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  • Interacting with a ‘virtual’ holocaust survivor

    By Avishay Artsy

    July 2, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Those dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust are facing a difficult deadline. Seventy years after the end of World War II, most of the Holocaust survivors still alive were children or teenagers during the war, and soon even they won’t be able to share their experiences...

  • With fewer survivors around, Holocaust education is in transition

    April 14, 2015 | 11:14 am

    On a recent morning, a group of seventh-graders in Natick, Massachusetts, was absorbed in a video of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s acceptance speech of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

    “Why did he win?” asked their teacher, Tracy Sockalosky.

    She guided the discussion to the...

  • Spielberg announces new genocide research center

    By Ryan Torok

    April 30, 2014 | 10:31 am

    The new Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation — announced April 25 during a press conference at the University of Southern California — represents a milestone for the 20-year-old organization, according to filmmaker Steven Spielberg. 

    Spielberg, who...

  • Spielberg announces new genocide research center

    By Ryan Torok

    April 25, 2014 | 5:25 pm

    A new Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation — announced today during a press conference at the University of Southern California — represents a milestone for the 20-year-old organization, according to filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

    Spielberg, who...

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  • Calendar April 19-25

    By Laura Donney

    April 17, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    SAT | APR 19

    WENDY WALDMAN

    Maybe it’s Coachella, or maybe it’s spring air — but we’ve got a musical week in store for you. Remember Bryndle? One of the 1960s folk-rock bands’ original members is performing tonight. With a long and diverse career, Waldman has written and...

  • A suit and a story

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 2013 | 10:51 am

    It had been a tough week. The more news I read about the Boston bombing, the less I understood. Who were these young men, full of grievance, using a fresh start in America to maim and kill innocents?

    In the midst of the mess, I decided to finally buy myself a new suit. I have...

  • ‘Rescue during the Holocaust’: Honoring courage to resist

    January 23, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    You would not suspect anything out of the ordinary was happening  as the silver-haired interviewee describes his day at the office. But Per Anger and his colleagues in Budapest, Hungary, were on a mission. His self-effacing modesty veils the significance of his role in attempting...

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