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 email@example.com.
Latest update: December 2008
GENOCIDE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Web sites documenting genocide, mass violence, ethnic strife, war crimes, and human rights violations worldwide.
Web site of the organization based in the United Kingdom that seeks to prevent genocide worldwide. Includes resources for educators, histories of 20th century genocides, a section on Darfur, survivor testimonies, and Web links. Provides full texts of key international treaties and primary sources on human rights and genocide in Rwanda and Darfur.
Armenian National Institute
Web site of the Armenian National Institute dedicated to “the study, research and affirmation of the Armenian Genocide” committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Includes full-text access to reports, proclamations, and articles; documentary evidence such as photographs; educational materials including encyclopedic entries, bibliographies, and suggested videos; and answers to frequently asked questions.
Bosnia Documentary (film)
Companion Web site to the documentary, The World's Most Wanted Man, by the public television program Frontline. Explores the role of Serbian warlord Radovan Karadzic in the atrocities and genocide committed during the Bosnia war. Features a detailed map of Serbian concentration camps, interviews, articles, biographical information, and more.
Cambodian Genocide Program
Project of Yale University's Genocide Studies Program, dedicated to documenting and chronicling the atrocities and genocide committed in the 1970s by the Khmer Rouge. Includes the Cambodian Genocide Database, that offers four distinct types of information: bibliographic, biographic, photographic, and geographic.
Genocide Watch: The International Campaign to End Genocide
Web site of the organization formed to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder and to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual acts of genocide. Includes news articles, descriptions of acts of genocide in various regions, and links to affiliated organizations.
Discussion list on issues related to genocide around the world with a primarily academic focus. Also provides additional resources, including discussion logs, syllabi, book reviews, professional papers, and information about related discussion lists, such as H-Holocaust. Hosted by The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University.
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Web site maintained by Oxford University Press, publisher of the journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Includes subscription information and a searchable index to abstracted articles from past issues.
Institute for the Study of Genocide
Organizational site for the institute devoted to the promotion and dissemination of scholarship and policy analyses on the causes, consequences, and prevention of genocide. Features genocide alerts, online newsletters, and links to other genocide related organizations.
International Association of Genocide Scholars
Web presence for the association that includes information about association activities, resolutions, and bylaws, current scholarship, and upcoming events. Additional information includes an official blog and a listing of related job and internship opportunities.
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Contains information on the status of all cases considered by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, legal texts, press releases, an online library catalog, and commemoration site.
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Educational Web site sponsored by the departments of history and sociology at Concordia University, Canada, in conjunction with courses offered at the university in the fields of Holocaust and genocide studies. Includes Holocaust survivor testimonies, news updates, a bibliography on genocide, and annotated links to related web resources.
Srebrenica: A Cry from the Grave (film)
Companion Web site to a documentary about the massacre of over 7,000 civilians in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in July 1995. Features eyewitness accounts, a timeline of significant events, and a detailed look at the search for justice in the courts and peace in the region. Includes lesson plans and a list of online and print resources on the war in Bosnia. Also provides background information on the film itself and the filmmakers.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Web site developed by the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center to provide access to the texts of many rights-related documents and links to many other Web-based human rights resources. Offers a set of bibliographies and research guides to human rights issues worldwide and information on education and job opportunities in the field of human rights.
United States Department of State: Human Rights
A portion of the U.S. Department of State's Web site focusing on human rights-related issues. Provides access to the department's annual country reports on human rights, as well as many other department documents created to promote human rights across the world. Includes a list of related links to domestic and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with human rights.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Committee on Conscience
Web pages for the Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Describes the Committee's mission “to alert the national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to confront and work to halt acts of genocide or related crimes against humanity.” Features updates on the Committee's work and information on its public programs and panel discussions.
War Crimes in the 20th Century
An eight-part series of short audio documentaries by National Public Radio (NPR) exploring the question of why genocide and mass violence continue to happen and the political, psychological and societal ramifications. Includes a segment on “The German Experience” that explores how Germany's younger generations are confronting their country's past and the Holocaust.
Web Genocide Documentation Centre
Documents genocidal activity in the 20th century, including the Holocaust, through source texts such as governmental reports, war crimes trial transcripts, and translations of war crimes trial evidence. Provides biographical entries about Holocaust perpetrators, a chronology and glossary of the Holocaust, and keyword search capability of the site.
Yale Center for International and Area Studies: Genocide Studies Program
Academic program of Yale University dedicated to scholarly discussion and education about the Holocaust and genocide. Allows users to download scholarly papers, reports, and comparative research findings. Provides a list of links to related sites and information about seminars and workshops offered by the center.
An extensive Web site developed by Amnesty International, an organization established to protect human rights and track human rights violations worldwide. Features a full-text online archives and a library of news reports on human rights violations, information on their current campaigns, and links to regional Amnesty International offices and other human rights organizations.
European Roma Rights Center (ERRC)
International public interest law organization that monitors and educates about violence and discrimination against Roma (Gypsies), advocates Roma rights, maintains a documentation center, and offers other services. Features an online publication, a newsletter about developments in Roma rights worldwide, and lists of links to related online resources.
Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives
Documents the history of the Soviet Union's forced labor camps. Provides detailed online exhibits with streaming video, incorporating survivor testimonies and related images, a photo archive of existing memorials, images of prisoner artwork, and period photographs. Additional material includes a bibliography and teacher resources.
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Web site of the international foundation based in Warsaw that encourages continued research and educational activities in the field of human rights. Describes the group's activities and publications as well as the history of the Foundation and its precursor, the Helsinki Committee in Poland. [English, Polish, and Russian]
Human Rights First
Web site of Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), an international organization focused on building legal institutions and structures in support of human rights. Features reports on pending human rights cases, international alerts about recent human rights abuses, and a special section on the establishment of an International Criminal Court to prosecute war crimes and genocide. Also provides information on publications on international human rights law, and a series of videos chronicling human rights violations and genocide in many parts of the world.
Human Rights Watch
Web site of Human Rights Watch, an international organization aiming to prevent discrimination and uphold political freedoms worldwide. Includes information on international human rights campaigns and regional initiatives, multi-lingual divisions, and its publications. Features breaking news reports on human rights violations worldwide.
Physicians for Human Rights
Organization of scientists and medical professionals that investigates international human rights abuses and violations by applying the medical and forensic sciences. Features detailed summaries and reports, a news archive, and extensive bibliographies.
United Nations: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Web site for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, that promotes and protects human rights, monitors the implementation of treaties, and manages other country-specific programs. Features the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 300 languages, a search engine for treaties, reports and press releases, related links to United Nations organs, programs and specialized agencies worldwide, and more. Also explains the procedures open to individuals and groups who want the United Nations to take action on a human rights situation.
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