IWalk

The Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza is a living classroom that helps visitors to reflect on atrocities of the past, and equips them to resist prejudice and hatred today.

To link the Memorial Plaza’s educational installations with eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance has developed the pioneering IWalk mobile app in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation. IWalk guides visitors through the Memorial Plaza using personal testimony from Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The app is free to download and is available to anyone with an iOS or Android device.

For Apple devices

For Android devices

Detail instructions on how to use IWalk (PDF)

 
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Interactive Holocaust Testimonials

IWalk ensures that every visitor to the Memorial Plaza will be able to relate to the experience of a Holocaust survivor. For each historical and educational feature of the Plaza, IWalk provides relevant video testimony from survivors of and witnesses to the Holocaust, along with critical historical context and related pictures, maps, and discussion questions.

Survivor testimonials are drawn from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, which includes over 54,000 eyewitness accounts to the Holocaust and other genocides.

 

Choose the tour that fits your interests

IWalk offers 3 tour options:

  • History of the Holocaust, a 60-70 minute tour that describes each feature of the Memorial Plaza, providing context for the conditions that led up to the Holocaust, the horrors of the Holocaust, and the importance of remembrance.
  • Propaganda and Anti-Semitism, a 30-40 minute tour that describes how propaganda was used in Nazi-occupied Europe to bolster hatred of Jewish people and other minorities
  • Contemporary Anti-Semitism, a 30-40 minute tour that describes the recent global rise of anti-Semitism, and how to turn the tides of hatred and bigotry in today’s society
 

Customize IWalk to meet your needs

Each IWalk tour is available for the following age groups:

  • Middle school
  • High school
  • General public
  • Tours are available in English and in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

IWalk for Educators and Student Groups

The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation works to ensure that every student in the Greater Philadelphia region is equipped to learn about the Holocaust in and out of the classroom. To achieve this goal, ADL Philadelphia and the USC Shoah Foundation have teamed up with the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation to offer free professional development sessions for educators, so that teachers learn to use IWalk and the Memorial Plaza as part of their holistic Holocaust education curriculum.

Explore our teacher trainings