The Washington Post, November 24, 2021
The last time Grebenschikoff saw Ana María Wahrenberg was in the spring of 1939, when they were 9 years old. They shared a tearful hug in a Berlin schoolyard before their families were forced to flee the country and the Nazis on the cusp of World War II.They both thought that would be their final hug. But on Nov. 5, after more than eight decades apart, the two women — now 91 years old — embraced once again.
New York Times, October 8, 2021
Steven Spielberg’s U.S.C. Shoah Foundation, founded in 1994 to record survivors’ stories, is at the forefront of the evolution. In a 2018 New York Times article, Spielberg described the need to broaden the focus, saying: “The presence of hate has become taken for granted. We are not doing enough to counter it.”
Mother Jones, September 9, 2021
At the start of 2020, the film was ready to be released in theaters, but the pandemic intervened, and The Survivor languished as the best Holocaust film that moviegoers couldn’t see. It’s now finally scheduled to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, but its future remains uncertain.
Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2021
“The holographic likeness of Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone, 97, is part of a new exhibit at the Holocaust Museum Los Angeles, which reopens on Saturday more than a year after the pandemic forced museum doors closed.”
Jewish Journal, April 28, 2021
The April 27 event was initiated to celebrate Harvard making the Shoah Foundation’s visual history archive available to its community.
ABC Action News, April 16, 2021
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Pete woman is reunited with her best friend after fleeing Nazi Germany more than 80 years ago.
CBS News, March 11, 2021
More than 80 years ago, two young girls in Germany were separated by the Holocaust. The friends said their goodbyes and fled from the Nazis. Betty Grebenschikoff and her family moved to Shanghai, China, and then the United States. Her friend Annemarie Wahrenberg moved to Chile. The two friends never saw each other again — until a recent, emotional reunion.
The Washington Post, March 9, 2021
Every Sunday, Betty Grebenschikoff and Ana María Wahrenberg have a scheduled phone call. They often lose track of time talking, as best friends tend to do. The weekly calls are only a recent ritual. In fact, just four months ago, both women believed the other had died in the Holocaust.
BBC News, March 8, 2021
"But we shouldn't have an outright ban on deepfakes for satire or freedom of expression. And the growing commercial use of the technology is very promising, such as turning movies into different languages, or creating engaging educational videos," says Professor Sandra Wachter, a senior research fellow in AI at Oxford University. One such educational use of AI-generated videos is at the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation, which houses more than 55,000 video testimonies from Holocaust survivors.
Times Radio, February 22, 2021
Tune into 1 hour 57 seconds of the radio broadcast to hear an interview with USC Shoah Foundation indexer Ita Gordon, who played a part in helping reunite survivors Ana María Wahrenberg and Betty Grebenschikoff, and hear the two childhood friends talk about their first meeting after 80 years.
The Times of London, February 20, 2021
Two elderly Jewish women who were best friends as children in 1930s Berlin have been reunited after 82 years thanks to a Holocaust researcher who recognized a connection in interviews they gave in different countries.
Times of Israel, February 14, 2021
82 years after fleeing Nazi Germany with their families, two childhood friends are brought together by USC Shoah Foundation researcher who ‘linked’ their testimony.
Smithsonian Magazine, February 3, 2021
Few people alive today will have the chance to speak with a soldier who liberated Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Fortunately, a virtual version of that experience is now available to anyone visiting the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
CBS/60 Minutes, August 30, 2020
Survivors of the Holocaust now have the chance to preserve their stories in a way that allows them to directly answer future generations' questions about their experiences.
The Dallas Morning News, September 17, 2019
Glauben became a tireless advocate for the 55,000-square-foot, $78 million Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, which opens to the public on Sept. 18.
Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2019
“The younger generation, they have to remember,” Kaufman says of the Holocaust, while turning to a newly installed portrait of himself at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. “Those people, they looked up at me and said: ‘If you survive, don’t let them forget us.’”
The Australian Jewish News, August 23, 2019
Melbourne’s Lee Liberman has been inaugurated as the new chair of the Board of Councillors to the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, making her the foundation’s first chair to be based outside the United States.
PBS/Frontline, April 30, 2019
Smith said 21 survivors of the Holocaust have been filmed so far, and they are recording survivors in more languages — Russian, German, Spanish and Hebrew — to capture cultural and linguistic nuances in their responses. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, who survived Auschwitz and features in The Last Survivors, was also interviewed for the project, once in 2015 in English, and once again this March in German.
CNN, April 30, 2019
“The Last Survivors,” airing on PBS, is the stronger of the two, a sparely told Frontline presentation in which not just survivors but family members discuss the ordeal as well as how it affected them in the years after. Later in the week, there’s “Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses,” a Discovery Channel hour made in conjunction with the Shoah Foundation.
Deadline, March 27, 2019
The one-hour documentary is part of the foundation’s 25th anniversary commemoration and its Stronger Than Hate Initiative, and is intended to serve as a cautionary reminder of what can happen when hatred remains unchecked, Discovery described.