Nate Leipciger shares testimony with students.
Collection

Survivors and Witnesses: Video Testimony

This collection features powerful accounts of the Holocaust, told by survivors, rescuers, and witnesses, selected from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

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At a Glance

Collection

Language

English — US

Subject

  • History
  • Social Studies

Grade

6–12
  • Genocide
  • The Holocaust

Overview

About This Collection

This collection features powerful accounts of the Holocaust, told by survivors, rescuers, and witnesses, selected from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. The videos are divided into three sections: The Nazis in Power: Voices in Europe, The Holocaust, and After the Holocaust. 


See our Teaching with Testimony collection for additional context and guidance on bringing video testimony from this collection into your classroom.

This collection includes: 

  • 22 survivor testimony videos

Preparing to Teach

A Note to Teachers

The resources in this collection, like any examination of the Holocaust, include historical descriptions and firsthand accounts that some students may find disturbing and need to be taught with intention and care. See the Preparing to Teach section of the Teaching with Testimony collection for guidance on teaching emotionally challenging content and establishing context for these videos.

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Resources from Other Organizations

In partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, we created common core aligned activities to teach this material, which you can access on the iWitness Platform. The USC Shoah Foundation also developed guidelines for effective teaching to supplement viewing the videos.
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Created by USC Shoah Foundation

Special Thanks

The video testimony in this collection is from the USC Shoah Foundation—The Institute for Visual History and Education.

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