how he used testimony from the Visual History Archive for his research on gratitude.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Archive features testimonials of survivors.
Monday, March 5, 2012
March 8 Roundtable at USC Highlights Women’s Responses to Mass ViolenceIn honor of  International Women’s Day on 8 March 2012, the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute is partnering with The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme to hold a roundtable discussion, “Strength Through Adversity: Women and Mass Violence”, in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Actress, activist speaks at international symposium convened by USC Shoah Foundation and Remember the Women Institute
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On April 20, at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmember Paul Krekorian, together with co-host Councilmember Eric Garcetti, recognized the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation for working jointly to preserve memories of survivors and other witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The University of Pennsylvania has become the first destination in the state where people can access the Institute’s Visual History Archive.  Penn marked the occasion with an April 23 launch event at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 4, 2012 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Institute and Yad Vashem are reaching out to teachers in Slovakia who have shown a commitment to Holocaust documentation and tolerance education. On November 18, Martin Šmok, the Institute’s Senior International Program Consultant, presented at a Yad Vashem seminar hosted by the Holocaust Documentation Center. Nineteen activist-teachers attended the seminar, where Šmok gave an overview of the Institute and its mission to make survivor testimony a compelling voice for education and action.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Teachers across Poland traveled to Hungary last week to attend a workshop organized by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education (the Institute). The workshop, part of the Institute’s Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program, took place at Central European University in Budapest from November 11 to November 16. During the workshop, the teachers learned how to use interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses for education.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is pleased to announce the formation of the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association (SFISA), a student-led organization comprised of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Institute senior staff among delegates from 28 member states USC Shoah Foundation Institute Executive Director Stephen D. Smith, Managing Director Kim Simon, and Director of Programs Kori Street were in Belgium this week for the year's first plenary gathering of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF).
Monday, June 11, 2012
On June 6, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award. Iger was honored at the Institute’s annual gala, where he was recognized for his support of the Institute’s work, his longtime philanthropy, and his leadership role in corporate citizenship. The gala presenting sponsor was jcpenny. Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J. Blige gave a special musical performance.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Attendees from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Ukraine.
Monday, December 3, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education received the Arpa Foundation Award of the 2012 Arpa International Film Festival. The Institute was recognized for "its outstanding achievement in Holocaust education and preservation of testimonies of survivors." Executive Director Stephen D. Smith accepted the award on behalf of the Institute at the December 2 gala awards banquet in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and the Anti-Defamation League held a workshop in November where nearly 50 Southern California teachers learned to use Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Institute and the Anti-Defamation League held a workshop in November, where nearly 50 Southern California teachers learned to use Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust.  The workshop also included training on the Institute's IWitness website.  MoreAlbum posted on:  December 12, 2012 
Friday, April 20, 2012
On April 20, at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Eric Garcetti recognized the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation for working jointly to preserve memories of survivors and other witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.
Friday, February 10, 2012
On February 10-11, the USC Shoah Foundation hosted a two-day event devoted to a multi-faceted inquiry of memory and its manifestations in individual and public life.  Sponsored by The Dornsife Commons, the event was led by USC Shoah staff member Dr. Dan Leshem.

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