What is IWitness?

Over 1,500 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources – the place to participate actively in learning.

Connects

students with the past

Engages

them in the present

Motivates

them to build a better future

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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: Jonathan Friedman

Jonathan Friedman’s class at West Chester University in Pennsylvania is nearly finished with the culminating project of their study of the Holocaust in film: a documentary they constructed in IWitness. Friedman turned to IWitness to include an interactive and creative assessment in his undergraduate course "Holocaust in Film."

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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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Students use embedded tools to build videos, word clouds and other testimony-based projects.

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