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Reminder: The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship 2018 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers. The Vivian G.

Re: Legal/ethical issues in oral history-Slander/Libel

Hello Jodine,

I'd encourage you to get legal advice on this issue. In the US, if you were to put the story online and it did turn out to be libelous, your institution would be a second publisher of the content and therefore equally responsible. Whether there would be any risks associated with recording the narrative in the first place, I do not know. Your institution will have a better sense of what level of risk they'd be willing to take on.