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Thursday, February 20, 2014
In time for February’s Olympic Games and Black History Month, two new activities have been published to IWitness, each dealing with racism in different contexts.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Buchenwald camp liberator Leon Bass reflects on the discrimination he experienced while going to college in the United States after his military service.  Leon describes how baffled and angry he felt that he was encountering the same type of prejudice and threat of civil liberties that he fought against during WWII. This testimony clip is featured in the new IWitness Activity, Fighting in the Face of Racism. 
Friday, February 20, 2015
Dachau camp liberator Paul Parks recalls experiencing racial discrimination in the United States after returning home from fighting in WWII.    
Monday, July 13, 2015
Judith Becker describes how her brother was able to still attend a public high school because of his athleticism despite the implementation of the Nuremberg Laws. She also reflects on how the Nazi ideology was taught on a daily basis in German schools.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
We have ample historical evidence that hateful words can be as dangerous as physical violence itself. German poet, Heinrich Heine said in 1821, “He who burns books will soon burn people.”
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Through testimony of genocide survivors from the Visual History Archive, it is possible to examine how stereotypes manifest into society and fuel prejudice.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Holocaust survivor Alexander Van Kollem recalls when stationed as an American soldier in Virginia during the Korean War his first encounter with institutionalized racism as he attempted to take a public bus.