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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
April 8 marked International Roma Day, which aims to bring attention to the marginalization and racism affecting the Roma minority in Europe. USC Shoah Foundation educational consultant and historian Mikhail Tyaglyy believes testimony is one important way of fighting against the bigotry and intolerance that still affect people decades after the Holocaust.Tyaglyy spent two years as an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation in the 1990s, conducting around 100 testimonies of Jewish Holocaust survivors, Krimchaks and rescuers in Crimea.
Friday, April 4, 2014
When the first students begin participating in IWalks, USC Shoah Foundation’s testimony-on-location program launching in Czech Republic, Marcel Mahdal will know how meaningful the experience is for them.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
David Tomkins’ students will learn about global rhetorics of survival through testimonies from the Visual History Archive following Tomkins’ teaching fellowship this summer at the USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, April 28, 2014
(From left: Steven Katz, Abraham Zuckerman, Wayne Zuckerman)Abraham Zuckerman spent most of his life bringing honor and attention to Oskar Schindler, who saved his life during the Holocaust. Now, his children have honored Zuckerman himself by helping to bring to life the new book Testimony: The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Davis Wamonhi’s own students at Kagarama Secondary School in Kigali, Rwanda, inspired him to use IWitness in his classroom.Wamonhi’s history students were invited to attend an IWitness pilot at Gisozi Genocide Memorial, where they were introduced to learning history through video testimonies through USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive educational website.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Next year, scholars, students and the public will be able to start watching the 400 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors and witnesses filmed by Dr. J. Michael Hagopian in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. But Carla Garapedian has already watched every single one.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Through her research, writing and teaching, Andrea Peto is introducing her students and colleagues at Central European University to the many scholarly applications of the Visual History Archive.Peto’s research interests are oral history and women’s history, and she has authored books on women’s employment in 1950s, women’s associations 1945-1951, a biography of Julia Rajk and the female perpetrators in Hungary during World War II.
Monday, April 14, 2014
When Ruth Hernandez watched testimonies of Holocaust survivors in IWitness, the stories of people who had to leave their homes inspired her to help modern-day immigrants – and helped her connect with her own family’s history.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Born in Tunisia in 1940, Jacqueline Gmach left at the age of 18. Though her family was not directly in danger, the Nazi genocide remains deeply personal to her. She has devoted her career to educating people about its horrors as well as promoting the Jewish culture its executioners tried to obliterate. A scholar with degrees and credentials from institutions ranging from the Sorbonne in Paris to the University of Jerusalem and the University of Montreal, Gmach serves as project director for USC Shoah Foundation’s Testimonies of North Africa and the Middle East project.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Aegis Trust’s Paul Rukesha helped lead the USC Shoah Foundation mission to Rwanda last week, and reports that the mission was, a very meaningful and productive visit for all involved.
Friday, April 25, 2014
(L-r: Schiff, Pitcher-Hoffman, Merritt)Eighth graders Ayva Schiff and Ruby Merritt received a special delivery yesterday: their award certificates honoring them as regional winners of the IWitness Video Challenge.
Friday, April 18, 2014
University of Southern California digital journalism and history major Christina Schoellkopf will spend the summer conducting research for her senior thesis in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as a 2014 research fellow.
Monday, April 7, 2014
One of Rwanda’s most prolific ambassadors of tolerance and action against genocide is Yannick Tona, who, at 24 years old, has already emerged as a powerful speaker and future leader.