Holocaust Education

IWitness-CIJE Jewish Day School Initiative, created in collaboration with the USC-Shoah Foundation, brings first-person survivor accounts into classrooms with interactive activities created specifically for Jewish school communities. Students learn about pre-war Jewish life in Europe, as well as details of survival and heroism in the ghettos and camps, connecting students with this difficult time in Jewish History.
The USC Shoah Foundation and CIJE have teamed up to create the IWitness-CIJE Jewish Day School Initiative to empower educators to unlock the potential of testimony-based teaching in the classroom. Drawing on USC Shoah Foundation’s vast library of audiovisual testimony of survivors and witnesses of genocide, IWitness-CIJE Jewish Day School Initiative encourages students to find inspiration in voices of the past.
We are grateful for the support of the Claims Conference in building this special program.