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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Davis Wamonhi’s own students at Kagarama Secondary School in Kigali, Rwanda, inspired him to use IWitness in his classroom.Wamonhi’s history students were invited to attend an IWitness pilot at Gisozi Genocide Memorial, where they were introduced to learning history through video testimonies through USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive educational website.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Customized Education Activities, Once-In-A-Lifetime Teacher Professional Development Program in Poland and Exclusive Virtual Field Trip will be Part of Auschwitz: The Past is Present Initiative
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Auschwitz: The Past is Present will support official activities of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp
Monday, September 15, 2014
One hundred survivors from nations around the world to participate in official observance on January 27, 2015
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Laura Pritchard Dobrin was inspired to create the first-ever teacher-authored activity in IWitness by one of her own favorite educators – and in the process, produced a lesson that teaches students about not just the Holocaust, but also a fascinating poet named Lotte Kramer.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Offered by USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education in support of the official 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the former German Nazi concentration and death camp.
Monday, November 17, 2014
After experiencing intolerance throughout her life, Emily Bengels has strived to model kindness and acceptance for her students at Readington Middle School in New Jersey. Participating in USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education’s professional development program Auschwitz: The Past is Present will, she hopes, guide her teaching of the Holocaust and inspire her students to stand up for humanity.
Monday, November 24, 2014
At 12 years old, Anna Krisztina Berecz first learned about the Holocaust from Miklos Nyiszli’s book Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account.  The experience was so haunting that she decided to forget it as quickly as possible.
Monday, December 1, 2014
When Christa Calkins travels to Poland on USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education’s Auschwitz: The Past is Present professional development program this January, her students back home will be right there with her –at least virtually.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Living and working in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Trebic, Czech Republic, Daniela Vitaskova often teaches history by taking her students to historical sites. As one of 25 teachers chosen to travel to Poland to attend the Auschwitz: The Past is Present professional development program in January, Vitaskova will prepare herself to take her students to Auschwitz later next year.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
More than 100 Auschwitz survivors from at least 17 countries will travel to Poland to participate in the observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on 27 January 2015, on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The official event will be organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the International Auschwitz Council. The World Jewish Congress and the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education will be among the organizations supporting this commemorative event.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
When Keith Stringfellow was about 12, he was reading a book about World War II when his great uncle, a World War II veteran, began telling him about his experiences at Normandy after D-Day. Stringfellow asked him what affected him most during the war, and he answered simply, “Dachau.”
Monday, December 29, 2014
In January USC Shoah Foundation will launch #BeginsWithMe across our online communities. Leading up to the launch we will be sharing videos from our friends and partners who have experienced the power of testimony and the actions it inspires.
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!
Monday, January 5, 2015
Former Auschwitz: The Past is Present teacher Miljenko Hajdarovic announced that he has been chosen to join 300 other educators to completely reform the Croatian national curriculum.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Now former USC students Nitya Ramanathan and Christina Schoellkopf share the first time they watched genocide survivor testimony and how it inspired them to make a real difference in the world.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Australian teacher Sarah Warby describes the profound impact teaching with Holocaust survivor testimony has, especially for one student who changed his life for the better.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Program by Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, USC Shoah Foundation and World Jewish Congress in partnership with Discovery Education
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Arek Herszlikowicz made a split-second decision after getting off the train that surely saved his life.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Israel Arbeiter discusses how he pretended to be an auto mechanic to trick guards into giving him a work assignment at Auschwitz so he could get food and live another day.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Jack Rosenthal remembers his arrival at Auschwitz, where he was separated from his family. He and other prisoners did not know they were targeted for death, so they wrote their addresses on the bundles the guards took from them.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Lilly Tykocinski Butnick talks about the ordeal she was forced to endure when she first arrived at Auschwitz.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Susan Pollack recalls what it was like to be selected for life or death by Dr. Josef Mengele in cursory fashion.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Emerich Fuchs remembers how, upon arriving at Auschwitz, he saw families together on the premises, leading him and other new arrivals to believe that their own families would be able to stay intact.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Branko Lustig, producer of Schindler’s List and our 50,000th interviewee in the Visual History Archive; recalls returning to Auschwitz during the filming of the TV mini-series War and Remembrance. Branko also describes how important it is not only to remember the Holocaust but also for future generations to learn from it.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Dario Gabbai recalls his experiences as a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. He was forced to usher people into gas chambers, and then haul out the bodies, take them to the crematorium, and clean up the room for the next group of victims.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Eva Kor and her twin sister Miriam were experimented on by infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. She describes how one experiment had nearly killed her but she promised herself she would survive.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Roman Kent describes the moment the cattle car door’s opened and the utter chaos of arriving to Auschwitz.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Paula Lebovics speaks on the liberation of Auschwitz as a child and remembers feeling cared for, the first time in her life.

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