February 27, 2005 |
California may be the bluest of states, but at an event on the Universal Studios back lot not long ago, everything was bathed in a warm pink light. It brought back days when the country seemed less divided, both color-wise and otherwise, which certainly gave the guest of honor his hue.
June 25, 2012
It's a wrap for the Shoah Foundation Institute's ambitious, 18-year project to gather and preserve testimonies from more than 52,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The foundation, established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg following his making of the movie "Schindler's List," announced Monday that the last interview -- with Hungarian survivor Feher Istvan -- was digitized June 20 and will soon be available to view online, alongside 105,000 hours of oral history from the Jewish Holocaust.
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January 26, 2009 |
Fifteen years ago, nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses began sharing their stories with a group that would come to be known as the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. The testimonies, averaging about two hours each, were documented on videotape, a format whose quality deteriorates over time.
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May 2, 2000 |
Chapman University's Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education is hosting a free Yon Hashoah event at 7 tonight in the Memorial Hall Auditorium, 1 University Drive. The Holocaust Remembrance Day event features a screening of "The Last Days" by Steven Spielberg and the Shoah Foundation, and the program will include the lighting of a candle in memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Information: (714) 628-7377.
December 24, 2010
Most who suffer unspeakably at the hands of others look for ways to forget, to resume a normal life as best they can. Some, however, assume the duty of witness in the hope that truthful memory will protect those who come after them. The passing of these heroic men and women ought not to go unremarked upon. J. Michael Hagopian, who died this month in Thousand Oaks, was one such man. He was just 2 years old in 1915, when his parents hid him in a well behind their home because they believed they were about to be killed by Ottoman Turkish soldiers, who were massacring Armenians across eastern Anatolia.
October 2, 1998
Stage Has having their own TV show spoiled the Groundlings? (Can you be spoiled by a show on FX? . . . Hey, we're just kidding.) The improv troupe launches its latest show tonight, ladies and gentlemen. "Groundlings Hotel and Casino," Groundling Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 934-9700. 8 p.m. Also Saturday, 8 and 10 p.m. Runs indefinitely.