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
them to build a better future
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.
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.
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
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.