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Thursday, September 29, 2011
On September 29, 2011, honoring the 70th anniversary of the Baby Yar tragedy, the Ukrainian Cinema Club in Berlin presented a screening of Spell Your Name, a documentary film by Sergey Bukovsky, co-produced by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.  The screening was followed by a discussion with Cristoph Filinger, a journalist and a freelancer at the American Jewish Committee office in Berlin.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
On September 10, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute conducted a seminar at the Ukrainian House national center in Kyiv to train teachers on the use of Pain of Memory, a new multimedia kit designed for educators in Ukraine.  Pain of Memory is a comprehensive kit designed to enhance the educational experience of the exhibition “Shoah by Bullets:  Mass Shootings of Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944.”  Presented by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in partnership with Mémorial de la Shoah, Yahad-In Unum, and the Ukrainian Embassies of Israel, France, Germany, and the United States, the
Friday, October 7, 2011
For the first time, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s collection of more than 430 Italian language testimonies—part of its collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses—will be available online.  Last month, Italy’s Archivio Centrale dello Stato (Central State Archives) launched an online research portal that provides access to the testimonies, as well as to other archival holdings.Read the press release (English or Italian), with video.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Institute has made 2,500 of its testimonies available at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York, NY.  The collection, which will open to the public on the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht (November 9, 2011), includes testimony of Holocaust survivors, rescuers, and liberators.  Press releaseAlbum posted on:  November 7, 2011 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, four inspiring young men from Rwanda's Kigali Genocide Memorial Center spoke about their mission to document the past, and the purpose of taking testimony.  Diogene Mwizerwa, Paul Rukesha, Martin Niwenshuti, and Yves Kamuronsi addressed how they will use the infrastructure of the Shoah Foundation Institute to tell the human story of another genocide as well as other topics such as taking testimony, the complexity of memorialization, and memory in a fractured society.  In addition, the evening included the presentation of a commendation from the City of Los A
Thursday, August 11, 2011
On August 11, 2011, Sherry Bard, the Institute's Educational Programs Project Director, presented at the Teacher Workshop on the Holocaust at California State University, Long Beach.  Teachers spent an afternoon learning about using visual history testimony in teaching about the Holocaust.  They also explored the Institute's new online multimedia application, IWitness, which is currently in beta and being tested by educators and students in pilots across the U.S.Album posted on:  August 22, 2011 
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Last month, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a meeting convened by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.  The meeting brought together delegates from major archives with audio-visual Holocaust testimony holdings; other archives represented included Mémorial de la Shoah, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem–The Holocaust Mar
Friday, July 22, 2011
From July 18-22, 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held its third annual Teaching with Testimony workshop for participants in the Institute’s Master Teacher Program.  “This workshop equips teachers to become ambassadors of testimony-based education in their communities,” Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the Institute, said.  “The rigorous training in which they participate will prepare them to enhance students’ learning through the use of testimony and demonstrate its value to their colleagues in the field.”
Friday, October 21, 2011
From mid-October through mid-December, four staff members from the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (KGMC) will intern at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.Yves Kamuronsi, head of the Documentation Center of the KGMC, and three colleagues—Diogene Mwizerwa, Martin Niwenshuti, and Paul Rukesha—will study the Institute's indexing methodology and lend their expertise to the development of indexing terminology appropriate for the Rwandan Tutsi genocide experience.  They will also spend time learning about the technology being used to preserve the testimonies digitally.
Monday, April 4, 2011
On April 4, 2011, the Institute hosted high school students from San Francisco, who are studying the Holocaust as part of an after school program through the Jewish Family and Children's Services Holocaust Center (JFCS).  Led by JFCS Director of Education Morgan Blum, five students who received the JFCS Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship developed video projects using testimonies in the Institute's archive of Bay Area Holocaust survivors.  The students presented their video projects on topics such as surviving Westerbork concentration camp, partisans, choices, bold instincts, and African
Saturday, February 5, 2011
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute expanded its teacher education efforts to Serbia on 5 February 2011, when Hungarian Regional Consultant Andrea Szőnyi presented at a training on the Methodology of Holocaust Education in Subotica.  During a session of the day-long training organized by TUUM Association for Hungarian-speaking educators, the Institute’s Hungarian Regional Consultant presented the educational use of video testimony, and shared available resources in Hungarian.  This teacher training session marked the first time that the Institute presented our work for local educators in Ser
Sunday, February 27, 2011
In order to mark the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Numerus Clausus law in Hungary, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest has organized an exhibition to commemorate of the event.  The exhibition aims to show the rise in anti-Semitism in the 1920s, and the evolution of Hungarian society from social and political inclusion to one of exclusion.  The exhibition features testimony clips of four survivors from the Institute’s Visual History Archive, as well as posters, prints, news articles, photos, newsreels, radio speeches, and other artifacts.  The exhibit runs from Oct
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Martin Šmok, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Senior International Program Consultant, gave presentations at a training event for teachers organized by Pant o.s.  The event took place at the Summer School of Modern History in Ostrava, Czech Republic on August 29 and 30.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
In July 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held a follow-up workshop for graduates of its Master Teacher Program.  The follow-up workshop provided a congenial, peer-to-peer setting for participants to address program-related issues; present the testimony-based projects they developed during the year, as well as the impact of those projects on students’ learning; consider strategies for making use of IWitness, the Institute’s new online application (http://dornsife.usc.edu/vhi/education/iwitness); and receive information abou
Thursday, April 7, 2011
On April 7, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute honored students from across the University who made short films using footage from the Institute’s archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.  The awards ceremony, screening, and panel discussion, made possible by Visions and Voices and HBO, were the culmination of the Student Voices short film competition, which invited all USC students to use the Institute’s archive in order to shape the conversation about violence and genocide.  Among the competition jury and on the panel was Academy Award-wi