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Monday, December 6, 2010
The Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest organized a one-year long Fellowship Program in Holocaust Education for curriculum developers and teacher trainers.  The program is supported by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research; and the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources.  The Fellowship—a unique initiative in Hungary—is a year-long program during which participants have to develop their own project in Holocaust Education.  The major milestones of the year include a one-week intensive seminar, individua
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 
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
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Április 17-én lezárult az a pályázati folyamat, amelynek során a Holokauszt Emlékközpont, az Oktatáskutató és Fejlesztő Intézet és a USC Soá Intézet együttműködésében középiskolai tanárok és tanárcsoportok készítettek multimédiás tananyagokat a Soá Intézet Vizuális Történelmi Archívumában (VHA) található magyar nyelvű interjúk felhasználásával.
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 
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
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education marked USC's Genocide Awareness week with a series of events, including an evening of dramatic arts on April 9, 2013.
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
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 
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."
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.
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 
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
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 
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thirty-one teachers from 22 regions of Ukraine attended a national teacher training seminar on the use of a new multimedia resource, Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933.  Human Dimension of the Tragedy.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Students across the Czech Republic, Hungary, and some regions of Romania, recently participated in a series of contests to create cartoons and drawings inspired by testimony in the Visual History Archive.  Originally conceived and organized by Petra Hoffmannova and Jakub Mlynář of the Malach Center for Visual History in Prague, the challenge was replicated and inspired more than 120 grammar school, high school, and applied graphics students to submit illustrations based on the experiences of Holocaust survivors.
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.
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
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.
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.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Yehuda Bauer, one of the foremost authorities on the subject of the Holocaust, made an exclusive trip to Los Angeles to give the Institute's inaugural Yom Hashoah lecture on April 16.  Bauer, who is the Institute's scholar-in-residence, discussed the roots of genocide and realistic approaches to overcoming it.  ListenAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Monday, April 26, 2010
On April 26, 2010, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a speaking engagement by Dr. Taner Akçam, Associate Professor of History, and the Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.Dr. Akçam, who spoke about Turkish difficulties dealing with the Armenian Genocide, is one of the first Turkish academics to acknowledge and discuss openly the genocide committed by the Ottoman Turkish government in 1915.Album posted on:  May 12, 2010 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The History Meeting House in Warsaw has become the first institution in Poland to offer full access to the Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.  Nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages—mostly between 1994 and 1999—can now be remotely accessed via an online interface that allows searching and viewing the fully indexed video and related metadata.

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