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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Historical memory is dangerous. In times of crisis, its demons emerge, ugly, toxic, and potentially lethal. We saw it in Donetsk last week. Jews emerging from synagogue during Passover found themselves the target of a despicable anti-Semitic attack – new crisis, old anti-Semitism, which this time accused the Jews of acts of collaboration as far back as 1941.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Henry Laurant remembers the first time he experienced antisemitism in Nazi Germany. He was targeted by other children who were influenced by Nazi rhetoric. His testimony is featured in the multimedia professional development program, Echoes and Reflections.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education was founded to capture the voices, emotions and faces of those who suffered, yet miraculously survived the most heinous crime ever committed against humanity by humanity.The idea was to record individual and collective memories that would be preserved in perpetuity as a seminal educational tool to inform current and future generations that incitement, hate and violence against a person or a group can ultimately lead to death, genocide and ultimately extermination.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Herbert Achtentuch remembers when he and other Jewish school children were expelled from their school and forced to attend a school in the Jewish district of Vienna. He also recalls the anti-Semitism and violence from former gentile students.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Yehudi Lindeman reflects on his childhood in Holland and recalls the anti-Semitism he experienced from other children.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In the Spring 2014 issue of PastForward, Professor Peter Kreko says education is necessary to combat Hungary’s troubling rise in antisemitism.
Monday, August 25, 2014
The fast pace of globalization with all of its benefits is also accelerating the viral spread of hatred. Where once regional enmities brewed for centuries with sporadic outbursts of warfare and imperial powers that waxed and waned, the truly global speed and scale of ideological hatred and international conflict was not possible until recently for many practical reasons.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Steven Frank remembers witnessing the spread of anti-Semitic propaganda throughout Budapest. He also speaks on the rise of anti-Jewish and anti-Roma sentiments in local schools.
Friday, September 5, 2014
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.
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.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
A sea of faces dotted with “Nie Wieder!” banners wraps around the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Germany's capital. As I join them on this Sunday afternoon, I cannot help but think of the crowds that once had gathered under the same grey skies hanging onto every hateful word of their chosen leader, Adolf Hitler.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Edith Abrahams remembers the antisemitic attacks and demonstrations in Germany including the burning of Jewish books.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jack Lerner recalls the moments he experienced antisemitism in his childhood.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Maximillian Kaufmann speaks about the antisemitic propaganda in Austria including newspapers, which drew shrewd caricatures of Jews. He also recalls witnessing the attacks of orthodox Jews on the city streets.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Samuel Marcus reflects on the antisemitism he experienced as a child in New York.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Rudolph Abraham recalls his first encounters with antisemitism in the early 1930s in Hungary.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Visual History Archive enables its users to observe the history of political utilization of anti-Jewish prejudice since the beginning of the 20th century until the century's end. Teaching about the mechanisms of hatred and the real goals of the propagandists is of utmost importance especially in what used to be the Soviet Block, where the liberation from Nazi regime did not necessarily mean the end of anti-Jewish propaganda.