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: Larry Mikulcik

Teaching history and English language arts at William Derby School, Larry Mikulcik has found that IWitness gives students an emotional, personal connection to the Holocaust through the testimonies of survivors, and it “connects students directly to the past and the lessons we need to learn.”

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Featured Activity: InfoQuest - Eva Slonim

In this Information Quest students learn about the experiences of Eva Slonim, a Holocaust survivor who was imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1931, Eva was deported to Auschwitz at the age of 13 y.o.

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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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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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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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View student projects and hear from educators about how successfully IWitness works in their classrooms.

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