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


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Featured Activity: Chance & Choice: A Survivor’s Story

This activity highlights the poem "Could Have" by Wislawa Szymborska and Lusia Haberfeld's testimony to convey the role of both individual choice as well as luck in surviving the Holocaust. The activity culminates with the option for students to create a video project that merges Lusia's testimony with their own voice.

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Featured Educator: Keith Meador

Keith Meador doesn’t mind that his students say they’d rather watch videos in class than listen to him lecture. That’s because the videos they are referring to are USC Shoah Foundation testimonies. Meador teaches junior year American history and a senior elective on the Holocaust at Central High Magnet Career Academy in Louisville, Ky.

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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

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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.

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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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