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July 6, 1998
As Kim Beauchamp watched director Steven Spielberg's cinema epic about American slavery, "Amistad," her thoughts turned to how much richer our understanding of the 19th century would be if modern cameras had existed then. "Wouldn't it be cool if there were videotapes of slaves, or former slaves, telling their stories?" Beauchamp recalled thinking. "We have no perspective." Beauchamp's reaction isn't surprising, given her work.
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July 6, 1998
As Kim Beauchamp watched director Steven Spielberg's cinema epic about American slavery, "Amistad," her thoughts turned to how much richer our understanding of the 19th century would be if modern cameras had existed then. "Wouldn't it be cool if there were videotapes of slaves, or former slaves, telling their stories?" Beauchamp recalled thinking. "We have no perspective." Beauchamp's reaction isn't surprising, given her work.
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March 30, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Trying to preserve video dialogues with industry legends including David Brinkley, Johnny Carson and Oprah Winfrey, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is establishing an Archive of American Television. The project will document conversations with television producers, stars, executive directors and writers. A $50,000 pilot program of four or five interviews will begin within 60 days.
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August 31, 2001
Henry Rosmarin, 75, a Holocaust survivor who mesmerized audiences with his harmonica playing and stories of his imprisonment, died of cancer Tuesday in Van Nuys. Born in Poland, Rosmarin was 17 when he was captured by the Nazis and sent to a German concentration camp at Dyhernfurth. His life was saved by a harmonica, on which he had learned to play classical compositions when he was a boy.
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August 24, 1997
The Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is scheduled to open in New York's Battery Park City on Sept. 15 with a twin mission of documenting the Holocaust and also 20th century Jewish life in general. The new 30,000-square-foot structure, designed with six sides to symbolize the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust, is dwarfed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (265,000 square feet) opened in 1993 in Washington, D.C. But it has some distinctive features.
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September 17, 2005 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
The Shoah Foundation, a repository of Holocaust testimonials established by filmmaker Steven Spielberg, will become part of USC's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, officials announced Friday. Under an agreement between the university and the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, the repository of 52,000 testimonials from Holocaust survivors and witnesses will be transferred to USC in perpetuity Jan. 1.
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April 13, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
A daylong seminar at Valley College and a dialogue with Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone at the Valley Cities Community Center are among a number of events commemorating Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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October 8, 1996
The story of Holocaust survivors ("What if History Suffers Amnesia?" Sept. 29) was an important and moving piece. As a scholar who is studying resistance, I have interviewed and am interviewing former Jewish resistance fighters. Their stories were not so welcome. Their stories are still often not welcome today. In fact, most Jewish and Gentile Americans are completely unaware of the degree of Jewish resistance to the Holocaust. As many as 60,000 Jews joined partisan units (including wholly Jewish units)
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January 25, 2004 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
It was a startling silhouette: a couple sipping moonlight cocktails as a film clip of Adolf Hitler rolled in the background. But awareness of intolerance and hatred is a prime focus of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by producer-director Steven Spielberg. Forget red-carpet arrivals.
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July 10, 1997 | SHAUNA SNOW
ENTERTAINMENT Final Resting Place: Per his request, Robert Mitchum's ashes were scattered at sea from the deck of a schooner, a family spokesman said Wednesday. The ashes were spread Sunday off the coast near his Montecito home using a schooner donated for the occasion by longtime friend and "Davy Crockett' actor Fess Parker. Those on board for the service included Mitchum's wife, Dorothy, son Christopher and daughter Petrine. Mitchum died July 1 from complications of emphysema and lung cancer.
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January 8, 1996 | ROBERT KOEHLER SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Schindler's List" changed Steven Spielberg, and that film's humanistic echoes are still sounding out. The filmmaker's ambitious project, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, is an attempt to get every Holocaust survivor's memories in retrievable, computer form. "Survivors of the Holocaust," on TBS, is that project in a condensed, hourlong TV format.
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