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Poland opens Jewish museum on former site of Warsaw Ghetto USC Shoah Foundation staff member named chief education specialist
Monika Koszynska, the USC Shoah Foundation’s regional coordinator in Poland, has been appointed as Chief Specialist in Education at the newly inaugurated Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
warsaw ghetto uprising, poland, Monika Koszynska / Wednesday, May 1, 2013
April 19, 2013April 19, 2013 is the day of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Commemorative events held in Warsaw will honor the memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes.
warsaw, poland, warsaw ghetto uprising, commemoration, international, clip, clip reel / Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Board members, senior staff and other supporters of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education are traveling throughout Hungary and Poland this week on the Institute’s mission to Eastern Europe.
hungary, poland / Wednesday, October 16, 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
Though it’s most known as the city that was home to the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Polish city of Oświęcim has a history of its own as a small industrial center with a thriving Jewish population.
auschwitz, international holocaust remembrance day, poland / Friday, January 24, 2014
A new group of educators will learn about testimony-based education and develop their own lessons using the Visual History Archive starting today as part the second Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program for Polish teachers.
teaching with testimony for the 21st century, poland, warsaw, museum of the history of polish jews, Monika Koszynska / Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I did not sleep well last night. It was not the kind of sleeplessness brought on by jet lag, stress or workload. It is best described as a kind of numbness that leaves one physically discharged, emotionally drained and deeply troubled. I just completed one the most sedentary days I’ve had in months, just sitting in a chair listening to one of the most intelligent, sophisticated, gentle, yet strong people I know tell me about his life.
poland, Sigmun Rolat, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, résistance, op-eds / Monday, February 10, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s work in Poland has come a long way since filming of founder Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List began in Krakow in 1993. Today, it is an important site for USC Shoah Foundation's testimony-based educational programs and resources.
poland, Monika Koszynska, museum of the history of polish jews / Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Six months after beginning its educational and cultural programming, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews celebrated the opening of its core exhibition and the official grand opening of the museum in Warsaw yesterday.
mhpj, poland / Tuesday, October 28, 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
Jeannie Woods was the only person from her school in Fort Payne, Al., to travel to Poland for "Auschwitz: The Past is Present," but she made sure she wasn't the only one to experience it.
past is present, poland / Monday, March 9, 2015
Two months after her Auschwitz: The Past is Present trip to Poland, Karen Wells is more committed than ever to sharing what she learned and making sure the stories of survivors are not forgotten.
past is present, poland, Auschwitz70 / Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Johanna Söderholm has been in high demand since she returned from Auschwitz: The Past is Present.
past is present, poland, Auschwitz70 / Monday, April 6, 2015
Auschwitz: The Past is Present has left Australian teacher Christine Cole with a new motto and new motivation for imparting the lessons of the Holocaust on her students.
past is present, Auschwitz70, poland / Monday, April 20, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education will host an interactive virtual experience for middle- and high-school students worldwide to provide a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.
a70, past is present, discovery, poland, auschwitz / Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how two USC students composed a piano piece inspired by Holocaust survivor testimony in the new documentary Melodies of Auschwitz.
comcast, biniaz, past is present, a70, poland / Friday, May 8, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation is currently in the second year of Days of Remembrance: PastFORWARD, a five-year partnership with Comcast to provide USC Shoah Foundation content to Comcast Xfinity customers On Demand, through the Xfinity TV Go app and online, in conjunction with the U.S. National Days of Remembrance, a commemoration of the Holocaust held every spring.
past is present, auschwitz, James Moll, poland / Friday, May 15, 2015
Auschwitz: The Past is Present was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for not just the teachers and students who attended, but the USC Shoah Foundation staff who led the program as well.
past is present, Lesly Culp, Paula Lebovics, a70, poland / Monday, May 18, 2015
The 45-minute live-streamed broadcast provided a personalized look at USC Shoah Foundation’s recent trip to Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
discovery, past is present, poland, a70, auschwitz / Wednesday, May 20, 2015
In the fascinating short documentary The Past is Present, teachers and students share their experience going to Poland to learn from testimony and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
comcast, past is present, a70, poland, auschwitz / Friday, May 22, 2015
Junior Intern Ruth Hernadez says the trip to Poland continues to motivate her to seek justice for people in need.
past is present, Ruth Hernandez, apip, poland / Thursday, July 23, 2015
The fourth cohort of Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century in Poland met last week for their initial training on using testimony in their classrooms.
Teaching with Testimony, Teaching with Testimony in 21st Century, poland, mhpj, Monika Koszynska / Monday, July 27, 2015
Polish “Teaching with Testimony” Participants Impact Schools and Communities with Testimony-Based Lessons
The 2014 cohort of Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century in Poland reunited to share the lessons they piloted in their classrooms over the past year, with impressive results.
Teaching with Testimony, Teaching with Testimony in 21st Century, poland, Monika Koszynska / Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Poland faces a horrible wave of extremism after the election of a new right-wing government. As an educator and Polish citizen, I am not only scared by this type of radical hatred, but it also reminds me of the past because the same organization that marches on the streets of Polish cities today, organized boycotts of Jewish institutions and forbade Jewish students from studying at Polish universities before WWII.
poland, education, GAM, World Refugee Day, op-eds / Wednesday, December 9, 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
APIP has been a powerful force for Polish teachers over the past year, says Polish Regional Consultant Monika Koszynska.
apip, poland, mhpj, Monika Koszynska / Wednesday, January 27, 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
Eleven new lesson plans and long term educational projects were developed during the fourth Polish edition of the Teaching with Testimony program.
poland, Teaching with Testimony, Monika Koszynska, mhpj, warsaw / Friday, March 4, 2016
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews premiered an original short film about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising featuring testimony from the Visual History Archive.
polin, poland, warsaw ghetto uprising, warsaw ghetto / Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The fifth annual Master Teacher program in Poland (formerly called Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century) introduced thirteen educators to the Visual History Archive, sparking new ideas for teaching their students about the Holocaust and current events in their country.
master teacher, Teaching with Testimony, poland, Monika Koszynska / Monday, August 8, 2016