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Monday, July 30, 2012
The National Education Association (NEA) has added a selection of the Institute's classroom lessons to its Lesson Plan Search Engine. The lessons, which are available online, center on experiences of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. Now searchable on the NEA Lesson Plan Search Engine
Tuesday, May 29, 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, 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.
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.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Archive features testimonials of survivors.
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.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Institute invites you to a lecture by Dr. Sean Field, Director of the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Popular Memory, which documents the oral histories of refugees, victims of violence and displacement, and others who suffered under apartheid and its legacy. Dr. Field will evaluate the outcomes of various methodologies oral history researchers have used to preserve memories of apartheid; his lecture will take place this Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 pm, in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room 227.
Friday, April 13, 2012
His testimony appears in Jeremy Howard's lesson
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.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Co-sponsored by U.S. Mission to the UN in observance of International Day of Commemoration.
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.
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.
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. 
Thursday, December 20, 2012
After being honored as one of this year’s “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Institute’s IWitness website continues to receive major education endorsements.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Kori Street receives Tikkun Olam Award
Friday, January 27, 2012
Experts partner with local activists.
Monday, January 23, 2012
More than 350 New York metropolitan area high school students debuted the work that they completed in the IWitness application at the United Nations Headquarters, on January 23, 2012.The event was cosponsored by the United States Mission to the United Nations, and held in observance of the International Day of Commemoration, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.  The theme of the week of events for 2012 at the United Nations is “Children and the Holocaust.”Read a news item about the event.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
In July 2012, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute convened the inaugural workshop of “Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century,” a professional development program for teachers in Europe centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony has made possible a Czech-language resource for education that illuminates the wartime history of the Czech government-in-exile.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Institute is featured in the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 issue of USC Dornsife Magazine ("The Memory Issue"), which includes content accessible through smartphones using the Dornsife Augment Reality (AR) app. Readers can use their smartphones to scan pages for additional content, including a short clip from the testimony of Freddy Mutanguha, a survivor of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide. Freddy's entire testimony is viewable on the Institute's website. Watch
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.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute, in collaboration with the USC Libraries’ Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, and the USC Dornsife 2020 Research Cluster, Resisting the Path to Genocides, welcomed survivor, resister, and actor Curt Lowens, to the USC campus on March 26, 2012.  Introduced by Exile Studies Librarian Michaela Ullmann, USC Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, Dr.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
On January 24 to 26, 2012, on the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, educational resources offered by four organizations were presented to Czech teachers in a unique pilot event.  Experts from Yad Vashem, the Educational Center of the Jewish Museum of Prague, the Terezin Memorial, and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, partnered with local activists to showcase the educational materials and other resources made available by their organizations.  The traveling seminar visited the cities of Ústí nad Labem, Klášterec nad Ohří, and Varnsdorf, in the Czech borderlands.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On February 14, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter participated in a prototype interview for New Dimensions in Testimony, an initiative to record and display 3D interactive testimonies that will preserve the dialogue between Holocaust survivors and learners far into the future.  Gutter's interview was part of the New Dimensions in Testimony seminar (February 13-15), which brought together Holocaust survivors, technologists, and leaders of museums and memorial institutions from around the world.  More
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.
Monday, August 13, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation professional development program in Czech Republic USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has launched Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development program for educators in Europe this summer. The program centers on the educational use of testimony preserved in the Institute’s Visual History Archive, which contains nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Professional development program culminates in best practices workshop for teachers 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 classroom use of Holocaust- and genocide-eyewitness testimony.
Monday, July 30, 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.
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.
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).

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