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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
At USC Shoah Foundation’s international conference this November, Aya Yadlin-Segal will present her research on a topic that is well-known to anyone who reads online news articles: user comments. Her presentation will look at how online comments in Israel are a platform of collective memory of the Holocaust.Yadlin-Segal is working toward her PhD in communication at Texas A&M University. At the University of Haifa, her master’s thesis was about the representation of Jewish immigrants and immigration in 1950s Israeli children’s magazines.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
CAGR August Newsletter
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In the spring 2014 issue of PastForward, Ervin Staub, professor emeritus and founding director of the doctoral program in the psychology of peace and violence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, describes working with Rwandan genocide survivors.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As a result of a new partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Mona Golabek’s Hold On to Your Music Foundation, students are able to interact with the beloved book The Children of Willesden Lane through the IWitness educational website.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Vera Gissing reflects on the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and her parents’ decision to send Vera and her sister on the kindertransport. Vera’s testimony is featured in the IWitness Activity, “From the Mother Who Will Never Forget You” – Understanding the Kindertransport.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
A groundbreaking new exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Prague uses testimony from the Visual History Archive to explore the little-known fates of Jewish refugees in Bohemia and Moravia during World War I.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Max Wald describes the Galician refugee experience in Bohemia during World War I. Max was born in Berehomet in Bukovina and grew up in Sokoliki in Galicia. In September of 1914 the family escaped from the frontline and was gradually evacuated to Chrast u Chrudimi in Bohemia.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Michael Abend hopes his testimony will inspire future generations to be more tolerant of each other’s differences. He also adds that the young people throughout the world will recognize genocide warnings and work together to prevent violence against ethnic groups.
Friday, September 5, 2014
After learning about IWitness for the first time, social studies teacher Jane C. Moore was inspired to begin using it in her class this year and she even introduced the program to an enthusiastic group of teachers at a professional development seminar this summer.Moore teaches sixth grade social studies at East Cobb Middle School in Marietta, Ga. Now in her 21st year of teaching, she said she loves when she finds “really interesting, practical, and relevant ways to teach, like using IWitness.”
Friday, September 5, 2014
Summary:Free and open to the public, monthly Institute visits give guests a chance to explore the life stories of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides and to discover how their memories are being used to overcome prejudice, intolerance and bigotry.Description:
Friday, September 5, 2014
The “Oral History and Mediation” panel will present three unique research projects that each study a different aspect of giving and recording testimony.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, USC Shoah Foundation's international consultants explain the power of watching testimony on location.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Tom Lantos describes in detail the specific lessons and tricks he learned  to memorize particular aspects of his Latin lessons. He continues to speak on the importance and affect his Hungarian education had on him.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Contest challenges students to honor the legacy of Schindler’s List by engaging in community service inspired by survivors’ testimonies and showcasing their action in an IWitness video essay.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Szilvia Szunyogh was so moved by the recent Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program in Hungary that she created a heartfelt painting about the experience.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Voices of Our Journey is the winning video of the 2013 IWitness Video Challenge, created by high school student Ruth Hernández. Ruth was so inspired by testimony of Holocaust survivors that she went out into her own community and made a difference.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There is talk of a “new anti-Semitism” sweeping the globe, but all I see is the same irrational hatred aimed at the same perplexed victims, who are once again left wondering what has energized such bile.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Auschwitz: The Past is Present will support official activities of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
Friday, September 12, 2014
When Kim Simon began working at the Shoah Foundation to help coordinate efforts to collect testimonies in 1994, she understood that the voices of those who lived through some of history’s darkest times needed to be heard by as many people as possible.“Survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides and crimes against humanity have an irreplaceable perspective to add to our understanding of the world and its conflicts, wherever they occur,” Simon explained.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Focal Points will present USC Shoah Foundation and its Visual History Archive as a very relevant resource for those looking to find a frame of reference for the complex issues facing the world today.
Monday, September 15, 2014
As part of the program, 100 survivors of Auschwitz, the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, will travel to Poland to attend and participate in the official observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 2015.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
For USC Shoah Foundation’s education department, led by director Kori Street, PhD, being involved in the Auschwitz: The Past is Present program is a historic opportunity to demonstrate USC Shoah Foundation’s commitment to sharing and teaching survivors’ stories.USC Shoah Foundation is partnering with Discovery Communications on the education component of Auschwitz: The Past is Present, a global communications and education program that will support the official observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2015.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation is partnering with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on education components of Auschwitz: The Past is Present.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rescue is a crucial topic in understanding genocide survival and appreciating the difficult choices that people make in extreme circumstances. Although many stories of survival during the Holocaust are due to unexplained and unexplainable circumstances, there are also numerous accounts of individual and group acts of aid and rescue that contributed to the survival of thousands of Jewish people.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Cette vidéo évoque les diplomates et le sauvetage, et raconte quelques-uns des cas les plus connus de l'aide fournie par les consulats et les ambassades, telles que les actions d’Aristides de Sousa Mendes, de Raoul Wallenberg et de Chiune Sugihara. Les diplomates de différents pays européens aidèrent les Juifs à fuir la persécution par la fourniture de visas et autres documents de circulation qui leur permirent de fuir les territoires occupés par les nazis.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Cette vidéo aborde la question du sauvetage organisé, qui comprend à la fois l’aide gouvernementale et l’aide civile. Des individus sont intervenus en tant que membres de groupes religieux, de groupes politiques et de résistance, mais aussi comme simples habitants de quartiers et de villages. Cette vidéo présente les témoignages de Kruuse Caroe, d’Irène Rainman-Krausz et de Jean Gemähling, qui racontent leurs expériences personnelles de sauvetage pendant la Shoah .
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Cette vidéo s’intéresse au thème de la religion et du sauvetage, en montrant comment des membres du clergé ont agi individuellement ou dans le cadre d'un réseau pour protester contre les mesures antijuives et fournir un refuge aux Juifs dans des couvents, des monastères et des maisons privées. La vidéo rapporte les témoignages d’Edward Harvitt et de Kurt Lewin, survivants juifs qui bénéficièrent de cette aide pendant la Shoah, ainsi que celui d’Isaac Sephiha, qui agit aux côtés du clergé catholique pour aider les Juifs.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Cette vidéo aborde la question de la reconnaissance du sauvetage, des actes de ceux qui ont fourni aide et assistance aux Juifs durant la Shoah : ils demeurent des exemples universels quant à l'importance de préserver la dignité humaine et les droits humains face au fanatisme et aux dérives autoritaires. Nombre de ces personnes ont été honorées par les gouvernements, les communautés et par des organisations locales et internationales pour leurs actions. La vidéo rapporte les souvenirs de Betty Berz, de Kurt Lewin, d’Estelle Abas et d’Andrée Herscovici .

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