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Monday, December 21, 2015
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.
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
Friday, December 19, 2008
One hundred educators recently attended Lessons of the Holocaust and Contemporary Russia, a three-day seminar in Kaliningrad organized by the Russian Research and Holocaust Education Center.  Svetlana Gorbacheva, an educator who has visited the Institute and created an educational lesson which incorporates testimony, modeled the lesson during the seminar.Album posted on:  December 19, 2008 
Friday, December 19, 2008
The Institute is working with the Holocaust Documentation Center (DHS) in Slovakia to assist the development of additional lessons based on testimony from the archive.  At a DSH-organized seminar in Bratislava, Martin Šmok presented clips of testimony from local survivors, and two lesson authors–Eva Kizáková and Alica Virdzeková–demonstrated their lessons to the participants.Album posted on:  December 19, 2008 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The 2014 cohort of Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century in Poland reunited one year later to share their lessons and discuss best practices.
Friday, September 3, 2010
In July 2010, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute conducted a follow-up workshop with graduates of the 2009 Master Teacher Workshop.  During the two-day workshop, each teacher presented his or her testimony-based lesson, which was developed as a result of the workshop, and discussed opportunities for continued involvement in the program.  Funding for the Teacher Innovation Network is provided by the Leichtag Family Foundation.Album posted on:  September 3, 2010 
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.
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, 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. 
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.
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
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
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
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.