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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By the end of World War II, 96 percent of Thessaloniki’s 50,000 Jews had been killed, but the area’s connection to its Jewish past remains strong. Making that connection stronger, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki recently became the latest access site for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Публічна лекція для студентів НАУКМА та всіх бажаючих 8 вересня о 17.00 у приміщенні Міждисциплінарної програми з юдаїки за адресою Волоська 8/5, 5 корпус НАУКМАДоктор Стівен Сміт продемонстрував заснований відомим кінорежисером Стівеном Спілбергом архів Інституту візуальної історії, що містить 52 тисячі відеосвідчень про Голокост, і основну ідею цього найбільшого у світі зібрання таких документів: яким чином ми можемо навчитися від голосів минулого, щоб розірвати цикл насильства у сьогоднішніх суспільствах?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Despite living and going to school near Kiev, 11th grader Angelina Verbovskaya knew very little about the 1941 Babi Yar massacre when she started her training to lead the new Babi Yar IWalk. “I’m ashamed that I even did not know that Babi Yar is located in Kiev,” Verbovskaya said.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Ukrainian high school students were trained to lead the new IWalk on Babi Yar.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Hansi Keating remembers seeing young boys sent to see the camp doctor who would sterilize them as part of their experimentation. She also talks about how she and few girls from the barrack made escape plans, which ultimately failed.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Benjamin Jacobs discusses how his forced labor assignment was to serve as a dentist in Auschwitz.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Eugene Zinn recounts how he was forced to dig up mass graves because of the stench and his attempt to burn the bodies with wood and kerosene. This is the 50th testimony clip in the series
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Herschel Balter reflects on how important music was to him while imprisoned in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. He sings the same lullaby he used to sing while in the camp. This is the 51st testimony clip in the series
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Technology will enable interactive involvement.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation staff came together last month for a weeklong discussion about how to update its intricate process of indexing each new testimony added to the Visual History Archive.
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.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
For the second consecutive year, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute was selected to participate as a sponsor organization in the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics’ Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) Program.  The RIPS program “provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or the public sector."
Friday, July 30, 2010
From July 26-30, 2010, 18 educators, representing grades 4 through 12, attended the second annual Teaching with Testimony workshop, part of the Institute’s Master Teacher Program.  The workshop provided participants with training on how to develop testimony-based classroom projects and integrate testimony from the Institute’s archive into existing curricula.  Participants are members of the Institute's Teacher Innovation Network.  To learn more about the Master Teacher Program and the Teacher Innovation Network, click here.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Designed for educators, Living Histories:  Seven Voices from the Holocaust, is a series of 7 downloadable 30-minute testimonies, with classroom lessons highlighting a range of eyewitness experiences related to the Holocaust, from the Institute’s Visual History Archive.  Living Histories was piloted in several classrooms across the United States.  One pilot took place in the Spring of 2009 in Merri Weir's history class at Carson High School in Carson, California.  The photos below were taken during a classroom session that focused on one of the seven modules, Howard Cwick, L
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
April 19, 2013April 19, 2013 is the day of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Commemorative events held in Warsaw will honor the memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes.
Friday, December 13, 2013
USC Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 240 How Many Bytes does it Take to Get to the Center? Finding the Human in Digital Humanities
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency launch national teacher training program.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Přihlašte se!Vyplňte online přihlášku (do 30. dubna 2012)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A USC Soá Intézet (Dél-Kaliforniai Egyetem) Nemzetközi Oktatási Programjaa Cseh Köztársaságban, Lengyelországban, Magyaroroszágon és Ukrajnában 2012Jelentkezési a magyarországi programra az online jelentkezési lap kitöltésével MOST!Jelentkezési határidő: 2012. április 20.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
TNT is presenting sponsor with host Jon Stewart, special guest Sandra Bullock and a musical performance by Norah Jones
Saturday, October 29, 2016
A new initiative to digitize the invaluable testimony of Holocaust survivors should help permanently preserve this key resource for future generations, say archivists who are leading the effort.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
USC SHoah Foundation has announced the "Stronger Than Hate" initiative to support educators by providing them with tools and training to responsibly engage their students now and into the future.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's first co-sponsored academic event of the year was a discussion about how atrocities can be stopped by governments and individuals.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Participants from the 2010 Master Teacher Workshop meet a year later to share their testimony-based projects and discuss the progress of piloting them in the classroom.  They also receive continuing education credits.The USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a three-day follow-up workshop for 18 educators who attended the 2010 Master Teacher Workshop, which is the centerpiece of the “Teaching With Testimony” certification program.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010. Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassadors for Humanity Award.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Jacqueline Semha Gmach traveled to Paris last month to oversee the recording of four testimonies for USC Shoah Foundation’s new North Africa and Middle East collection, and returned inspired and awed by the interviewees and their experiences.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
For USC Shoah Foundation’s education department, led by director Kori Street, PhD, being involved in the Auschwitz: The Past is Present program is a historic opportunity to demonstrate USC Shoah Foundation’s commitment to sharing and teaching survivors’ stories.USC Shoah Foundation is partnering with Discovery Communications on the education component of Auschwitz: The Past is Present, a global communications and education program that will support the official observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2015.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Los Angeles, Feb. 17, 2015 – USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is pleased to announce Stephen A. Cozen as chairman of its Board of Councilors. Cozen, founder and chairman of the law firm Cozen O'Connor, will provide leadership to the board, which guides strategic direction and policy on the dissemination, scholarship, and educational use of the 53,000 testimonies in the Institute’s Visual History Archive. Cozen succeeds Robert Katz, who has served as board chair since May 2010.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Bokova discussed the importance of human rights education in combating radical extremism around the world in a talk on February 8 in Leavey Library.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
"Silence is not an option" became the motto of over 100 guests who learned about USC Shoah Foundation’s mission to fight against hatred and intolerance through genocide survivor and witness testimony.

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