Mashable, March 11, 2019
Dimensions in Testimony is a revolutionary project which allows a person to have a Q&A with a Holocaust survivor via projection technology. Created by the USC Shoah Foundation in partnership with the Genesis Philanthropy Group. The projections have the ability to answer a specific questions someone may have for a survivor.
D Magazine, February 1, 2019
A central feature of this new museum in Dallas will be the small theater in which visitors can have real conversations with Max Glauben in the form of that holographic image made possible by new technologies. And through that, his message from the past, which he repeats today, will live on forever: “Believe!”
New York Post, January 14, 2019
The recollections of the Dallas resident who as a Jew in Poland survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi concentration camps are now being preserved in a way that will allow generations to come to ask his image questions. Glauben, who turns 91 on Monday, is the latest Holocaust survivor recorded in such a way by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation.
New York Times, December 18, 2018
The director is reissuing “Schindler’s List,” as he expands the mission of the Shoah Foundation through video testimonies of genocide survivors.
Washington Post, December 6, 2018
Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” is back in theaters to mark the 25th anniversary of its release. And the director said it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time, saying that “there is more at stake today than even back then."
The Detroit News, December 6, 2018
Now, as the film comes to theaters again, the world is at a critical crossroads similar to what the generation in the film faced: Globally, authoritarian governments are in ascendance — with fascist parties gaining traction in many European nations. Further, a stark rise in violence targeting Jewish communities has reflected rising antisemitism as not seen since the Second World War.
NBC News, December 5, 2018
"When collective hate organizes and gets industrialized, then genocide follows," said Spielberg. "We have to take it more seriously today than I think we have had to take it in a generation," he said during a time of heightened identity politics and the massacre of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in which the suspected shooter left a trail of anti-Semitic posts online.
Broadway World, October 18, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation) announced a collaboration with David Korins Design-whose founder David Korins is the critically acclaimed designer behind Broadway smash hits Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen-to bring USC Shoah Foundation content into museums and other organizational spaces for public exhibitions.
Los Angeles Business Journal, October 17, 2018
David Korins, the designer of Broadway hit “Hamilton” will be the USC Shoah Foundation’s creative director on several of the foundation projects and exhibits, Korins said in an interview Oct. 17.
CNN, August 26, 2018
They stand among the ramshackle surroundings of their new lives, staring intently into the camera. For a handful of the estimated 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the border from Myanmar to overcrowded, under-resourced refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, this is a rare chance to tell their stories.
CNN, August 24, 2018
One year after they were forced to flee their homes, Rohingya refugees add their voices to a new database of genocide testimonies.
cbs DFW, August 21, 2018
At 90, Dallas Holocaust survivor Max Glauben shared horrors of the Holocaust… something he’s been doing for decades… but never like this. “I didn’t have enough toes or fingers, to count the times I spoke,” he shared, while telling his story once again at a local production studio. “I’ve been doing it about 40 years.”
USC Dornsife Magazine, July 23, 2018
For Pinchas Gutter, visiting his homeland is a haunting reminder of the family he lost and the life he might have lived. He returns one last time to say goodbye and capture his personal saga in virtual reality for future generations.
Education Dive, June 18, 2018
In an effort to spark a social movement against hatred in all forms, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education – and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the winners of the 2018 IWitness Video Challenge.
Associated Press, June 18, 2018
BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Mohammed Hashim hid in the hills and watched as his brother begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old teacher away. It was the last time he saw him alive. It was Aug. 26, the day after Rohingya Muslim separatist attacks on military outposts in the Rohingya homeland in western Myanmar. In their wake, Myanmar’s military and local Buddhists would respond with a campaign of rape, massacre and arson that has driven about 700,000 Rohingya into Banglades
Engadget.com, January 3, 2018
The survivor community for one of the worst war atrocities in modern history is dying. New technology will allow future generations to hear their stories.
The Verge, November 7, 2017
At the Shoah Foundation, I was able to converse with a still-living Holocaust survivor named Pinchas Gutter. Pinchas wasn’t really there, though; I was chatting with a hologram of Pinchas, which appeared on a flat, 2D display in the hallway. The conversation felt almost absurdly natural, due in large part to the foundation’s development of its own natural language processing system. At one point, I realized I felt rude interrupting a video.
The Denver Channel, September 29, 2017
NEW YORK - Eva Schloss lived through Auschwitz. Her father and brother did not. Pinchas Gutter survived five Nazi concentration camps and was, as he says, “torn apart” from his family when they were killed.
New York Times, September 19, 2017
The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, known for its work preserving genocide survivor testimonies, had embarked on a new project: interactive three-dimensional recordings of Holocaust survivors, to allow people to continue speaking to them long after they are gone. I wanted to know more.
30 Seconds, August 15, 2017
USC SHoah Foundation has announced the "Stronger Than Hate" initiative to support educators by providing them with tools and training to responsibly engage their students now and into the future.