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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
Friday, April 19, 2013
It is with the commemoration of the70thanniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that the Museum of History of Polish Jews will begin its educational and cultural activities in the Museum’s extraordinary new building.  From April 19th, 2013, the Museum will open its doors to the public.  During the Museum open days, visitors will be invited to take part in the creation of an installation at the Museum Education Center, in art workshops for children, youth and adults, Hebrew and Yiddish, workshops for families, meetings with witnesses of history, and historical walks th
Sunday, February 28, 2010
In March 2010, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the USC Rossier School of Education co-hosted a training session for teachers on the use of Echoes and Reflections, an award-winning multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust created in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem.  Deborah Batiste, Project Director for the Echoes and Reflections program, led the training session.  Click here to learn more about Echoes and Reflections.
Monday, February 2, 2015
As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles, it falls to future generations to ensure their stories remain vibrant and strong.With that in mind, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education brought groups of students and teachers from around the world this week to Poland to not only participate in Tuesday’s 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, but to give them the a deeper understanding of the horrors of World War II.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Father Patrick Desbois, co-founder of Yahad–In Unum, and author of The Holocaust By Bullets, gave the keynote address at the Institute's 2012 Yom Hashoah commemoration.  The event took place on April 19 at USC.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Educators from the state of Tennessee, some traveling up to three hours, gathered at the Sara Simpson Professional Development Technology Center in Knoxville to participate in an Echoes and Reflections program on Wednesday, February 13.  Organized by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission Inc., more than 20 secondary school educators received training as well as a copy of the award-winning Echoes and Reflections resource guide.
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 20, 2015
Na budově školy v Merhautově ulici je dodnes pamětní deska, která byla v době svého vzniku unikátní v celém Československu. Připomínala totiž ve veřejném prostoru genocidu židovských spoluobčanů, aniž by se snažila zamlčet fakt, že byli zavražděni jen a pouze proto, že byli označeni za Židy. Slovo Žid a tematika holocaustu byly totiž za komunistického režimu považovány za politicky nekorektní, připomínáni byli především komunističtí partyzáni a české oběti války. Deska byla pořízena v rámci oslav 20.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education brought its series of events for Genocide Awareness Week to a close on Thursday, April 11, 2013 with a screening and discussion with filmmaker Elida Schogt. Her dynamic trilogy of films—Silent Song, The Walnut Tree, and Zyklon Portrait— is a collage of family photos, home movies, and footage that tells the story of her mother’s survival and her truncated family tree.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Archivio di Stato I Sezioni Riunite Torino, 27 gennaio-20 marzo 2010http://www.iltempoinsorte.it/“La mostra è incentrata sulla storia di un gruppo di giovani assolutamente normali che come afferma Silvio Ortona, hanno avuto in sorte “un tempo straordinario” e hanno dovuto confrontarsi con scelte drammatiche.[...]
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Holocaust Survivor & cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch. Photos by Benjamin Ealovega of Benjamin Ealovega Photography benjaminealovega.com
Friday, September 7, 2012
In July, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held a follow-up workshop for graduates of the 2011 Master Teacher Program.  Participants reconvened as a professional practice- and learning-community after using testimony in the classroom during the past school year.  MoreAlbum posted on:  September 7, 2012 
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 9, 2011
The Institute has made 2,500 of its testimonies available at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York, NY.  The collection, which will open to the public on the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht (November 9, 2011), includes testimony of Holocaust survivors, rescuers, and liberators.  Press releaseAlbum posted on:  November 7, 2011 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute organized a symposium for educators and leaders of partner organizations in Rwanda and South Africa on July 25 and 26.  The symposium, titled Teaching, Testimony, and Transformation:  Global Landscapes, centered on the educational use of Holocaust and genocide survivor testimony in the classroom setting.  Participants worked towards a shared understanding of opportunities and challenges that educators face in different countries and the factors that contribute to convergences and divergences in education across national borders.  They also explore
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
On February 7, 2012, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., the USC Shoah Foundation hosted an event entitled Witness and Responsibility, in the Doheny Memorial Library.  The day-long event focused on artistic work that engages with catastrophe and events—personal and world-wide—which challenge our sense of how things ought to be.  The event was a part of the Association for Jewish Theatre's four-day international conference in Los Angeles, Reflecting and Shaping a Shifting World.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
On January 26, 2012, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., the USC Shoah Foundation offered a lecture entitled I Wanted to Prove Myself to the Men:  Female Perpetrators in the Killing Fields of the Holocaust, in the Social Sciences building on the USC campus.  The lecture featured Wendy Lower, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of History and lecturer at Maximilians University, Munich.  Drawing from wartime documents, postwar trials, private letters, and interviews, this lecture focused on outstanding cases of women who participated in the Holocaust, some in ghetto liquidations and mass shootings of Poli
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
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
From August 1-3, the USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education, held a best practices workshop for graduates of the Master Teacher Program, a professional development program for educators that centers on the use of Holocaust and genocide eyewitness testimony in the classroom.  MoreAlbum posted on:  August 6, 2012 
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 
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, April 26, 2012
Arnold Spielberg, father of USC Shoah Foundation Institute Founder Steven Spielberg, was honored with the Institute's inaugural Inspiration Award at a private luncheon in Los Angeles, on April 26.  Arnold was recognized for his many years of mentorship and support of the Institute's work, especially in the area of humanity through technology.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
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, July 1, 2012
The inaugural workshop of the Institute's Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program ran from July 1-6 at Central European University in Budapest.  The program for teachers in Europe provides professional development training centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.  Twenty teachers from across Hungary (and three from Hungarian-speaking regions beyond the national border) completed the workshop, which prepared them to produce their own testimony-based classroom lessons and activities. 
Wednesday, June 6, 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 JCPenney®.  Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, a visiting research scholar at the University of California–Los Angeles, visited the Institute on May 24 to discuss his research in the Visual History Archive.
Friday, April 13, 2012
In April, two senior staff members of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute traveled to South Africa and Rwanda to meet with partners and explore new relationships and opportunities for collaborative initiatives.

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