shoah_foundation- 640x360A young scholar will be able to spend one month annually working at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, thanks to a $100,000 grant announced Friday.

The donation by longtime center supporters Gerald Breslauer, Mickey Rutman, Tammy Anderson and Sharon De Greiff will endow an academic research fellowship beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

The new fellowship will be awarded to advanced-standing doctoral candidates “with innovative dissertation research projects in Holocaust and genocide studies.”

“The selected fellow will add to the body of testimony-based research using the Visual History Archive, the world’s largest collection of video interviews from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. The fellowship competition will be open to scholars of all disciplines and from universities worldwide,” according to the center.

The donors said they made the gift “in honor of our close friend Steven Spielberg, whose dedication to preserving the voices of history through testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides couldn’t be more relevant in these uncertain times.”

—City News Service

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