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Saturday, September 10, 2011
On September 10, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute conducted a seminar at the Ukrainian House national center in Kyiv to train teachers on the use of Pain of Memory, a new multimedia kit designed for educators in Ukraine.  Pain of Memory is a comprehensive kit designed to enhance the educational experience of the exhibition “Shoah by Bullets:  Mass Shootings of Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944.”  Presented by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in partnership with Mémorial de la Shoah, Yahad-In Unum, and the Ukrainian Embassies of Israel, France, Germany, and the United States, the
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This weekend the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which maintains an archive of nearly 52,000 testimonies given by survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, will organize a seminar at the Ukrainian House national center in Kyiv to train teachers on the use of Pain of Memory, a new multimedia kit designed for educators in Ukraine.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
As a result of partnership between the Shoah Foundation Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Education Research and Development Institute in Budapest, a Hungarian-language educational resource Sodródás és szembenállás - Sorsok a vészkorszakban (Drifting and Opposition-Human Fates in the Shoah) was developed by Peter Molnar, history teacher and high school assistant principal.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The lesson reflects on the consequences of discrimination: questions of Jewish identity, reactions of majority population, and gestures of solidarity.
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.
Monday, October 17, 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.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Italy’s National Archives to Launch Web Portal to Survivor Testimonies
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
Friday, December 23, 2011
Participants will be from Israel, the U.K. and U.S.
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 
Monday, November 7, 2011
The Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York, is pleased to announce that starting on Kristallnacht, November 9, it will be the only public institution in New York where visitors can access video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses collected by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Upon the invitation of Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Balazs Bokor, Consul General of the Republic of Hungary in Los Angeles, paid a visit to the Institute on June 15. Dr. Smith introduced the Consul General to the Institute’s work, and in particular, discussed the international educational work the Institute conducts with partners across Europe and within Hungary.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
“Just imagine if every single person in Europe [had] felt the pain of their neighbor and had listened one voice at a time, and had acted one voice at a time. The Holocaust would simply have been impossible.”
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Exhibit focuses on the Cuban Jewish Communities origins and history.
Friday, September 30, 2011
“We are convinced that access to this unique archive will promote research and teaching on the history of Thessaloniki and the Holocaust,” said Yannis Mylopoulos, Rector of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. “Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is proud to support efforts directed toward honoring and commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, especially the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki and its victims during the World War II.”
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, four inspiring young men from Rwanda's Kigali Genocide Memorial Center spoke about their mission to document the past, and the purpose of taking testimony.  Diogene Mwizerwa, Paul Rukesha, Martin Niwenshuti, and Yves Kamuronsi addressed how they will use the infrastructure of the Shoah Foundation Institute to tell the human story of another genocide as well as other topics such as taking testimony, the complexity of memorialization, and memory in a fractured society.  In addition, the evening included the presentation of a commendation from the City of Los A
Monday, December 5, 2011
KGMC staff members held panel discussion.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Discussions have focused on how best to integrate the Memorial Centre of the Holocaust in Skopje (now under construction) into a national program for Holocaust education.
Monday, September 12, 2011
On September 8, Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, gave a lecture, titled "The Power of Words: Testimony in an Age of Violent Ideologies," and demonstrated the Visual History Archive at the Interdisciplinary Judaic Studies Program of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (view photos).  Smith founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England, and cofounded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Monday, May 2, 2011
More than 40 survivors, veterans and their guests from throughout California are expected to attend to share stories of survival and memorialize those who lost their lives. Smith will discuss the importance of the preservation of the testimonies of those whose lives were touched by the Holocaust.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
More than 13,000 pre-service and in-service educators and community leaders have been trained on Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust created by the the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and Yad Vashem.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Attendees tour Holocaust-related sites.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Goal is for an additional 1,000.
Monday, January 24, 2011
In 2010, the Malach Visual History Centre at Charles University became the first site in the Czech Republic where people can access the Visual History Archive. This Friday, the university will mark the anniversary by welcoming academicians and officials from across the Czech Republic.
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
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, August 19, 2011
Testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive has enhanced nearly 250 university and college courses worldwide, including 67 at USC. This fall, members of the Institute’s staff will teach two additional courses that integrate testimony.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Panel will include speakers from Hong Kong, Rwanda, and the United States.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Dr. Dan Leshem, Associate Director for Academic Outreach and Research, is representing the Institute at a seminar in Lithuania on "Training teacher-trainers: European Holocaust History, Human Rights, and Tolerance Today".
Monday, January 24, 2011
Video testimonies from the Institute's archive are included in two documentaries that will air on Italian television on January 27, 2011, in recognition of the International Day of Commemoration In Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.  If you have access to the following Italian-language channels, we encourage you to watch them.

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