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
Web sites featuring resources for students and educators.
Australian Memories of the Holocaust
Contains summary information and recollections about the Holocaust, along with lesson plans and comprehensive lists of resource materials for further reading, viewing and study. Also features the memories of people who experienced the events firsthand and are now living or have lived in Australia. Aimed particularly at students and teachers.
The Beth Shalom Holocaust Web Centre
Web gateway created by Great Britain's Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre to provide information on its ongoing projects for commemoration, education, scholarship promotion, and genocide prevention. Includes photographs, contact information, and directions to its research center and memorial in Nottinghamshire, England.
Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
Web site with information about the center's activities and resources for educators, students, Holocaust survivors and liberators. A program of the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.
Electronic Field Trip: The Holocaust Museum Experience
Online educational program consisting of a “virtual field trip” highlighting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibitions, artifacts, and educational activities. Includes learning activities and student materials to help students explore the importance and consequences of daily decision-making. Presented by the Museum in conjunction with Ball State University.
Facing History and Ourselves
Web site for the Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity and understanding among students of varied racial and cultural backgrounds. Discusses teacher and student workshops offered, classroom resources, including video and book lists, and research projects in which the organization is involved.
Web site for an educational foundation established in Belgium by survivors of Auschwitz. Describes the foundation's educational activities, publications, and archival collections. Includes an online catalog of library holdings and a set of links to Holocaust research organizations. [French, Dutch, English, and German]
Fondation pour la Memoire de la Shoah
Web presence for the organization that sponsors Holocaust research, educational initiatives, and trips to memorials and monitors contemporary antisemitism. Includes detailed information on multiple grant and funding resources available for research in France.
Grenier de Sarah (Sarah’s Attic)
Provides an introduction to Jewish culture and the Holocaust, told from the perspective of five Jewish children. Intended for children ages 8-11. [French and English]
Holocaust Educational Foundation
Web site of the Holocaust Educational Foundation, that assists in the development of college-level Holocaust studies programs. Provides information on its academic programs (institutes, conferences, study tours) and financial assistance to scholars. Includes a short list of Holocaust-related links.
Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine
Describes the educational outreach efforts of the HHRC. Includes a listing of upcoming events, a collection of Web links, and information about scholarships and awards given to Maine students K-12.
Holocaust Memoir Digest
Educational Web site offering detailed summaries of published Holocaust memoirs. Provides a topical index to the memoirs, place-name search capability, and maps created by Martin Gilbert for each memoir. Includes a study guide with thematic questions addressed by the memoirs, maps of the major concentration camps, and a brief bibliography.
The Holocaust Remembrance Project
Educational program of the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc., which sponsors an annual writing contest for high school students. Includes transcripts of prize-winning essays, photographs of previous winners, and additional resources such as bibliographies and links. Provides information regarding a teacher guide that can be ordered online.
Holocaust Resource Center and Archives
Web presence of the Holocaust education center sponsored by the Queensborough Community College-CUNY in Bayside, New York. Describes the center's public programs, research holdings, publications, and outreach activities with educators. Provides access to the online exhibition, “Threads of Memory,” featuring art-works and narratives created by a group of Holocaust survivors living in New York to memorialize craftsmen and craftswomen murdered in the Holocaust.
Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
Project of the Holocaust Education Foundation, Inc., providing resources and lesson plans for educators (kindergarten through college). Features the full text of pamphlets originally published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on victims of National Socialism.
The Jews in Poland: Saving from oblivion - Teaching for the future
Presents an illustrated history of the Jewish presence in Poland. Includes online exhibitions on Anne Frank and the diary of Dawid Rubinowicz, as well as a section of educational resources and Web links. [English, German, and Polish]
Learning about the Holocaust through Art
Presents images and histories of Holocaust-related art and artists for use in a classroom setting. Includes a teacher's guide and student activities. [English, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish]
Learning from History: The Nazi Era and the Holocaust in German Education
An online learning center featuring multimedia history projects about the Holocaust and the Third Reich by German high school students. Allows the user to search student projects in multiple ways, such as by topic, subject, learning activity, and age group. Includes a bilingual discussion forum and a collection of links. Based on a book and CD set originally published in 2000. [German and English]
March of the Living
Web site for March of the Living, an international program that brings together Jewish teenagers from around the world for two weeks each year to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. Describes the annual trip during which participants retrace the death march between Auschwitz and Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day, and then travel to Israel to observe two important holidays. Includes a day-by-day photo tour of the most recent march, contributions from march participants, a full-text curriculum and study guide, and links to Holocaust-related sites.
Southern Institute for Education Research: Holocaust Education
Web site outlining the activities of the Southern Institute for Education Research, which provides workshops, speakers, and curriculum consultation in the area of Holocaust education in the Gulf Coast South. Includes oral histories provided by Holocaust survivors in Louisiana, as well as lesson plans and resources for educators.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Offers a Holocaust timeline and topically arranged links to other resources, including photographs, lesson plans, and student activities. Provides expanded sections on music, art, and literature pertaining to the Holocaust, that include, respectively, sound files, reproductions of artwork, and short, annotated bibliographies. Produced by the University of South Florida and sponsored by the Florida Department of Education.
When These Streets Heard Yiddish
Multimedia companion to the Educational Program on Yiddish Culture, a project designed for teachers wishing to incorporate an exploration of the history and development of Eastern European Yiddish culture in their lesson plans. Presents educational essays, archival photographs, and sound recordings as supplements to the curriculum workbooks available as downloads from the site. Produced in conjunction with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York.
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