The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 

Primary Source Analysis

In this activity, students will assess the similarities and differences between types of primary sources, 

              formulate an opinion about the strength and challenges of different types of primary sources,

and understand the nature of audiovisual testimony as a primary source of information.

To learn more about the Holocaust and to access our resources, please visit the resources tab on this website. Also, you can view one of our five documentary shorts to hear and see firsthand, eyewitness testimony of a survivor.  You can also learn about our upcoming speaking engagements and view photos from our past events.

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Video footage from the 2019 Duke Coalition for Preserving Memory Reading of Names are available here:  http://bit.ly/DCPMRoN19   and here: 2019DCPMreading

I Am An Eyewitness

This activity allows students to explore how eyewitness testimony can make crucial contributions to the historical record. By closely examining primary sources from eyewitness accounts of the Armenian Genocide, they will consider the value of testimony and conventional documentation of atrocities. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the unique nature of testimony by creating a video journal. 

                                                                                    USC Shoah Foundation teacher resources

Teachers are asked to consider using iWitness from the USC Shoah Foundation to provide first hand testimonies to help students develop a deeper understanding of the significance of genocide. 

I Witness resources effectively integrate testimony into their curriculum to develop students' historical thinking and understanding.

With this awareness, students are encouraged to expand their worldview. 

The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina (the Holocaust Speakers Bureau)

inspires students and members of our community to respect the dignity of all human beings by teaching the challenging

topics of the Holocaust, genocide, and tolerance. We work with schools, museums, libraries and houses of worship to

develop age-appropriate materials, presentations and programs.