lesson / Thursday, May 9, 2013
Watch a video about the 2011 Master Teacher Workshop "Teaching With Testimony," held on the USC campus.
mtw, promo, 2011, education / Monday, May 13, 2013
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USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has added a collection of testimonies of survivors and rescuers from the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide to its Visual History Archive. This marks the first integration of testimonies outside of Holocaust survivors and witnesses into the Visual History Archive.
rwanda, collection, expansion, aegis, kigali genocide memorial, kgm, Freddy Mutanguha, Stephen Smith / Friday, April 19, 2013
In the nineteen nineties, videotape was the most effective format on which to record the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. But like all physical storage media, tape has a shelf life, and in 2008 the Institute and USC Information Technology Services (ITS) started a multimillion-dollar project to digitize the entire Visual History Archive.
archive, preservation / Monday, May 13, 2013
The winner of the 2013 Student Voices Short Film competition, Cecilia De Jesus's film tells a compelling story of a young girl's journey through the use of sand animation.
sv2013, student film, student voices, animation / Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Nicole Watkins serves as the Director of Donor Relations for USC Shoah Foundation’s Advancement team and is responsible for managing our donor relations program, stewarding our community of donors and producing the Annual Impact Report. Prior to joining USC 12 years ago, Nicole managed the Los Angeles region of Operation Hope’s Banking on Our Future program. Nicole received her MBA, Masters in Television, Radio and Film, and undergraduate degree in Speech Communication from Syracuse University.
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Doug oversees the Institute’s relationships with ProQuest, the distributor of the Visual History Archive (VHA), and the institutions that subscribe to the VHA, and also provides technical and content support to library staff, students, and researchers. In addition, he works on a variety of other projects for the Institute’s technology group under the Visual History Archive Program including the current re-development of the Institute’s web applications, IWitness and VHA.
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Mills Chang is the Senior Software Architect leading the software development of USC Shoah Foundation ITS Department. Mills received his Master in Computer Science from USC in 2002 and joined USC Shoah Foundation in May 2008.
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Daryn Eller manages the Institute’s institutional media collection and participates in cataloging the Visual History Archive testimonies. She previously worked as a magazine and book writer, has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, and a masters in library and information science from San Jose State University.
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Zachary Goode fulfills most filming and editing requests that come to ITS.  He also helps oversee the digitization and quality control of new collections. He received his M.F.A in Film Production from the Chapman University.
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Michael Russell is a lead web developer at USC Shoah foundation. He received a BA in French from University College London, England, and has been a software engineer in the Los Angeles area since 1983.
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Inna Gogina is the archivist of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. Prior to that, she has worked at USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education in a variety of capacities since 1999, including assistant production coordinator, historical content analyst, coordinator of international programs, and international digital education associate.
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Francesca is the Liaison between Operations and other Shoah Foundation departments as well as visitors, scholars, and guests.   Other responsibilities include institute travel and reimbursements, scheduling, and guest relations. A native Italian speaker, Francesca worked as a translator and interpreter before joining the institute. Prior to that she worked as a fashion designer for 12 years.  She received a BA in Linguistics from USC and an AA in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
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Crispin Brooks is the curator of the Institute’s Visual History Archive. He holds a M.Phil. in Russian Literature from the University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies and a diploma in translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists. His academic publications include two works on Russian avant-garde poetry; his current research interests include the Holocaust in Ukraine and the North Caucasus.
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Andrea Szőnyi is based in Budapest (Hungary) and oversees the Institute's international educational programs including content development, professional development programs and partnerships. Andrea has a background in education, she has her MA from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and worked as a highschool teacher for several years. She is an expert member of the Education Working Group of the Hungarian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
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View “The USC Shoah Foundation Story,” a video about the Institute's history and its current mission at the University of Southern California.
shoah, promo / Wednesday, May 15, 2013
promo / Wednesday, May 15, 2013
BALTIMORE, MARYLANDEchoes and Reflections, a groundbreaking multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust, has been honored for its use of visual history testimony and its educational website by t
echoes and reflections, curriculum, yad vashem, adl, anti-defamation league, education / Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp)(generic)Ravensbrück (Germany, Concentration Camp)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Drancy (France: Concentration Camp)Neustadt-Glewe (Germany: Concentration Camp)
full, testimony, jewish survivor, chapman, female / Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Barbara Gerson Born May 30, 1924Warsaw, Poland Date of Interview December 4, 1997 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:29:15 Ghetto(s) Czestochowa (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Tschenstochau (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic) Other experiences War crimes trial participant
full, testimony, chapman, female, Barbara Gerson, jewish survivor / Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Ralph Fischer Born November 28, 1922Lódz, Poland Date of Interview February 5, 1996 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:14:43 Ghetto(s) Lódz (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Mauthausen (Austria: Concentration Camp)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Ebensee (Austria: Concentration Camp)
full, testimony, chapman, jewish survivor, Ralph Fischer, male / Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Jack Lewin Born April 13, 1927Lódz, Poland Date of Interview January 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:56:35 Ghetto(s) Lódz (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland: Death Camp)Trzebinia (Poland: Concentration Camp)
full, testimony, chapman, male, jewish survivor, Jack Lewin / Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Henry Wellner Born February 16, 1920Sosnowiec (Kielce), Poland Date of Interview November 29, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 2:16:41 Camp(s) Gross Rosen (Germany: Concentration Camp)Gross Sarne (Germany: Concentration Camp)Klettendorf (Germany: Concentration Camp)Sakrau (Germany: Concentration Camp)
full, testimony, jewish survivor, male, chapman, Henry Wellner / Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Biographical Information about Sam Steinberg Born September 1, 1928Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland Date of Interview March, 27, 1995 Location of Interview California, U.S.A. Length of Interview 1:18:49 Ghetto(s) Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland: Ghetto) Camp(s) Auschwitz (Poland: Concentration Camp) (generic)Flossenbürg (Germany: Concentration Camp)
full, testimony, chapman, jewish survivor, male, Sam Steinberg / Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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