What is IWitness?
Over 1,300 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources – the place to participate actively in learning.
students with the past
them in the present
them to build a better future
Featured Activity: Chance & Choice: A Survivor’s Story
This activity highlights the poem "Could Have" by Wislawa Szymborska and Lusia Haberfeld's testimony to convey the role of both individual choice as well as luck in surviving the Holocaust. The activity culminates with the option for students to create a video project that merges Lusia's testimony with their own voice.
Featured Educator: Keith Meador
Keith Meador doesn’t mind that his students say they’d rather watch videos in class than listen to him lecture. That’s because the videos they are referring to are USC Shoah Foundation testimonies. Meador teaches junior year American history and a senior elective on the Holocaust at Central High Magnet Career Academy in Louisville, Ky.
2015 IWitness Video Challenge Launched
USC Shoah Foundation launches 2nd annual video essay contest
Challenge your students to create positive value in their communities as inspired by the testimonies in IWitness
Auschwitz: The Past is Present global campaign
In support of the observance of the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2015, this campaign engages a new generation in awareness, remembrance and community building.