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
JEWISH CEMETERIES, COMMUNITIES, AND SYNAGOGUES
Web sites providing information and resources on the fate of Jewish communities, cemeteries, and synagogues destroyed and desecrated during the Holocaust.
Beyond the Pale: History of Jews in Russia
Online companion to the exhibit of the same name that has toured Russia since 1995. Provides an overview of Jewish history in Russia and the former Soviet Union, including a section on the experiences of Russian Jews during the Holocaust. [English and Russian]
Centropa: Connecting the World to the Lands of Jewish Heritage
Provides information about Jewish history and current events in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Turkey, and the Balkans. Includes links, research articles, recipes, travel information, and current events. Operated by the Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation.
Czestochowa-Radmosko Area Research Group (CRARG)
Provides a database of surnames and other genealogical information for the Jewish communities near Czestochowa and Radmosko, Poland. Includes history of the area, a discussion forum, and links to outside resources.
Online information service with background details and links to sites about Jewish history and contemporary culture in Poland. Presents current events, an online dictionary of important terms, biographies of key Jewish figures from Polish history, discussion forums, bibliographies, and links to related Web sites. [Polish and English]
Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands
Online memorial project documenting the names of Jewish victims of the Holocaust from the Netherlands. Provides a searchable database of names and towns, along with other biographical details, where available, about individuals and families who perished. [Dutch and English]
Foundation Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense
Web site of a Polish foundation dedicated to documenting and preserving Jewish history in the city of Lodz. Offers historical background on the city's Jewish community, a brief history of the ghetto established there by the Nazis, and information on the activities of the foundation.
Galicia Jewish Museum
Informational site for a Krakow museum dedicated to the photographic documentation of the remnants of Jewish culture and history in the historical Polish province of Galicia. Provides information on museum exhibitions and facilities, a calendar of events, photographs, and links to other remembrance organizations. [Polish, English, and German]
Gombin Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society
Web site of the nonprofit Gombin Society, which was founded to explore the history of the Jewish community of Gombin and document how it was affected by the Holocaust. Contains documents, photographs, a searchable database of Holocaust victims from the area, and links to other sites with information about the town.
Judaica Foundation: Center for Jewish Culture
Organizes activities and events related to Jewish history and culture in the vicinity of Krakow, Poland. The Foundation leads the efforts to re-establish Jewish Cultural life in the area and sponsors the annual summer Festival of Jewish Culture. [English, Polish, and German]
New Synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Offers information on visiting the synagogue and information about the institutional archives. Includes a list of publications, announcements, contact information, and Web links. [German and English]
Novogrudek: The History of a Jewish Shtetl
Documents the history of Novogrudek before and during the Holocaust. Includes a map of the town, photographs, a history of the ghetto, and description of partisan activities, as well as information on the town today, and a bibliography.
NS-Verbrechen in Wien
Presents the history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews of Vienna, Austria. Includes articles, interactive maps, numerous photographs, histories of Viennese synagogues, and information on monuments memorializing Nazi victims located throughout the city. [German]
Radzilow: Memorial to a Once-Vibrant Jewish Shtetl
Online memorial to the vanished Jewish community of Radzilow. Features a history of the shtetl, photographs, maps, links to other resources, and information for genealogists researching families from the town.
Rumbula: The Holocaust in Latvia
A personal site with information about the Holocaust in Latvia, with a focus on events in the Rumbula Forest in late 1941. Provides photographs, histories of Latvian Jewish communities, and links to other sources of information on this subject.
Shanghai Jewish Graves
Web site of the Shanghai Jewish Memorial, dedicated to reclaiming and preserving the tombstones from the Shanghai Jewish Community cemetery, which was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Includes photographs of tombstones that have been recovered to date.
Synagogen in Deutschland: Eine Virtuelle Rekonstruktion
Online documentary of the digital re-creation of several German synagogues that were torn down before 1938 or destroyed during the Kristallnacht pogrom. Presents each synagogue with its history, historical photographs, architectural drawings, and computer images of the re-created exterior and interior elevations. A student project of Darmstadt Technical University based on an exhibition in Bonn in 2000.
Synagogue Internet Archive
Online directory of the more than 2,200 German and Austrian synagogues that were closed, desecrated, or destroyed during the Nazi era. Provides location information, photographs, and eyewitness descriptions of the synagogues. Sponsored by the architecture department of the Darmstadt Technical University. [English and German]
In Memory of Szczuczyn, Poland
Comprehensive online memorial to Jewish community of Szczuczyn, with descriptions of shtetl life, databases of residents, numerous photographs of the town, and other resources.
Tracking Jewish History in Baden-Württemberg
Provides information about Jewish communities of the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. Includes details about Jewish cemeteries and synagogues in the area. [German with some English pages]
In Memory of Wizna, Poland
Memorial Web page of the Jewish community of Wizna. Includes extensive information for genealogists searching for information about families from the town.
Zabludow Memorial Website
Commemorates the Jewish community of Zabludow and the Bialystok ghetto. Includes photographs from recent trips to Zabludow and testimonies of survivors.
Zachor: Faith During the Holocaust
A project of the Holocaust Education Center at Michlalah-Jerusalem College in Jerusalem, exploring questions of Jewish faith and spiritual resistance during the Holocaust. Includes documents, testimonials, a timeline of events, and a series of responsa regarding particular aspects of Jewish theology under Nazi persecution.
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