What is IWitness?

Over 1,500 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: Lauren Fenech

In her eighth grade language arts class at Inverness Middle School in Florida earlier this month, Fenech led her students in USC Shoah Foundation’s Pyramid of Hate activity. Fenech plans to incorporate IWitness into her lesson on Kristallnacht later in her Holocaust unit, and she also brought Holocaust survivor Gene Klein to speak to the whole school.

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Browse by Standards now available!

Explore the new user-friendly features in the IWitness Activity Library, redesigned to search more easily through the growing number of activities! Search for activities that meet Common Core, ISTE, NCTE and international standards. You can also filter by activity type, subject area, and closed captioning, as well as save and share your favorites.

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Featured Activity: Choosing to Rescue

In this activity, students will learn about the decisions made by individuals who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Students will locate, describe, and reflect on decision points within the testimony by using a graphic organizer. The activity concludes with students writing a personal reflective journal about the choices rescuers made and discussing their thoughts with classmates.

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IWitness Video Challenge National Winner Announced

Emma Heintz and Natalia Podstawka drew on the power of small acts of kindness to win the 2015 IWitness Video Challenge.

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