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With My Own Eyes: Holocaust. Genocide. Today. (Watch now)

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About the Film

"With My Own Eyes" is a 20-minute educational documentary produced by the Holocaust Center for Humanity. This video weaves the testimonies and artifacts of local Holocaust survivors with contemporary issues of bullying, bystanders, and world genocides. The goal of the documentary is to introduce the viewer to the Holocaust  and to connect this history to our world today. For grades 7 and up. 

1ClaimsConf-2Writer/Producer: Ilana Cone Kennedy
Director/Videographer/Editor: Don Porter
Editor/Effects/Graphics: Robert Campbell


We thank the following funders: Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax, Nancy E. Powell, Frances Roth and Stanley R. Schill Foundation, Harry E. and Carol P. Heller, Arthur Powell, Natalie Mayer, Joe Mayer, Jack and Lilly T. Warnick, Karen Beck, Humanities Washington


Teaching Materials

Survivor Encyclopedia: Washington State
Find out more about Steve, Henry and Magda, the survivors featured in the film. 

Viewer's Guide to the film With My Own Eyes

Curriculum -With My Own Eyes
A comprehensive curriculum for the film with maps, transcripts, background information and lessons contributed by three master teachers: Branda Anderson, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo, Lindsey Mutschler, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Seattle, and Nance Adler, The Jewish Day School, Bellevue 

Major events of the survivors featured in the film -  Henry, Magda, and Steve - and general historical events on a timeline to supplement the film.

With My Own Eyes: Seattle Times Newspapers In Education Series 
A series of three articles presented by the Holocaust Center and the Seattle Times Newspapers In Education Program.  Article 1  - Magda Schaloum, Auschwitz Survivor | Article 2  - Steve Adler, Survivor and Part of the Kindertransport | Article 3  - Henry Friedman, Survived the Holocaust in Hiding  | Curriculum

About the Film

About the Survivors



Don Porter filming Don Porter filming
Steve Adler in Holocaust survivor Steve Adler
Holocaust survivor Magda Schaloum in Holocaust survivor Magda Schaloum
Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman in Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman
Larie Warshal Cohen interviewing survivors for With My Own Eyes Laurie Warshal Cohen interviewing survivors for the film