I-witness field school

Iwitness field school
Expand your horizons and encounter life-changing experiences on the I-witness Field School.

"It can bring you to a place that most classrooms can't."

The purpose of the Field School is to explore the ways in which the Holocaust is memorialized in Central Europe and to build an understanding of how the lessons of the Holocaust are relevant in today’s world.

Students in this 3 unit, 400-level course have the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of antisemitism, racism, religious intolerance, homophobia and the stigmatization of the mentally and physically disabled communities. 

Never forget! -UVic Holocaust Field School

Watch the Humanities Field School video - there is something in each field school that can't be learned in class!

Introducing the 2016 I-witness Field School

2016 Field School Project Blog.

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We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the following people and organizations who donated to the 2016 Field School  

  • European Union Centre of Excellence (UVic, BC) 
  • Lohn Foundation (Vancouver, BC)
  • Pekarsky Family Foundation (Vancouver, BC)
  • The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island
  • Victoria Holocaust Remembrance and Education Society
  • Zalkow Foundation
  • Sandi-Jo Ayers (Victoria, BC)
  • Arlette Baker (Victoria, BC)
  • David W. Blades (Victoria, BC) 
  • Moriss Bleviss (Victoria, BC)
  • David and Zita Conway (Victoria, BC)
  • Mike Goldstein (Victoria, BC)
  • Lynn V. Greenhough (Victoria, BC)
  • Marsha P. Hanen (Victoria, BC)
  • Susan Harrison (Victoria, BC) 
  • Lloyd Howard (Victoria, BC)
  • Karen Jensen (Victoria, BC) in honour of the late Norman Levi, MLA (Vancouver, BC)
  • David and April Katz (Victoria, BC)
  • Richard Kool (Victoria, BC)
  • Edith Matous (Victoria, BC)
  • Isa Milman (Victoria, BC)
  • Leonard Nadler (Victoria, BC)
  • Robert S. Oppenheimer (Victoria, BC)
  • Matthew L. Pollard (Victoria, BC)
  • Bernard Rauch (Victoria, BC) 
  • Joan Schultz (Victoria, BC)
  • Kristin A. Semmens (Victoria, BC)
  • Phyllis Senese (Victoria, BC)
  • David S. Segal (Victoria, BC)
  • David Siegel (Victoria, BC)
  • Dawn Smith (Victoria, BC)
  • Lauren A. Thompson (Victoria, BC) 
  • Helga Thorson (Victoria, BC) 
  • David T. Turner (Victoria, BC)
  • Anonymous (5)

Special thanks to April and David Katz for giving a significant donation to create the Zena and Chaim Katz Family Memorial, which provides student scholarships for the I-witness Field School. 

All of these generous community gifts and personal donations helped make this program possible.