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
Featured Activity: Information Quest - The Armenian Genocide
In this Information Quest activity, students will learn about the events leading up to the Armenian Genocide and the experiences of those who survived it. Taking place between 1915 and 1923, the Armenian Genocide claimed the lives of 1.5 million men, women and children.
Featured Educator: Wesley Davidson
An English teacher at Chicago Tech Academy High School, Davidson spent three days this July at the USC Shoah Foundation office in Los Angeles working with the Institute’s education staff to learn more about IWitness and develop new activities. The fellows came from around the country, teaching a variety of subjects and grade levels.
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.
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.