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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Anna Lenchovska, M.D. in Psychology, is the international consultant in Ukraine for USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. For nearly 10 years she has helped develop educational resources on how to use video testimonies in Ukraine classrooms.  Lenchovska also serves as executive director of the Congress of National Minorities of Ukraine. Prior to this she worked in the Ukrainian NGO “Institute of Jewish Studies” and a clinic for child psychiatry and psychotherapy.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Martin Šmok started with USC Shoah Foundation as an interviewer nearly 20 years ago and continues to work with the Institute as its Senior International Program Consultant based in the Czech Republic. Šmok lectures at the Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century teacher education programs held throughout Europe, coordinates outreach efforts and manages the creation of regional testimony-based educational assets.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Dan Morgan-Russell is a junior studying International Relations Global Economy at USC. He is an intern with the Executive Office of USC Shoah Foundation, where he contributes to the mission of stopping conflict through education and sharing testimony. Dan also works as the executive producer of Platforum on Trojan Vision, a nightly news and analysis talk show.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation archivist Sandra Aguilar interprets and formats information and details about the interviewees and the interviews to be brought into the database systems of the Visual History Archive. She is also a liaison between USC Shoah Foundation’s research specialists and database programmers to develop ways for the testimonies to be searched and experienced.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Manuk Avedikyan, currently works in the Collections department at USC Shoah Foundation as the indexer for the Armenian Genocide Testimony Collection. Avedikyan received a master’s in political science at the American University of Armenia and also worked at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan and Armenian newspapers. He also traveled across Armenia and Turkey conducting research on the Yezidis, a religious minority group.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Benjamin Biniaz is a sophomore at Yale University. During his 2016 summer break he is interning with USC Shoah Foundation’s communication department. His family has been involved with the Institute for many years since his grandmother Celina Biniaz and great- grandmother Phyllis Karp gave their testimonies to the Visual History Archive in 1996.  
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Marianne Lère is a Paris-based film & TV producer. In 2016 she joined USC Shoah Foundation as a consultant to executive produce a new collection of testimonies on contemporary antisemitism in Europe and more particularly in France, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden and the UK. 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Dr. Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman is Director of Education at the USC Shoah Foundation. Dr. Wiedeman earned her PhD from UCLA in Education and with an emphasis in applied linguistics and her specialties include K-12 teacher education, biliteracy, instructional design, digital literacy and evaluation. Dr. Wiedeman oversees the Institute’s flagship educational website, IWitness, which makes audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide and mass atrocity accessible to educators and students worldwide. Dr.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, Doris Lazarus has dedicated her career to Holocaust education and remembrance. She has been a Docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for six years and is also a speaker on the Museum's Speaker's Bureau. Additionally, Doris was actively involved with the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Museum as well as the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. From 1994-1998 Doris interviewed Holocaust survivors for USC Shoah Foundation and their testimonies are preserved in the Visual History Archive. 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A social anthropologist, Sandra Gruner-Domic, PhD, is the research expert on the Guatemalan Testimony Collection at USC Shoah Foundation. She is an experienced lecturer in sociology and gender studies at California State Long Beach University and USC. Her research interests are migration and gender, violence, displacement and genocide. Additionally she has researched, taught and published works on migration, race and ethnic relations, process of representation and identity in transnational context, global citizenship u.a. 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Corey Harbaugh is Director of Teaching & Learning at Fennville Public Schools, a community in rural Southwest Lower Michigan.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s liaison in Poland, Monika Koszyńska coordinates the Visual History Archive access sites in Poland; represents the Institute at conferences and seminars; organizes the Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century training program for Polish educators; and coordinates fundraising and other outreach efforts. She is also on the staff of the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews’ education department, a Visual History Archive Access Site.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Kori Street is the USC Shoah Foundation’s director of education. She came to the Institute in 2011 from Mount Royal University, where she was an associate professor and served as chair of entrepreneurship, nonprofit studies, international business and aviation in the Bissett School of Business. After completing a master’s in the History of Education and Gender/Feminism at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Dr. Street received her PhD in history from the University of Victoria in 2001. Dr.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Program Administrator of Audiovisual Collections, Hrag Yedalian joined the USC Shoah Foundation in November 2012. Hrag oversees the expansion of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to include testimony from survivors and witnesses of other genocides and crimes against humanity. Hrag has a background in documentary filmmaking but also has worked in various nonprofits and even state and local government.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Ingrid Alexovics is the head of the Foreign Language Department at Radnóti Miklós Economic Secondary School in Pécs, Hungary. She holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Arts, University of Pécs. She has taught English as a foreign language and English for specific purposes for over 20 years to high school students and adults. She worked as a Fulbright exchange teacher in Atlantic City High School, New Jersey during the academic year of 2009/2010.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Edith Umugiraneza, staff member of USC Shoah Foundation was born in Rwanda and survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but lost most of her family including mother, oldest brother, cousins, nieces, grandparents and uncles. After the Genocide Edith moved to Canada where she finished high school, college and university. In 2004, she moved to Los Angeles where she now lives with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Edith gave her testimony to USC Shoah Foundation and continues to speak about her experience around the Greater Los Angeles area.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Alex Biniaz-Harris is a recent USC graduate, with Bachelor degrees in business and music. Alex has worked for USC Shoah Foundation for three years, as a communications and social media marketing intern. His grandmother, Celina Biniaz, and her parents Phyllis and Irwin Karp are survivors of Schindler’s List. Both Celina and Phyllis’s testimonies are preserved in the Visual History Archive.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Stephen D Smith is the Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi Executive Director Chair of the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, whose Visual History Archive holds 53,000 testimonies of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides. He also holds the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education and is an Adjunct Professor of Religion. He founded the UK Holocaust Centre, The Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. He was Project Director of the Kigali Genocide Centre, Rwanda.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Dan Leshem is Associate Director for Research Director of the USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education. Dr. Leshem holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature & Jewish Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His dissertation, The Language of Suffering: Writing and Reading the Holocaust argued for the necessity of ethical approaches to interpreting Holocaust testimony.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Kátia Lerner worked as interviewer and Regional Assistant Coordinator for USC Shoah Foundation in Rio de Janeiro from 1996 to 1999. After that period, she continued her work as liaison until 2012. Katia received an MA in Social Communication and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, both at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her thesis analyzes the process of shaping the memory of the Holocaust taking as object of study the then called Survivors of the Holocaust Visual History Foundation (from 1994 to 2001).
Friday, April 5, 2019
Maria Zalewska is a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include cinematic representations of the Holocaust; documentary film; national and transnational modes and media of memorialization; digital humanities; politics of technologized memory; place and space in cinema; history as film/film as history; and political economy of film.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Amy Marczewski Carnes, Ph.D. completed her doctorate at UCLA in French and Francophone Studies in 2007.  During graduate studies, she taught French language, literature, film, and culture courses in both the U.S. and in France.  Her dissertation, entitled Remembering Together:  Francophone African Literature’s Re-Imagining of the Rwandan Genocide, analyzes the strategies that literature adopts for memorializing genocide and considers new models of commemoration that may cultivate reconciliation in post-conflict society.