Witnesses to History

The personal testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and rescuers can have a deep emotional impact that stays with students into adulthood. Stream testimony from our collection of videos or arrange for a classroom visit through our network of speakers.

Why Teach with Testimony?

In this video, Holocaust survivors and their families talk about the importance of survivor testimony.

This video introduces viewers to Anna Ornstein, a Holocaust survivor, and several students and teachers who were profoundly impacted by hearing her story.

Using Video Testimony

The experience of listening to a survivor or witness to history can be a powerful learning experience. How do we prepare adolescents to watch, listen, and discuss these powerful stories in a reflective classroom environment? The ideas in our "Using Testimony to Teach" lesson offer suggestions and strategies for viewing testimony and facilitating purposeful reflection with students.

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