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


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them in the present


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Featured Educator: Steven Howell

Steven Howell teaches at James A. Garfield High School, a small rural school in Garrettsville, Ohio.  As an educator, Howell believes that the Holocaust teaches students important lessons, including the power of prejudice, the fragility of humanity, and the sometimes fearful amount of power we place in others. They also learn that it could be repeated.

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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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Featured: InfoQuest - Howard Cwick

Although our life stories are derived from the culmination of our experiences, there are many defining moments along the way. Featured to honor the 70th anniversary of liberation of Buchenwald, this Information Quest invites you to view Holocaust liberator, Howard Cwick’s overarching life story and his experience of liberating the German concentration camp in April 1945.

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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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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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