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

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Featured Educator: Hrag Yedalian

Yedalian supported the USC Shoah Foundation Education team in the effort of incorporating 12 testimonies from the Armenian Genocide Collection into IWitness.  He worked with professor Hovannisian to develop the Glossary of terms specific to the subset.  The Glossary has since become part of the search tool on IWitness.

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Featured Activity: New Beginnings – Journey to America

"Information Quest: New Beginnings – Journey to America" is designed for students to learn about the experience of survivors who immigrated to the United States in the post-war era. This activity can be used as an extension to Lesson 8 in the Echoes and Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide.

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Auschwitz: The Past is Present Virtual Experience

For four days in January 2015 – survivors, teachers, and students gathered to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Now, you are invited to participate in a powerful virtual experience to hear about their journey first-hand.

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IWitness Video Challenge student projects submitted

Teachers across the U.S. challenged their students to create positive value in their communities as inspired by the testimonies in IWitness.

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Browse clips of testimony addressing more than 50 different topics. Registered IWitness users can search and watch full length testimonies.

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IWitness Activities provide educators and students with tools to work with testimony.

Educators can build custom activities to support learners at all levels, or utilize the myriad of prepared activities.

Students can build their own videos, word clouds and much more.

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