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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 Educator: Bobbie Downs

Bobbie Downs saw firsthand how genocide affects people when she taught Sudanese refugees in Cairo, and she expanded on this knowledge when she joined survivors, educators, students and thousands of others who attended the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27.

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Featured Activity: Writing in Exile

Celebrate Women’s History Month with your students this March, and learn about the poetry of Lotte Kramer, a German Jew who was placed on the Kindertransport in 1939 and who writes about themes such as exile, family, identity and memory. Students develop important 21st century skills as well as literary analysis, writing and listening and communication skills.

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2015 IWitness Video Challenge Underway

Deadline for student video essay contest: 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 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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