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 Educator: Leslie Schaffer
The students in Leslie Schaffer’s Holocaust studies elective last semester didn’t visit a Holocaust museum – with the help of IWitness, they created their own. Schaffer ia a guidance counselor at Abbeville High School in Greenville, SC, who also teaches an interdisciplinary Holocaust elective course.
New Activity: Auschwitz – Inner Strength, Outward Resistance
Through an analysis of testimony, students learn about the resistance efforts that took place in the Auschwitz camp complex and about the meaning of resistance in the context of the Holocaust. Students construct a poem or collage to demonstrate their learning.
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.