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Esther Clifford remembers the Kristallnacht pogrom including watching a local synagogue being destroyed.
clip, esther clifford, jewish survivor / Monday, October 10, 2016
Luis Hernandez is currently a senior at the University of Southern California. He is pursuing a B.A. in communication, with minors in Film and News, Media and Society. Hernandez is also a communications intern for USC Shoah Foundation. After graduation in the spring Hernandez hopes to attend graduate school for documentary filmmaking.
/ Monday, October 10, 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
USC Shoah Foundation Educational Resources Included in Ukrainian Conference on Roma in the Holocaust
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
Jewish survivor Judy Lysy vividly remembers the embarrassment she felt marching naked after entering Auschwitz and being shaved by male German soldiers. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Social studies teacher Molly Gale learned the ins and outs of IWitness at USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness Summer Institute in Farmington Hills, Mich., this August. But what she appreciated most, she said, was the time she was given to delve deeply into IWitness and work on her own lesson plans before the training was even over. “Usually [at teacher training workshops] they just throw information at you, but here they presented it and then we had hours to work,” she said. By the end of the three-day workshop, “I had practical lessons written and left ready to roll.”
/ Tuesday, October 11, 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
Jewish survivor Roger Abitbol remembers entering a camp run by Italian soldiers and working as a translator for the soldiers. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
clip, Canadian / Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Benjamin Madley Speaks on Genocide of California Native Americans at Center for Advanced Genocide Research
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
Susan Popler is Director of the Visual History Archive Program where she is driving initiatives to reimagine how audiences access, engage with and learn from testimony with the goal of expanding global reach, increasing interactions and impact. Prior to joining USC, Susan was Executive Director of Production Operations at Time Inc. During her 18 year tenure, she worked with magazines such as Time, Life, People, InStyle, and Fortune.
/ Thursday, October 13, 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
Jewish survivor Ilse Zilversmit remembers when the Germans came to take away her grandmother and eventually being taken away to Westerbork with the rest of her family. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Thursday, October 13, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation is sorry to learn of the death of Andrzej Wajda, Poland’s preeminent filmmaker and the director of the 2002 USC Shoah Foundation documentary Pamiętam (I Remember). Wajda died October 9, 2016, at age 90. Wajda survived World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland with his mother and brother after his father, a captain in the Polish infantry, was killed in the Katyn massacre. He joined the Polish resistance at 16 and served in the Polish Home Army until the end of the war.
/ Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor Nachemia Wurman remembers two distinctly haunting episodes of antisemitism he experienced as a young boy in his hometown. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor George Scott remembers encountering a man with a disturbing smile on his face standing on top of a roof where George had gone to hide. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 14, 2016
Jewish survivor Gabor Teller recalls a very emotional experience he had in Auschwitz, seeing his grandfather for the last time. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives collection.
clip, Canadian / Friday, October 14, 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
Jewish survivor Hugo Gutfreund and four other people made the decision to escape from Zloczow and hid in a hole in the ground that an aid provider helped construct for them. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives collection.
clip, Canadian / Monday, October 17, 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
Nearly every day since she first received her teacher’s resource guide from Echoes and Reflections this spring, Becky Henderson-Howie has used it to teach her students in northern New York about the Holocaust. The middle- and high school English, Holocaust and Public Speaking teacher met Echoes and Reflections educator Jennifer Goss at the Belfer National Conference for Educators at USHMM in November 2015, and Goss encouraged her to sign up for Echoes and Reflections’ free online professional development courses.
/ Monday, October 17, 2016
Jewish survivor Walter Absil discusses how he developed his fake name when hiding from the Germans and how he gained the name "Walter Absil." This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Tuesday, October 18, 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
Paula Cuellar Cuellar, 2016-2017 USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Center Graduate Research Fellow, discuss esher dissertation research on scorched earth operations in Guatemala and El Salvador.
presentation / Tuesday, October 18, 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.
/ Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Jewish survivor Henry Morgentaler describes attempting to hide from the German soldiers with his family in the Lodz ghetto for ten days, before being sent to Auschwitz. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre collection.
clip, Canadian / Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In an effort to create a deeper engagement with educators online, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness hosts Twitter chats on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meet fellow IWitness educators, ask questions directly to the IWitness team and join the IWitness community. Follow the IWitness twitter account @USCIWitness
#IWitnessChat / Wednesday, October 19, 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
Jewish survivor Thomas Hecht remembers his sister was somehow connected to the Slovak Ambassador to Madrid, so his family decided to reach out to him and ask for a big favor. This clip is from the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.
clip, Canadian / 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.
indexing, visual history archive / Thursday, October 20, 2016
Arizona State University Professor Anna Holian visited USC on October 10 to give a lecture at the USC Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies. While she was here, she spent two days at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research watching testimony for her new project on Jewish merchants in Munich and Frankfurt after World War II.
/ Friday, October 21, 2016