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Monday, April 23, 2012
Special event to be hosted at Annenberg center.
Friday, February 10, 2012
On February 10-11, the USC Shoah Foundation hosted a two-day event devoted to a multi-faceted inquiry of memory and its manifestations in individual and public life.  Sponsored by The Dornsife Commons, the event was led by USC Shoah staff member Dr. Dan Leshem.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, visited the Institute on May 24 to discuss his research in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The University of Haifa has become the first university in Israel with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, a searchable repository of nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Used extensively in Europe and Latin America.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Twenty Holocaust survivor interviews recorded in the Hungarian language, including 13 from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, will be displayed in a new, interactive installation at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. Scheduled to open on August 28, "Wall of Survivors" uses motion sensor cameras to track visitor's hand movements, allowing them to enlarge and play particular interviews displayed on the wall. All visitors present can view the clips selected by the person using the control space.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Archive features testimonials of survivors.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, a visiting research scholar at the University of California–Los Angeles, visited the Institute on May 24 to discuss his research in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Institute invites you to a lecture by Dr. Sean Field, Director of the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Popular Memory, which documents the oral histories of refugees, victims of violence and displacement, and others who suffered under apartheid and its legacy. Dr. Field will evaluate the outcomes of various methodologies oral history researchers have used to preserve memories of apartheid; his lecture will take place this Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 pm, in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room 227.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The University of Pennsylvania has become the first destination in the state where people can access the Institute’s Visual History Archive.  Penn marked the occasion with an April 23 launch event at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 4, 2012 
Monday, March 26, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute, in collaboration with the USC Libraries’ Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, and the USC Dornsife 2020 Research Cluster, Resisting the Path to Genocides, welcomed survivor, resister, and actor Curt Lowens, to the USC campus on March 26, 2012.  Introduced by Exile Studies Librarian Michaela Ullmann, USC Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, Dr.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust installation features all of the Institute's 51,696 testimonies LA Weekly's annual Best of LA 2012 honored the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's Tree of Testimony exhibit with the award for "Best Video Art Exhibit." The interactive exhibit immerses visitors in survivors' memories from the Institute's Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sam Gustman has been chief technology officer (CTO) of the Shoah Foundation since 1994 and was responsible for overseeing the 2006 move of the foundation’s archives from Universal Studios to the USC. He has been with ITS since 2006. Gustman is also associate dean at the USC Libraries, where he holds a faculty appointment. He is in charge of IT for the Libraries where he has also started the USC Digital Repository.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
On February 7, 2012, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., the USC Shoah Foundation hosted an event entitled Witness and Responsibility, in the Doheny Memorial Library.  The day-long event focused on artistic work that engages with catastrophe and events—personal and world-wide—which challenge our sense of how things ought to be.  The event was a part of the Association for Jewish Theatre's four-day international conference in Los Angeles, Reflecting and Shaping a Shifting World.
Monday, March 5, 2012
March 8 Roundtable at USC Highlights Women’s Responses to Mass ViolenceIn honor of  International Women’s Day on 8 March 2012, the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute is partnering with The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme to hold a roundtable discussion, “Strength Through Adversity: Women and Mass Violence”, in Los Angeles.
Monday, June 25, 2012
On June 23, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) named IWitness, the Institute’s new online resource for teachers and students, one of the “top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and curriculum development” for school librarians and teachers.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers featured the Shoah Foundation Institute's new online educational resource, IWitness, citing its archive of videos, interactive activities, and teacher-moderation tools.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Co-sponsored by U.S. Mission to the UN in observance of International Day of Commemoration.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Institute senior staff among delegates from 28 member states USC Shoah Foundation Institute Executive Director Stephen D. Smith, Managing Director Kim Simon, and Director of Programs Kori Street were in Belgium this week for the year's first plenary gathering of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF).
Thursday, April 26, 2012
LOS ANGELES – April 26, 2012 – Arnold Spielberg, father of USC Shoah Foundation Institute Founder Steven Spielberg, was honored today with the Institute’s inaugural Inspiration Award at a private luncheon in Los Angeles. Arnold was recognized for his many years of mentorship and support of the Institute’s work, especially in the area of humanity through technology.
Monday, June 11, 2012
On June 6, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award. Iger was honored at the Institute’s annual gala, where he was recognized for his support of the Institute’s work, his longtime philanthropy, and his leadership role in corporate citizenship. The gala presenting sponsor was jcpenny. Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J. Blige gave a special musical performance.
Friday, April 20, 2012
On April 20, at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Eric Garcetti recognized the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation for working jointly to preserve memories of survivors and other witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On April 20, at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmember Paul Krekorian, together with co-host Councilmember Eric Garcetti, recognized the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation for working jointly to preserve memories of survivors and other witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nearly 52,000 video interviews archived digitally LOS ANGELES—June 28, 2012—The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The History Meeting House in Warsaw has become the first institution in Poland to offer full access to the Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.  Nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages—mostly between 1994 and 1999—can now be remotely accessed via an online interface that allows searching and viewing the fully indexed video and related metadata.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony to enhance education initiative in the Czech Republic In the Czech Republic, Holocaust survivors’ eyewitness testimonies will soon be used to teach a different aspect of local history: the imprisonment of Czechoslovak citizens in the Soviet Gulag.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Actress, activist speaks at international symposium convened by USC Shoah Foundation and Remember the Women Institute
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Attendees from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Ukraine.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Kori Street receives Tikkun Olam Award

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