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/ Saturday, May 18, 2013
IWitness now offers so many testimony clips and activities in multiple languages that new filters have been added to the Watch page and Activity Library to help users easily discover resources in their own language.
iwitness / Thursday, November 10, 2016
Next Generation Council member Aliza Liberman’s philosophy for philanthropy is simple: “If you feel connected to a cause, you should get involved.” Liberman’s connection to USC Shoah Foundation comes from her upbringing in Panama, where her paternal grandfather immigrated from Poland to escape the Holocaust, in which his entire family was later murdered.
/ Friday, November 19, 2021
One night last week, Megan Maybray was panicking.A Holocaust survivor named Rita Ross was visiting her school, Kennett Middle School near Philadelphia, the next day, but Maybray was having trouble teaching her ESL students about the Holocaust. Her students are new arrivals to the United States and most know little English. Maybray had never really taught the Holocaust before and could tell that her previous attempt to introduce them to the basics had not had much of an impact.
/ Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The fifth annual ucLADINO symposium at UCLA will include a panel featuring USC students who have utilized testimony in their research on the Ladino language.
ucla, ladino / Monday, February 22, 2016
Dimensions in Testimony: Interactive Biography in Spanish Aliza Liberman’s upbringing in Panama is inextricably tied to the Holocaust: it’s where her Polish-Jewish grandfather, a survivor, immigrated to after World War II. This deep connection to the Holocaust is the main reason Liberman chose to support the Institute’s Dimensions in Testimony (DiT) program, which enables people to engage with a prerecorded video image of a genocide survivor by asking him or her questions and hearing the survivor’s answers in real time.
/ Monday, November 30, 2020
Updates to IWitness in time for the new school year will include a suite of Spanish-language full-length testimonies, testimony clips and activities from USC Shoah Foundation’s new Guatemalan Genocide collection.
iwitness, Guatemala, Guatemalan Genocide / Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: SpanishJaime Vandor remembers March 19, 1944, the day the Germans invaded Hungary. He states he was taking a walk with his mother, Anna Vandor, on one of the main streets of Budapest when they ran into his father’s cousin who was then living in the smaller town of Mágocs. This cousin invited Jaime and his brother Enrique to come live with her family in Mágocs, which she considered safer for the Jews than Budapest at the time.
clip, subtitled, jewish survivor, male / Friday, May 24, 2013
Dr. Anne-Berenike Rothstein to Visit USC Shoah Foundation to Research New Ways of Transforming and Mediating Memory of the Holocaust
Dr. Anne-Berenike Rothstein, a researcher in the Department of Romance and Comparative Literature and an Academic Counselor at the University of Konstanz, Germany, will visit the USC Shoah Foundation this fall to conduct research on methods of transforming and mediating memory of the Holocaust. Dr. Rothstein will be in residence at the Institute for two weeks in September 2018 in order to further research on a project which re-conceptualizes a guided tour for a satellite camp of Dachau.
cagr / Saturday, August 4, 2018
New Latin America Partnership Launches IWitness Page Featuring Spanish-Language Holocaust Testimonies
The USC Shoah Foundation and The Latin American Network for Education on the Shoah (Red LAES) today launched a new IWitness web page that offers downloadable Spanish-language educational activities based on testimonies from the 56,000-strong Visual History Archive.
/ Wednesday, November 1, 2023
USC sophomore Dana Austin was interested in Professor Jessica Marglin’s course on the Jews of Spain because of its connection to her Spanish major. But the course actually led to her exploration of a different language altogether, with the help of the Visual History Archive: Ladino.
/ Friday, February 26, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s online exhibit Born in the City that Became Auschwitz is now available in French, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Arabic, Polish and Czech. All versions are available here on the USC Shoah Foundation website.
auschwitz, exhibit, french, German, polish, hungarian, slovak, czech, spanish, russian / Wednesday, February 5, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation and The Latin American Network for Education on the Shoah (Red LAES) today launch an educational partnership dedicated to the study, teaching, and dissemination of Spanish-language Holocaust testimonies in Latin America. The new initiative, announced to coincide with Yom HaShoah, will undertake a range of innovative activities including the creation of a landing page on USC Shoah Foundation’s award-winning IWitness platform that will feature downloadable Spanish-language modules based on testimonies from the 56,000-strong Visual History Archive.
