The following online resources represent a cross section of information related to the Holocaust available on the World Wide Web. To ease searching, the Web sites are grouped under topical headings and are annotated with brief descriptions. Resources are in English, unless otherwise noted. The Museum does not officially endorse any particular site or its content. We appreciate your comments and feedback about this page; please e-mail the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest update: December 2008
THE ARTS AND THE HOLOCAUST
Online resources about works of art dealing with the Holocaust including paintings, drawings, music, and poetry created by survivors and victims.
The Arthur Szyk Society
Highlights the work of artist and illustrator Arthur Szyk, whose anti-Nazi cartoons and caricatures created during World War II drew attention to the fate of European Jews under Nazi occupation. Provides background information about the artist, descriptions of exhibitions, and listings of Society programs and publications.
Education, Art, and Theater in KZ Terezin
Web site of the Elena Makarova Initiative Group, an organization dedicated to the study of the arts in Theresienstadt concentration camp. Includes images of theater posters, stage design sketches, art work by imprisoned artists, biographies of camp inmates, survivor testimonies, and a bibliography of films about the camp. [English and Czech]
Felix Nussbaum 1904–1944
An online exhibition of works by the German Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum that are held by Yad Vashem in Israel. Reproduces and describes nine of Nussbaum's paintings and provides a brief history of Nussbaum and his immediate family, all of whom perished in the concentration camps.
Web site about the life and work of painter Felix Nussbaum, who died in Auschwitz in 1944, and the museum built to house his art. Includes a virtual tour of the museum and exhibition space. A part of the official Web site for the city of Osnabrück, Germany. [German]
Last Expression: Art from Auschwitz
Companion Web site to an exhibition scheduled to open at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in September 2002. Documents works of art produced by concentration camp inmates, with a special focus on Auschwitz-Birkenau. Allows users to search for artwork by artist, title, year, nationality, medium, collection, or theme. Includes essays, interviews, and lectures in streaming video, as well as bibliographies on a wide range of topics related to art in the concentration camps.
Web site for the Legacy Project, a non-profit organization created to foster a dialogue about the global losses experienced as a result of past tragedies, including war, genocide, ethnic conflict, and population displacement. Features virtual exhibits, including one of Holocaust-related art, “virtual symposia,” and searchable databases for art works, films, and writings about these human tragedies. Also indexes all works by the historical events to which they relate.
Silent Voices Speak
Web site and online exhibition centered on a collection of mixed-media art works by Barbara Shilo based on Holocaust-related archival photographs. Provides biographical information about the artist and her Holocaust experiences and full-text newspaper articles about the exhibition. Includes a list of Holocaust-related Web links.
Terezin Chamber Music Foundation
Web site dedicated to the preservation, performance, and research of the music written by composers who perished during the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on those in Theresienstadt. Includes information about the foundation's research activities, archives, and educational programs, as well as a calendar of musical performances.
Voices of Ravensbrück
A project by artist Pat Binder built around poetry written by women in the Ravensbrück concentration camp in northern Germany. [German and English]
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