Past, Present and Future: Redesigned Visual History Archive to Expand Global Access to Holocaust and Genocide Testimonies (USC Shoah Foundation)

USC Shoah Foundation: Past, Present and Future: Redesigned Visual History Archive to Expand Global Access to Holocaust and Genocide Testimonies . “USC Shoah Foundation today releases a complete redesign of its Visual History Archive (VHA), the world’s largest collection of primary source video testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.”

USC Shoah Foundation: Public Launch of the New Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation: Public Launch of the New Visual History Archive. “Join us on campus or on Zoom for the public launch of USC Shoah Foundation’s new Visual History Archive (VHA) platform. With advanced new search functions and robust project management tools, the new VHA enables scholars, researchers and educators to connect with the 55,000 testimonies of Holocaust and genocide survivors and witnesses in a way that has never been possible until now.” November 9th, virtual and in-person. Admission is free but you have to register.

USC Shoah Foundation: New IWalk Takes Users on Virtual Tour of 1941 Babyn Yar Massacre Site

USC Shoah Foundation: New IWalk Takes Users on Virtual Tour of 1941 Babyn Yar Massacre Site. “Eighty-one years ago today Nazi soldiers and their collaborators committed one of the largest single massacres of the Holocaust with the murder of close to 33,000 Jews in the Babyn Yar ravine in Ukraine. The site of the atrocity on the outskirts of the capital Kyiv is now a memorial that people anywhere can visit with a new Virtual IWalk released by USC Shoah Foundation earlier this year.”

Associated Press: Rohingya seek reparations from Facebook for role in massacre

Associated Press: Rohingya seek reparations from Facebook for role in massacre. “For years, Facebook, now called Meta Platforms Inc., pushed the narrative that it was a neutral platform in Myanmar that was misused by malicious people, and that despite its efforts to remove violent and hateful material, it unfortunately fell short. That narrative echoes its response to the role it has played in other conflicts around the world, whether the 2020 election in the U.S. or hate speech in India. But a new and comprehensive report by Amnesty International states that Facebook’s preferred narrative is false.”

WFMJ: Digitized Holocaust survivor testimonies available on Youngstown Jewish Federation Website

WFMJ: Digitized Holocaust survivor testimonies available on Youngstown Jewish Federation Website. “Newly digitized recordings of the testimonials of Holocaust survivors are now available on the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s website. The Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council teamed up with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society to digitize numerous analog audio and video recordings of these testimonies contained in the Dr. Saul Friedman Collection.”

University of North Carolina Greensboro: Museum Studies Program Creates Ukraine History Exhibit For Schools

University of North Carolina Greensboro: Museum Studies Program Creates Ukraine History Exhibit For Schools. “Growing up, Dr. Anne Parsons was told that her Jewish family members from Ukraine died in a fire during the Holocaust. It wasn’t until she started researching the Nazi’s genocide of Jews of Ukraine that she learned her family was part of one small village’s show of resistance. Together with graduate students in UNC Greensboro’s Master’s in History and Museum Studies Program, the associate professor and director of public history envisioned a Holocaust exhibit specifically focused on the events in Tuchyn, Ukraine during World War II.”

Catholic News Agency: Records of Jews who sought Vatican help during Holocaust to go public

Catholic News Agency: Records of Jews who sought Vatican help during Holocaust to go public. “Relatives of Holocaust survivors and victims can now look through the files of more than 2,700 Jews who sought help through Vatican channels to escape Nazi persecution before and during the Second World War. The archives have gone public on the internet at the request of Pope Francis.”

Algonquin College: AC students developing resource database on the Yazidi genocide

Algonquin College: AC students developing resource database on the Yazidi genocide. “Learners in the at Algonquin College are developing an online resource cataloguing the genocide against the Yazidi people. In partnership with Yazidi Legal Network, the resource will serve as a database on crimes against Yazidis for human-rights lawyers and activists. Yazidis are Kurmanji-speaking peoples indigenous to Kurdistan. Canada has officially recognized the genocide of the Yazidi people by Daesh, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”

Bellingcat: Russia’s Bucha “Facts” Versus the Evidence

Bellingcat: Russia’s Bucha “Facts” Versus the Evidence. “Initial reports from human rights organisations on the actions of Russian forces have detailed violence targeting civilians. Interviews with local residents, meanwhile, have accused Russian troops of carrying out summary executions of unarmed men over suspicions they had fought for Ukrainian armed forces in the Donbas in 2014, or even ‘simply for having a tattoo of Ukraine’s national emblem’. Russian officials have pushed back against these claims.”

Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya: report (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya: report. “A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority years after such behaviour was found to have played a determining role in the genocide against them. The report shared exclusively with The Associated Press showed the rights group Global Witness submitted eight paid ads for approval to Facebook, each including different versions of hate speech against Rohingya. All eight ads were approved by Facebook to be published.”

Fredonia State University of New York: SUNY Fredonia archives preserves Holocaust survivors’ memories

Fredonia State University of New York: SUNY Fredonia archives preserves Holocaust survivors’ memories. “How Holocaust survivors who relocated to western New York recalled their German camp experiences in interviews they gave more than three decades ago have been preserved in a digitalization project undertaken by Special Collections and Archives at SUNY Fredonia.” The interviews are not yet available online; that happens later this spring.