/ Monday, April 17, 2023
The release follows the recent completion of 489 interviews with the survivors of the Guatemala Genocide at the hands of the Guatemalan military in the early 1980s.
fafg, Guatemala, Guatemalan Genocide, iwitness, GAM / Wednesday, March 14, 2018
From Oct. 24-26 at the USC Shoah Foundation office in Los Angeles, education staff guided the attendees through methodologies of building testimony-based educational content in IWitness and discussed plans and expectations for each institution moving forward.
fafg, chile, Guatemala, iwitness, education / Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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
The grandchild of a Holocaust survivor, Aliza Liberman wonders whether her children will feel as connected to its horrors and lessons as she does. As a member of USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council, Liberman is doing what she can to ensure future generations feel that bond by supporting the Institute’s mission.
/ Friday, October 16, 2020
USC Shoah Foundation mourns the passing of Holocaust survivor and friend of the Institute, Julio Botton. Julio first recorded a testimony for the Visual History Archive in 1998 and in March 2020 recorded a Dimensions in Testimony interactive biography in Spanish. He was also an active speaker for many years with the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City and elsewhere.
in memoriam / Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Iako Behar and his family emigrated from Bulgaria to Mexico after the war. Iako discusses in Spanish the cultural differences between the two countries but also reflects on how welcoming the Mexican community was to his family.
clip, male, mexico, jewish survivor, iako behar, bulgaria, spanish / Friday, February 21, 2014
Betty Grebenschikoff and Ana María Wahrenberg were inseparable best friends before the Holocaust. Separated when their families each fled the Nazis, they each believed the other had perished. They were reunited just a few short months ago thanks to a combination of international partnerships, astute research, and the power of survivor testimony.
GAM / Friday, April 9, 2021
Political scientist Yael Siman used to think she couldn’t be part of the Holocaust studies field because she’s not a historian. But after discovering USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, she has embarked on her own research project and has even begun collaborating with the Institute’s education department on new lessons for university students.
/ Monday, May 15, 2017
Ita is a cataloguer and indexer of Holocaust survivors testimonies. She also worked as a translator. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, as well as conversant in Yiddish. Ita Gordon trained interviewers in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; she trains and mentors prospective cataloguers and indexers. Representing the Institute, Ita reached out to community leaders in South America, especially in Brazil, during the early phase of collecting survivor testimony.
/ Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG) has collected more than 500 video interviews from Guatemalan survivors and witnesses in Guatemala. All conducted in Spanish or K’iche’, the testimonies are being preserved and indexed by USC Shoah Foundation, which began adding them to the Visual History Archive in 2016. Currently there are 32 testimonies searchable in the Visual History Archive. FAFG continues to collect and grow the Guatemalan testimonies and collection.
/ Monday, October 21, 2019
Ivana Hajičová is the head of the English Department at Archbishop High School in Prague, Czech Republic. She holds a master’s degree in English and Spanish for Translating and Interpreting from the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, in Prague. She also has a master’s degree in Applied Ethics from the Catholic Theological Faculty, Charles University. Although she originally started her career as a formal linguist at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, CU, she has taught English for over 20 years to high school as well as university students.
/ Monday, March 24, 2014
Access copies of 4 testimonies given by Jewish Survivors in Dutch, English, German, and Spanish.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:Tel: +1 213 740 3756Email: email@example.com
/ Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Lilia Tomchuk, a PhD candidate at the Fritz Bauer Institute at Goethe University Frankfurt, has been awarded the 2021-2022 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research. She will be in residence at the Center in Spring 2022 in order to conduct research for her dissertation, which is entitled “Dimensions of Jewish Women's Experiences During the Holocaust in Occupied Ukraine.”
cagr / Monday, January 3, 2022
Professor Alejandro Baer, now from the University of Minnesota, was first attracted to USC Shoah Foundation in 2000, when it was titled Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and was deep into its project to collect 50,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors around the world.
/ Wednesday, September 2, 2015
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 31, 2016 – In preparation for the new school year, USC Shoah Foundation unveils its annual update of IWitness, a free online resource that is among the world’s foremost education tools for teaching compassion.
/ Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Syuzanna Petrosyan is a candidate for a Master's Degree in Public Diplomacy at USC's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. As an intern at USC Shoah Foundation for almost two years, she has worked mainly with the department of research and documentation. Syuzanna currently serves as an executive producer for Anneberg’s digital news site, Neon Tommy and is a senior editor for USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine. Syuzanna holds a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from University of California, Irvine.
/ Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Access copies of 3 testimonies given in English and Spanish languages.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
/ Thursday, January 8, 2015