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Over 1,300 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources – the place to participate actively in learning.


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Featured Activity: InfoQuest - Ellis Lewin

Seventy years ago, in April 1945, the American troops liberated Ellis Lewin from the München-Allach forced labor camp, a subcamp of Dachau, in Germany.  Check out this Information Quest to learn about his survival story.  Lewin's testimony is also featured in the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide.

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Featured Educator: Johanna Söderholm

For Johanna Söderholm, an English professor at Vaasa University and Abo Akademi University in Finland, there was no better time than now to participate in the Auschwitz: The Past is Present professional development program.  Söderholm joined 24 other teachers from around the world to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland.

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Student Video Essay Contest Deadline

IWitness Video Challenge contest deadline: May 8


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 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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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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