When teaching topics as enormous and weighty as the Holocaust and genocide, it can be easy to cover the facts and figures without getting to the heart of the matter – the humans affected by the history. The power of testimony is that it exposes students to the ordinary people whose lives were disrupted by world-changing events such as the Holocaust, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide against indigenous people in the 1980s, and the World War I-era Armenian Genocide, among others.
USC Shoah Foundation offers an array of educational products for students ranging in age from kindergarten to college.
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Inspired by the power of story to transform lives, this groundbreaking initiative available in IWitness combines testimony, technology and music to reshape Holocaust education.
USC Shoah Foundation and Delirio Films have completed an animated short film that brings to life the remarkable childhood journey of Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer escaping Nazi Germany, as she faced the choices that made her who she is today.
Since 2005, this unparalleled partnership program of three world leaders in education—ADL, USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem—has impacted more than 85,000 educators, reaching an estimated 8 million students across the United States—and at no cost. Through our Holocaust education programs and resources, educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach this topic effectively.
New video challenge inspires students and educators to fight against discrimination, injustice and hate by using the power of testimony to create a brighter future