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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Jewish survivor Elaine Siegel discusses her schooling throughout her childhood and teenage years. Her various teachers were Nazis, but only some would include their ideologies into lessons. As she grew up, she was labeled as "Jewish" and faced antisemitism in school.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Holocaust survivor Walter Freitag of New Zealand warned that the world has not absorbed the lessons of the Holocaust, noting in his 1997 interview with USC Shoah Foundation that groups in his country were still “assembling with Nazi intentions,” and that genocide in recent years had raged in Rwanda and elsewhere.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw is now offering educational programming for students that uses the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
After learning the methodology of teaching with testimony and creating new lessons last year, the 2014 cohort of Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century in Hungary returned for their follow-up session to share what they have learned.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency launch national teacher training program.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Educators in Hungary are encouraged to apply for this year’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program. The deadline is April 3, 2016.
Friday, September 20, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 2: Antisemitism.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series continues with Lesson 6: Jewish Resistance.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Today begins a 10-part series that takes a detailed look at each of the 10 Echoes and Reflections lessons. We begin with Lesson 1: Studying the Holocaust.
Friday, September 27, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 3: Nazi Germany.
Friday, August 2, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation recently convened its second Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century seminar in the Czech Republic. Held July 8-12 at the Malach Center for Visual History in Prague, the program attracted educators from throughout the country and also from neighboring Slovakia.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Through the use of excerpts of testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, this lesson will be used to accomplish three specific goals: To inform and educate students about the Sonderkommando.  To inform students about the October 7, 1944 revolt at Auschwitz.  To aid students in examining the significance of men and women contributing to the revolt, as well as, the impact of the revolt on Auschwitz.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Teacher Steve Richardson uses USC Shoah Foundation Institute testimony.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Richard Rozen remembers hiding with his family in an attic of a small cabin on a farm in Poland for over two years. At night when everyone was sleeping Richard’s father gave him writing and reading lessons. Richard’s testimony is featured in the book, Testimony – The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Lesly Culp decided to teach with eyewitness testimony to the Holocaust from the Visual History Archive to teach her students on what it means to be human. An extremely valuable lesson. ‪#‎BeginsWithMe‬ launches in two weeks!
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Educators can finish the school year with a three-part online professional development course from Echoes and Reflections on teaching the Holocaust using testimony from the Visual History Archive and other primary and secondary sources.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Teachers will learn about teaching with testimony and develop their own lesson plans July 2-7, 2017, in Budapest.
Friday, October 4, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 4: The Ghettos.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The first phase of the program in which educator teams developed multimedia lessons from the Hungarian-language testimonies of the Institute’s Visual History Archive ended on April 17, 2010 with an official ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. The program was based on a three-way partnership between the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Educational Research and Development Institute (OFI) of the Hungarian Ministry of Education.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Teachers gathered at Kigali Genocide Memorial for a workshop organized by the USC Shoah Foundation and Aegis Trust IWitness in Rwanda team as part of the Rwandan Peace Education Program (RPEP).
Monday, July 13, 2015
Educators from across the United States are convening at Anti-Defamation League headquarters in New York City today through Friday for an in-depth training on the resources of Echoes and Reflections.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
After several postponements due to the political turmoil in their country, the 2012 Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century Ukrainian cohort finally came together this month for a follow-up session about the lessons they created over the last two years.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Find out what new activities, testimonies and enhancements are coming to IWitness in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
A new group of educators will learn about testimony-based education and develop their own lessons using the Visual History Archive starting today as part the second Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program for Polish teachers.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Educators who have registered for December’s two-part Echoes and Reflections webinar have until Monday, Dec. 15 to complete Part II. The webinar provides in-depth instruction for educators about using the multimedia guide in their classrooms to teach about the Holocaust.
Friday, February 14, 2014
During six days of intensive training at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (MHPJ) in Warsaw, Poland, 10 experienced Polish educators learned how to use USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive in their educational practice.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Local liaisons and educators hosted an ITeach seminar about teaching with testimony at Berzsenyi High School on Saturday, Nov. 8 - the 14th ITeach seminar in Hungary this year.
Friday, January 16, 2015
The Holocaust may not seem obviously relevant for Hungarian students studying for their master’s in social work, nursing and other health-related topics. But a "Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century" graduate is using testimony to teach just such a course
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Today IWitness launched its entire suite of new content and features to coincide with the new school year, including 13 new multimedia activities on a variety of languages and topics.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Segments for the Classroom is a video resource created in response to the interest expressed by educators of students ages 14 and up to integrate testimony with their classroom lessons. Segments for the Classroom consists of seven downloadable clip reels—six in English, and one in Spanish—that contain excerpts of testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive covering a variety of topics including the dangers of stereotypes and discrimination.

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