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  • Shoah archive expanding to include testimonies of Rwandan genocide

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 8, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is expanding its visual history archive to include video recordings of testimonies about genocides other than the Holocaust, starting with a collection of 50 testimonies by survivors of the 1994 genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda.

    It will be the first...

  • JTA launches online archive with a quarter-million articles

    May 4, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    JTA has launched a digital archive containing 250,000 articles dating from 1923.

    The JTA Jewish News Archive, which is searchable and free for the public to use, was launched officially Tuesday evening with a celebration at the Center for Jewish History in New York.

    Highlights of...

  • U.S. court rules for Chabad

    June 20, 2008 | 2:28 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—A U.S. appeals court ruled that a decades-old struggle between Chabad-Lubavitch and the Russian government over a seminal Lubavitch archive can proceed in the American courts.

    For decades, Chabad has appealed to the Soviet and later Russian governments to return the...

  • D.C. museum launches service for Holocaust archive searches

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Digital technology will allow Holocaust survivors, researchers and others access to one of the largest troves of Nazi-era documents -- but at a pen-and-paper pace.

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum told survivors' groups last week that searches of the digital version of the Bad...

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  • The Archivist

    By Dara Lehon

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I've always been a pack rat. I used to save every letter I got, every note I drafted but didn't mail, every card to every gift. My scribbled-in Hello Kitty diary and my first-ever plastic address book (the red one with hearts) that stored vitals for my camp friends, crushes and...
  • Better late?

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Survivors blast Holocaust Museum over archive access restrictions

    By Edwin Black

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust survivors are venting their anger at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington over its decision not to allow immediate electronic access to the long-secret records of the International Tracing Service at Bad Arolsen, Germany.

    Many survivors and members of...
  • Shoah Foundation Makes USC Its Home

    By Tom Tugend

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With a mixture of elation and nostalgia, filmmaker Steven Spielberg last week formally turned over his Shoah Foundation, with 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses, to the University of Southern California.

    "I feel like a proud and wistful parent whose...

  • Chabad Sues Russia to Recover Texts

    By Lisa Daftari

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In a continuing effort to recover an archive of century-old original manuscripts and texts left behind in the former Soviet Union in the early 20th century, Chabad is taking the Russian Federation to the International Court of Law.

    A Santa Monica-based law firm has filed suit on...

  • Teach Your Children Well

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    After videotaping the testimonies of more than 50,000 Holocaust survivors during the past seven years, a foundation created by filmmaker Steven Spielberg will now shift its focus to an even more daunting task, a worldwide educational campaign against prejudice, intolerance and...

  • Searching Jewish L.A.

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Journal web site at www.jewishjournal.com now features a search engine that allows users to find articles that have appeared in past issues of the newspaper. The engine, pictured at right, can search by author, keyword, date or title.



    To access the engine, click on...

  • How to Search The Jewish Journal’s Archives

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Tips for Searching

    At its simplest, a query can be just a word or a phrase. Here are some tips to make your search more effective.

    • Look for words with the same prefix. For example, in your query form type key* to find key, keying, keyhole, keyboard, and so on. Search for all forms...

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