USC Shoah Foundation recently convened its second Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century seminar in the Czech Republic. Held July 8-12 at the Malach Center for Visual History in Prague, the program attracted educators from throughout the country and also from neighboring Slovakia.
Czech Republic, TWT, professional development, education, iwitness, Martin Smok / Friday, August 2, 2013
Czech educators are gathering at the Academy of Sciences in Prague today to attend a conference dedicated to the "Ours or Foreign? Jews in the Czech 20th Century" project from the Jewish Museum of Prague.
Czech Republic, education, teacher, curriculum, jewish survivor, Martin Smok / Wednesday, December 4, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation has published two Polish-language lessons about the Holocaust, complete with clips from the Visual History Archive, on the USC Shoah Foundation website. They are available for free to educators around the world.
lesson, education, polish, poland, Martin Smok, high school, visual history archive / Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Twenty years since its founding, the USC Shoah Foundation maintains a vibrant presence in the Czech Republic to educate the next generation about genocide and tolerance through the use of its Holocaust survivor testimonies.
Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, czech, Martin Smok, teaching with testimony for the 21st century, iwitness, Prague / Thursday, February 13, 2014
A historical exhibition organized by the Czech district of Prague 2 is exploring the erased traces of Jewish presence with an exhibit in New Town Townhall, located in the former city of Kralovske Vinohrady. A reel of relevant clips of Visual History Archive testimony will complement the exhibition's content.
Prague, Czech Republic, Martin Smok / Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, USC Shoah Foundation's international consultants explain the power of watching testimony on location.
pastforward, kim simon, Martin Smok, Andrea Szőnyi / Monday, September 8, 2014
A testimony-based audiovisual resource for educators in Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary is now available online.
Czech Republic, pant, Martin Smok, hungary, poland / Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Malach Center for Visual History at Charles University in Prague marked its fifth year as a full access site of the Visual History Archive with a conference that brought together local dignitaries, scholars, and students.
Charles University, Malach Center, Martin Smok, Prague / Wednesday, February 4, 2015
After displaying testimonies from the Visual History Archive in its exhibit The Orient in Bohemia this fall, the Jewish Museum in Prague continues utilizing filmed testimony in its latest exhibit: “Shattered Hopes: Postwar Czechoslovakia as a Crossroads of Jewish Life.”
Martin Smok, Prague, Czechoslovakia, visual history archive, Jewish Museum / Tuesday, February 24, 2015
V pátek 30. ledna proběhlo na Malé Straně páté výroční setkání Centra vizuální historie Malach. Přednášející nejen zhodnotili dosavadní činnost centra, ale představili také aktivity, kterým se centrum bude věnovat v dalších pěti letech.
Charles University, Malach Center, Martin Smok, Prague / Wednesday, February 4, 2015
After an ITeach workshop April 15 at the Brno branch of the Jewish Museum of Prague’s Educational Center, a brand-new IWalk in Brno is now available online.
Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, brno iwalk, Martin Smok, iTeach / Thursday, April 30, 2015
Testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive played a prominent role in two events in Prague last week: Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden’s annual alumni conference and a photography exhibit of the famous “Auschwitz Album.”
Prague, Czech Republic, Martin Smok / Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The 2015 Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program in Hungary has finally begun after the most competitive application process in the history of the program.
Teaching with Testimony in 21st Century, Teaching with Testimony, hungary, budapest, Andrea Szőnyi, kori street, Martin Smok / Monday, July 20, 2015
The Czech project Ours or Foreign? Jews in the Czech 20th Century delivered materials and training to 600 educators in the last fiscal year and added a new unit on the Terezín family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau featuring testimony clips from the Visual History Archive.
ours or foreign, Czechoslovakia, czech, Czech Republic, Martin Smok, Jewish Museum, Prague, terezin / Wednesday, August 5, 2015
A new exhibit on the USC Shoah Foundation website takes a closer look at the stories of refugees during World War II. It is inspired by the current refugee crisis in Europe.
online exhibit, exhibit, Czech Republic, Martin Smok, jewish refugees, refugee, Refugee Crisis / Tuesday, September 22, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Senior International Program Consultant Martin Šmok has begun teaching a yearlong course at the Ronald Lauder Jewish School in Prague to introduce students to the Visual History Archive and testimony.
Martin Smok, Prague, Czech Republic / Wednesday, September 23, 2015
A new anthology "From Testimony to Story: Video Interviews about Nazi Crimes: Perspectives and Experiences in Four Countries" includes two chapters about USC Shoah Foundation, written by its regional consultants in Czech Republic and Poland.
Martin Smok, Monika Koszynska, EVZ / Friday, December 4, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s international consultants in Poland and Czech Republic ended 2015 introducing the work of the Institute to new audiences.
poland, Czech Republic, Monika Koszynska, Martin Smok, teacher training / Tuesday, January 5, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation International Training Consultant Martin Šmok presented the new Czech version of the popular educational resource Holocaust and Other Genocides in Prague on January 13.
NIOD, iwitness, Martin Smok, Czech Republic / Friday, January 22, 2016
Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s senior international program consultant and regional consultant in Czech Republic, gave his first presentation at the U.S. Embassy in Prague on February 4.
Martin Smok, Prague, Czech Republic / Friday, February 5, 2016
A photography exhibit that incorporates testimony from the Visual History Archive is now on display in Moscow following its debut in Prague last spring.
auschwitz album, russia, moscow, Martin Smok / Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Students at the Ronald Lauder Jewish School in Prague debuted the short films they made using testimony from the Visual History Archive.
lauder, czech, Czech Republic, Prague, Martin Smok / Monday, February 29, 2016
IWitness is expanding its offerings for non-English speakers.
iwitness, czech, hungary, poland, Czech Republic, Monika Koszynska, Andrea Szőnyi, Martin Smok / Tuesday, March 1, 2016
At the spring gathering of the Union of Civics Educators in Prague on March 19, teachers learned about IWitness as a tool for teaching about refugees.
Martin Smok, refugee, Refugee Crisis, Prague / Monday, March 21, 2016
Across the United States and in Europe, USC Shoah Foundation is helping to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 4 and 5.
yom hashoah, Stephen Smith, Martin Smok, iwalk / Wednesday, May 4, 2016
"Stranded in Shanghai,” an exhibit featuring testimonies from the Visual History Archive, opened at the Jewish Museum in Prague on Thursday, May 11.
Jewish Museum, Prague, Martin Smok / Tuesday, May 17, 2016
In order to properly educate more Czech teachers on how to fully utilize IWitness programs, Senior International Program Consultant and Regional Consultant in the Czech Republic Martin Šmok is holding two teacher training sessions in August.
Czech Republic, czech, Martin Smok, iwitness / Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Nine teachers gathered at the International school of Brno on Monday for an IWitness hands-on seminar led by Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s senior international program consultant based in the Czech Republic.
brno iwalk, Martin Smok, Czech Republic, iwitness / Tuesday, August 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Czech regional consultant Martin Šmok will give a presentation about IWitness at the Terezín Memorial’s annual international seminar for educations Nov. 21-27, 2016.
Martin Smok, terezin, Theresienstadt, iwitness / Monday, November 21, 2016
Educators from the Ronald Lauder Jewish School in Prague took a day to be educated last month, taking a course generally assigned to their students with USC Shoah Foundation Senior International Program Consultant Martin Šmok.
Martin Smok, lauder, Prague, Czech Republic / Thursday, March 2, 2017