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Educators can register for a variety of free webinars throughout October and November that will provide an introduction to the resources and teaching strategies of Echoes and Reflections.
echoes and reflections / Friday, October 7, 2016
Much like testimony shows how regimes have constructed borders; testimony demonstrates how individuals can construct bridges to connect with people of different beliefs and identities.
testimony, Tolerance, Election 2016, op-eds / Monday, October 10, 2016
Ukrainian educators can teach about the Roma using the Institute's resources and teacher's guides "Giving Memory a Future," "Encountering Memory," and "Where Do Human Rights Begin."
Ukraine, Roma Sinti, anna lenchovska / Monday, October 10, 2016
Chicago educators will learn about IWitness as an option for helping their students meet the city’s service-learning requirement at a special resource fair on Monday, Oct. 17.
chicago, iwitness / Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Madley gave a lecture on a genocide that hits closer to home, at least in a geographic sense, than any other: the genocide of American Indians in California in the mid-19th century.
cagr / Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Budapest’s Eötvos Loránd University (ELTE) offered its first-ever sign language seminar for hearing-impaired patrons on USC Shoah Foundation and the Visual History Archive on Oct. 6 at the university’s Central Library.
ELTE, budapest, hungary, Andrea Szőnyi / Thursday, October 13, 2016
IWitness has partnered with Participant Media and Bleecker Street Media to provide educational resources for the new film Denial, which tells the true story of the Holocaust denial libel trial between Deborah Lipstadt and David Irving.
iwitness, denial / Friday, October 14, 2016
The conference is “Legal Legacies of Genocide: From Nuremberg to the International Criminal Courts.” USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is one of the presenters.
cagr, schaeffer, Nuremberg Trials / Monday, October 17, 2016
Testimony clips about immigration will serve as the inspiration for students entering this year’s competition, open to grades 6-12.
iwitness / Tuesday, October 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive New Dimensions in Testimony proved once again to be a popular and educational way to learn about the Holocaust when it was presented at the Future of StoryTelling Festival (FoST FEST) in New York earlier this month.
ndt, New Dimensions in Testimony / Wednesday, October 19, 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.
indexing, visual history archive, preserving the legacy / Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Ukrainian high school students were trained to lead the new IWalk on Babi Yar.
Ukraine, anna lenchovska, kori street, babi yar, iwalk / Friday, October 21, 2016
December 15 will mark the beginning of a pilot for a new professional development offering from Echoes and Reflections: a three-hour, self-guided course that teaches educators everything they need to know about using Echoes and Reflections to teach about the Holocaust.
echoes and reflections / Monday, October 24, 2016
The theme of Holocaust Education Week (HEW) 2016 is “Future of Memory.” It will explore how future generations will perpetuate and innovate in the field of Holocaust education and remembrance.
New Dimensions in Testimony / Tuesday, October 25, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation will offer workshops on the Visual History Archive for the dozens of Holocaust scholars from around the world who will attend the biannual conference.
cagr, wolf gruner / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its Spring 2017 Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline who will advance research on genocide prevention through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources
cagr / Wednesday, October 26, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partnered with After School Matters in Chicago for the first time to pilot a brand new IWitness activity “Skittles, Deplorables and ‘All Lives Matter’: Leadership and Media Literacy.”
iwitness, chicago, after school matters / Thursday, October 27, 2016
Madame Xia Shuqin, child survivor of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, traveled from Nanjing, China, to Los Angeles this week to film an interview for USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT) project.
New Dimensions in Testimony, nanjing, Nanjing Massacre / Friday, October 28, 2016
The Junior Interns will spend the next several months engrossing themselves in analyzing what attitudes breed hatred and intolerance, how they can spread positive moral authority and how to become an active participant in civil society, using USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness activities and the Visual History Archive.
junior interns / Monday, October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from postdoctoral scholars for its 2017-2018 Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $50,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding postdoctoral scholar from any discipline who will advance digital genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA).
cagr / Monday, October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2017-2018 Inaugural Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced- standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
cagr / Monday, October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2017-2018 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
cagr / Monday, October 31, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2017-2018 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies. The fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced- standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
cagr / Monday, October 31, 2016
Inspired by the United States’ 2016 presidential campaign, IWitness has just published a new activity that draws on current events to enhance students’ skills in leadership, media literacy and using their voices responsibly on social media.
IWitness activity, after school matters, chicago / Tuesday, November 1, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is calling for applications from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its Spring 2017 Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship.
cagr, cfa, call for proposals / Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The Kristallnacht pogrom was a critical turning point on the path to genocide, and all of our #IWitnessChat participants agreed that using testimony is a meaningful way for students to understand and connect with the event. Hearing survivors’ detailed accounts of this night makes it much more accessible to students.
GAM, kristallnacht, iwitness, echoes and reflections, education. Holocaust, op-eds / Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Mellody and George will be honored for their steadfast commitment to dynamic and innovative humanitarian efforts, and their longtime support of USC Shoah Foundation. Harrison Ford will be one of the evening's special guests.
ambassadors for humanity, Steven Spielberg, george lucas / Thursday, November 3, 2016
On the heels of filming its first-ever Mandarin-language testimony last week, New Dimensions in Testimony added another language to its repertoire of genocide survivor interviews: Holocaust survivor Nimrod “Zigi” Ariav’s Hebrew-language testimony, filmed this week at USC Institute for Creative Technologies.
New Dimensions in Testimony, ndt / Friday, November 4, 2016
On last year’s Giving Tuesday, the USC Shoah Foundation community raised $7,000 to support programs and initiatives to help the Institute change the world through testimony. This November 29, USC Shoah Foundation is counting on you to help reach its goal of $10,000.
Begins With Me, Giving Tuesday / Monday, November 7, 2016
The archive was taken in 56 countries, 21 of which were in Central and South American. Ana is just one of the 1,352 who chose Spanish as their language of choice, while another 560 chose to speak Portuguese.
op-eds / Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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