Executive director Stephen Smith highlights just a few of USC Shoah Foundation's 2013 achievements.
Stephen Smith, 2013, nanjing, iwitness, problems without passports, visual history archive / Friday, December 20, 2013
A five-part exhibit of testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be on display at world UNESCO headquarters in Paris to commemorate International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on Jan. 27.
unesco, united nations, Paris, amy carnes, visual history archive, testimony, holocaust memorial day / Monday, January 13, 2014
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
USC Shoah Foundation added a new country and language to the Visual History Archive and surpassed 20,000 IWitness users in the last quarter of 2013.
iwitness, visual history archive, statistics, nanjing, educator, student / Wednesday, January 15, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s newest testimony collection, the Nanjing Massacre, is now fully integrated and viewable in the Visual History Archive.
nanjing, visual history archive, testimony, collection / Friday, February 28, 2014
Forty-nine universities and museums around the world now have full access to the Visual History Archive. The Visual History Archive's 52,000 testimonies will be available to members of the University of Vienna - faculty and students - for the purposes of teaching, studying and research.
Vienna, visual history archive, full access, access site / Thursday, April 10, 2014
Close and distant readings of the Visual History Archive by Todd Presner, professor of Germanic languages, comparative literature, and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, for the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward.
pastforward, algorithm, visual history archive / Wednesday, June 18, 2014
For the sixth time, the Freie Universität Berlin will offer a free summer course for international and visiting scholars about USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. This summer, the topic of the course is memories of the Nazis’ forced laborers.
freie universität berlin, vha, visual history archive / Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The University of Michigan- Flint held its second annual Workshop on Teaching and Working with Survivor Testimonies this week, which included exploration of Rwandan and Holocaust survivor testimonies.
visual history archive, michigan, workshop / Thursday, July 17, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation chief technology officer Sam Gustman will return to his alma mater, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to give a presentation about the Visual History Archive and the USC Digital Repository on Thursday.
Sam Gustman, visual history archive / Monday, October 6, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s Nanjing Massacre testimony collection more than doubled in size last week when USC Shoah Foundation and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall conducted 18 new interviews with Nanjing Massacre survivors.
nanjing survivor, testimony, collection, visual history archive, karen jungblut / Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Thursday is #AskAnArchivist Day. Tweet @USCShoahFdn to ask USC Shoah Foundation's Sandra Aguilar and Daryn Eller about their work as archivists.
visual history archive, its / Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Within the Visual History Archive there are over 8,000 testimonies that reference France, over 1,600 that were conducted in the country and over 1,800 testimonies that were given in French.
Lyon France, visual history archive / Wednesday, November 5, 2014
As parents and families of USC students descended on campus on Thursday for the first day of Trojan Family Weekend, many were already making sure to stop by Doheny Memorial Library to learn about USC Shoah Foundation and explore the Visual History Archive.
usc, visual history archive / Thursday, November 13, 2014
In partnership with Charles University in Prague, ITS has developed software that enables Czech users to search the Visual History Archive in their own language.
its, visual history archive, Czech Republic, czech / Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Former USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Douglas Greenberg's Comparative Genocide course at Rutgers University has had a profound effect on his students.
Doug Greenberg, visual history archive, nanjing, rwanda / Friday, December 12, 2014
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
USC Shoah Foundation CTO Sam Gustman is the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s Metadata Madness conference in Los Angeles, which will convene data experts from across the entertainment and technology industries to discuss the latest developments in metadata and distribution.
Sam Gustman, its, conference, visual history archive / Monday, March 16, 2015
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (MHMC) and Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto announced an historic agreement to have their testimonies integrated in the Visual History Archive as part of the Institute’s Preserving the Legacy initiative.
preserving the legacy, canada, visual history archive / Tuesday, March 24, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation recently hosted a group of staff from Aegis Trust in Kigali, Rwanda, who came to participate in an onsite training on various aspects of archiving audiovisual testimonies.
aegis, genocide archive rwanda, rwanda, its, visual history archive / Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Stephen Smith and Hayk Demoyan, directors of USC Shoah Foundation and the Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute, respectively, came together today to sign a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for future collaboration between the two organizations.
cagr, Armenian Genocide, armenian film foundation, mou, visual history archive / Friday, April 10, 2015
Doug Ballman, manager of external relations of the online archive at USC Shoah Foundation, paid a visit to North Carolina’s three Visual History Archive access sites earlier this month to receive feedback from librarians and give public presentations about the archive.
vha, visual history archive, north carolina / Wednesday, April 15, 2015
ENS Lyon is mounting a major exhibition looking at the plight of liberated survivors returning to France at the end of World War II.
Lyon France, visual history archive / Monday, April 27, 2015
As part of USC Shoah Foundation’s Preserving the Legacy initiative, 281 testimonies from Holocaust Museum Houston are currently being indexed for integration into the Visual History Archive.
houston, preserving the legacy, holocaust, testimony, visual history archive / Monday, May 11, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation ITS staff will join thousands of librarians and archivists at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Conference & Exhibition this weekend in San Francisco.
ala, its, doug ballman, visual history archive, conference / Thursday, June 25, 2015
It’s that time of year again: four talented college students are diving into the math and technology behind the Visual History Archive as part of the annual Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) program at the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM).
rips, its, ucla, mathematics, visual history archive / Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Librarians from colleges, cities and prisons were among the steady stream of ALA conference attendees who visited USC Shoah Foundation's first table at the ALA Conference expo hall June 26-29.
its, ala, conference, visual history archive, doug ballman, sandra aguilar / Wednesday, July 8, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s ITS department is one month into a yearlong project that will ultimately change the way universities access the Visual History Archive.
its, visual history archive, access, access site, internet access, Sam Gustman, kaltura / Thursday, July 16, 2015
Five staff members gathered for a special event to celebrate the conclusion of their year-and-a-half long project to index the Institute's new collection from Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) of San Francisco.
JFCS, visual history archive, scott spencer / Monday, August 10, 2015
After watching testimony in the Visual History Archive, many students say they feel like they really “met” the survivors they watched. Véronique Mickisch actually did.
Berlin, teaching fellow, teaching fellowship, visual history archive / Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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