Access copies of 7 testimonies given by Jewish survivors in Italian and Hebrew languages.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
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Access copies of 2 testimonies conducted in Italy and/or given in the Italian language. For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
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Access copies of 47 testimonies given by survivors with experiences in Skopje, Macedonia.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
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Access copies of 110 testimonies conducted in Mexico.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
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Access copies of 1094 testimonies conducted in the Netherlands.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
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Access copies of 53 testimonies conducted in New Zealand.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
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Access copies of 53 conducted in New Zealand.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
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Access copies of 57 testimonies conducted in New Zealand, as well as 4 Sinti and Roma survivor testimonies.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
/ Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Access copies of 4 testimonies conducted in Norway.For more information, please contact the USC Shoah Foundation:
/ Tuesday, March 3, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation is pleased to provide closed captioning for IWitness activities and the IWitness Video Challenge, thanks to a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
iwitness / Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Three students from Budapest wrote short stories and poems inspired by testimony that they hope will teach others the importance of acceptance and remembrance.
iTeach, hungary, budapest, Andrea Szőnyi, Paula Lebovics / Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Ian McAvoy, an English teacher at University City High School in San Diego, discovered the IWitness Video Challenge and was so impressed that he invited staff from USC Shoah Foundation to give a presentation on IWitness to the other teachers at his school. One of those teachers, Susan Bristol, found it such a powerful experience that she adopted IWitness in her own classroom.
/ Thursday, March 5, 2015
Most students are probably familiar with the iconic image of an immigrant sailing into New York Harbor under the welcoming arms of the Statue of Liberty. The activity "New Beginnings – Journey to America" introduces students to real people who did just that.
iwitness, IWitness activity, United States / Thursday, March 5, 2015
Paula Tencer describes her experiences of immigrating to the United States and the meeting of family when she arrived. Testimony clip is featured in the IWitness activity, New Beginnings – Journey to America.   
clip, female, jewish survivor, immigration, Paula Tencer, iwitness / Thursday, March 5, 2015
We are hiding from the fact that subsequent to Haman, Hitler was successful in carrying out the genocide of the Jews and the survivors of the Holocaust are better examples than Mordechai or Esther.
purim, op-eds, antiSemitism / Thursday, March 5, 2015
Coenraad Rood reflects on the importance of tolerance, respect and encourages younger people to always stand up to injustice.
clip, male, jewish survivor, Coenraad Rood, future message, Tolerance, 100 days to inspire respect / Friday, March 6, 2015
Nanjing Massacre survivor Guixiang Chen reflects on speaking to Japanese students about her experience and the students react to her testimony.
clip, nanjing survivor, Guixiang Chen, peace, Nanjing Massacre, international womens day / Friday, March 6, 2015
With IWitness in Rwanda entering its third year, organizing partners and educators came together in Kigali last week for a reflective workshop that revealed the incredible impact IWitness has already had on students and teachers.
iwitness, Rwandan Genocide, kigali genocide memorial / Friday, March 6, 2015
Dr. Gardner and Dr. Immordino-Yang will engage in conversation about the art and science of teaching and learning in the 21st century. In an age where information is distributed and consumed widely, the need to develop critical thinkers who behave responsibly in global society grows. In this landscape, empathy becomes an important learning skill, and scientific research holds the potential to inform the ways in which empathy undergirds ethics. In this landscape, how should scientific researchers translate their work for teachers and learners?
/ Friday, March 6, 2015
To commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015, listen to the testimonies of 10 amazing women from the Visual History Archive who all “made it happen,” from standing up to injustice to saving lives during the Holocaust to preserving the memories of genocide victims and many other courageous acts.
international womens day, womensday, #IWD15 / Friday, March 6, 2015
  Ruth Brand talks about the decision to fast on Yom Kippur—also known as the Day of Atonement—in Auschwitz II-Birkenau as a form of resistance.    
religion, religious, holiday, yom kippur, female, clip, ruth brand / Friday, March 6, 2015
On March 8, 2015 there will be events all over the world celebrating the achievements of women for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme Make it Happen encourages action for advancing women’s rights and also recognizing the incredible and courageous work women do in various industries throughout the world.
international womens day, Womens Day, #IWD2015, Womens History Month, résistance, op-eds / Friday, March 6, 2015
Jeannie Woods was the only person from her school in Fort Payne, Al., to travel to Poland for "Auschwitz: The Past is Present," but she made sure she wasn't the only one to experience it.
past is present, poland / Monday, March 9, 2015
Charlotte Adelman reflects on the challenge of having to learn French in school after speaking only Yiddish in her home. However, she still remembers and even sings a Yiddish song that she learned as a child.
female, jewish survivor, Charlotte Adelman, Yiddish language, yiddish culture, singing, music, education / Monday, March 9, 2015
Gerda Klein reflects on daily life while imprisoned in the Merzdorf concentration camp a subsidiary camp of Gross Rosen. She describes her forced labor making textiles and also working alongside German citizens.
clip, female, jewish survivor, gerda klein, escape, forced labor, Gross Rosen, Merzdorf concentration camp / Monday, March 9, 2015
While most scholars listen to testimony for what survivors say about historical events and personal experiences, Isaac Bleaman studies how they say it.
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Jack Pressman describes working at the Reichenau facility under false identity.
clip, male, jewish survivor, jack pressman, Reichenau / Monday, March 9, 2015
Sarah Welbel describes liberation from the Gablonz forced labor camp.
clip, female, jewish survivor, Gablonz forced labor camp, Sarah Welbel, liberation / Monday, March 9, 2015
In February, I participated in an international conference titled Are we losing memory? Forgotten sites of Nazi forced labor in Central Europe. The event organized by the Terezin Initiative Institute and the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec brought together educators, researchers, archeologists and other experts from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany to examine the disconnect between history of forced labor and regional history caused by the ethnic cleansing and population transfers after WWII in regions that were part of the German Reich.  
op-eds / Monday, March 9, 2015

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