What is IWitness?
Over 1,500 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: 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."
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.
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.