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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
A USC Shoah Foundation film crew is recording four new testimonies in Central Europe this week at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Mauthausen, the Warsaw Ghetto and other historic sites. The project to capture the 360-degree testimonies stems from a partnership with the International March of the Living program.
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.
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.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Join us for a panel discussion on the role of international institutions, NGOs and civil society in addressing and preventing mass atrocities, featuring USC Shoah Foundation Director of Education Kori Street and USC International Relations Professor Douglas Becker. USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room 350 Contact: vhi-academic@dornsife.usc.edu  
Friday, September 7, 2012
In July, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held a follow-up workshop for graduates of the 2011 Master Teacher Program.  Participants reconvened as a professional practice- and learning-community after using testimony in the classroom during the past school year.  MoreAlbum posted on:  September 7, 2012 
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 
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Northwestern University Library has just become the first institution in Illinois to offer complete access to the nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses contained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive.
Friday, November 2, 2007
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Monday, October 14, 2013
“Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the North Caucasus, 1942-43” Lecture by Crispin Brooks (USC Shoah Foundation) Crispin Brooks, curator of USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, will present a paper that examines the parallels of Nazi and Soviet Mass Violence in the Karachai autonomous region, 1942-43. Sponsored by Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies. USC Social Science Building, Room 250 Contact: vhi-academic@dornsife.usc.edu
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 
Friday, February 27, 2015
Ruth Bachner recalls how her family was saved by Father Bruno Reynders who organized different locations for her family members to hide. Ruth recalls how she and her brother lived in a convent while her parents stayed in a separate location in Belgium.
Monday, October 14, 2013
A Conversation Between Professors Yehuda Bauer (Hebrew University, Emeritus) and Xu Xin (Nanjing University)Noted Holocaust scholar Professor Yehuda Bauer is Professor Emeritus of History and Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Academic Advisor to Yad Vashem. Credited with widely expanding Holocaust education within Chinese academia, Professor Xu Xin is the Director of the Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies at Nanjing University, where he initiated the undergraduate and graduate Jewish Studies programs.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Az összesen 20 videó-interjúból álló felületen a látogatók az egyes túlélők élettörténeteit láthatják. A vetített felület két szélén érzékelő kamerákat helyeztek el, melyek az indítási pontra álló látogató irányító kézmozdulatát érzékelve kinagyítják a látogató által kiválasztott videót és hanggal együtt lejátszanak egy néhány perces részletet az interjúból. Az kiválasztott interjú meghatározott helyről, egy látogató által  "indítható", de a kiemelt részletet a többi jelen lévő látogató nézheti, hallgathatja.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute organized a symposium for educators and leaders of partner organizations in Rwanda and South Africa on July 25 and 26.  The symposium, titled Teaching, Testimony, and Transformation:  Global Landscapes, centered on the educational use of Holocaust and genocide survivor testimony in the classroom setting.  Participants worked towards a shared understanding of opportunities and challenges that educators face in different countries and the factors that contribute to convergences and divergences in education across national borders.  They also explore
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.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
On January 26, 2012, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., the USC Shoah Foundation offered a lecture entitled I Wanted to Prove Myself to the Men:  Female Perpetrators in the Killing Fields of the Holocaust, in the Social Sciences building on the USC campus.  The lecture featured Wendy Lower, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of History and lecturer at Maximilians University, Munich.  Drawing from wartime documents, postwar trials, private letters, and interviews, this lecture focused on outstanding cases of women who participated in the Holocaust, some in ghetto liquidations and mass shootings of Poli
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, 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
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Institute recently conducted its inaugural Leichtag Family Foundation Master Teacher workshop, Teaching with Testimony, for middle and high school teachers in Southern California.  The goal of the workshop was to provide participants with training on how to develop testimony-based classroom lessons 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 workshop and Teacher Innovation Network, click here.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
From August 1-3, the USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education, held a best practices workshop for graduates of the Master Teacher Program, a professional development program for educators that centers on the use of Holocaust and genocide eyewitness testimony in the classroom.  MoreAlbum posted on:  August 6, 2012 
Monday, April 16, 2012
Yehuda Bauer, one of the foremost authorities on the subject of the Holocaust, made an exclusive trip to Los Angeles to give the Institute's inaugural Yom Hashoah lecture on April 16.  Bauer, who is the Institute's scholar-in-residence, discussed the roots of genocide and realistic approaches to overcoming it.  ListenAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The USC Institute of Armenian Studies held a gala banquet on April 15 to honor the Institute for championing the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project, which aims to digitally preserve all existing eyewitness testimony related to the genocide.  The Armenian Film Foundation’s interviews will be the first collection in the project.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Arnold Spielberg, father of USC Shoah Foundation Institute Founder Steven Spielberg, was honored with the Institute's inaugural Inspiration Award at a private luncheon in Los Angeles, on April 26.  Arnold was recognized for his many years of mentorship and support of the Institute's work, especially in the area of humanity through technology.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Thursday, November 3, 2011
McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has become the first site in Canada with access to the Institute's Visual History Archive (press release).  The University hosted an event on November 3 to celebrate the launch of the archive; Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning film producer and Holocaust survivor whose life story is preserved in the archive, spoke at the event.Album posted on:  November 7, 2011 
Monday, August 31, 2009
A team of historians, technology professionals, software engineers, and experts in information management developed the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's cataloguing and indexing systems, in order to make the more than 100,000 hours of testimony searchable.Learn more about cataloguing and indexing.Album posted on:  August 31, 2009 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Genocide survivor Consolée Uwamariya learns video testimony indexing.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
TV broadcast features seminar.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The inaugural workshop of the Institute's Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program ran from July 1-6 at Central European University in Budapest.  The program for teachers in Europe provides professional development training centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.  Twenty teachers from across Hungary (and three from Hungarian-speaking regions beyond the national border) completed the workshop, which prepared them to produce their own testimony-based classroom lessons and activities. 
Wednesday, June 6, 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 JCPenney®.  Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J.

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