Institute Participating in Hungarian Holocaust Education Fellowship Program

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 12:00am

Holocaust Memorial Center’s program includes training on the Institute’s Visual History Archive

For the second year, the USC Shoah Foundation 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 journalists, all of whom will receive expert support for the development and implementation of their projects.

The major milestones of the fellowship are a one-week intensive seminar, individual and group consultations, a four-day study tour to Holocaust-related sites, and a closing conference. The six-day seminar (November 2-7) offered lectures and workshops led by renowned scholars from USHMM, the University of Bristol, Yad Vashem, the University of London, and the House of the Wannsee Conference; the seminar included a training session on the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, which has been available at Central European University (CEU) since 2009. Andrea Szőnyi, the Institute’s Regional Consultant in Hungary, and Peter Berczi, CEU Serials Librarian, led the session; in addition to the 17 fellows who attended, other distinguished guests were Professor David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London, and Kristine A. Marsh, Political Officer, U.S. Department of State. Martin Šmok, the Institute’s Senior International Program Consultant, also led a session on Media and Nazi Propaganda.

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