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
MUSEUMS AND REMEMBRANCE ORGANIZATIONS
Web sites of Holocaust museums and memorial groups throughout the world. See also the links listed in the Camp Sites and Memorials section, which features official museums located on former camp sites in Europe.
Associations and Foundations
Association of Holocaust Organizations
The official Web site of the Association of Holocaust Organizations, a network of institutions working to advance Holocaust awareness, scholarly research, and education programs around the world. Includes a membership directory and information about upcoming conferences and seminars.
Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation
Web site developed by the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation to support the Auschwitz Jewish Center created on the site of the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue in Oswiecim, Poland near the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Provides a brief history of the Jewish community in Oswiecim, photographs of exhibitions at the center, and texts of newspaper articles on the creation and opening of the center. Includes historic photographs of the town of Oswiecim, a chronology of local Jewish history, and a calendar of events.
Holocaust Remembrance Day Trust [United Kingdom]
Informational Web site of the organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Holocaust and related issues by sponsoring yearly, themed memorial days on or around January 27, in cities across the United Kingdom. Provides information about past and upcoming events, as well as selected readings for events, a bibliography and filmography, a collection of images, and stories by Holocaust survivors.
Netherlands Auschwitz Comité
Presents information about the activities and publications of the Dutch organization, founded to commemorate Dutch citizens who died in Nazi concentration camps. Includes background information on World War II and the Holocaust in the Netherlands. [Dutch, with some English pages]
Remembrance and Beyond: United Nations
Official Web site of the United Nations International Day of Commemoration In Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, initiated in 2006. Provides access to a fact sheet, press releases, videos from memorial services, and links to related resources. [English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese]
Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture
Presents articles, lectures, and personal stories exploring Sephardic history and culture, and extensive resources about Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language spoken in many traditional Sephardic communities. Also includes information about the exhibition “Portraits of Our Past: The Sephardic Communities of Greece and the Holocaust.” Site optimized for viewing with Internet Explorer.
Topography of Terror Foundation: Memorial Museums Database
Online directory of memorial sites, monuments, museums and research institutions dedicated to Holocaust study and remembrance. Provides a geographical guide to sites across Europe and around the world. Maintained by the Topography of Terror Foundation in Berlin. [English and German]
Museums and Memorials - Europe
Association of European Jewish Museums
Collects the contact information and annual reports for the various Jewish museums located in thirty different European countries. Provides information on annual meetings and editions of the AEJM newsletter.
Gedenkstätten in Baden-Württemberg
Overview of the Holocaust memorial sites (Gedenkstätten) in the state of Baden-Württemberg, published by the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg. Includes information about various sites designated as Gedenkstätten, such as former concentration camps, prisons, destroyed synagogues, and public spaces. Features photographs, contact information, and a searchable bibliography. [German]
Berlin Holocaust Memorial: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas
Informational Web site about the planning and construction of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, published by the Foundation Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas. Includes background information, architectural models, and photographs. [German and English]
Budapest Holocaust Memorial Centre
Online presence of the museum and memorial in Budapest, the first government-funded institution of its type in central Europe. Includes a schedule of upcoming events, background information on the Holocaust in Hungary, and details of the planning process for the new Museum building. [Hungarian and English]
Presents the history and experiences of the 900 people aboard Convoy 73 deported to Auschwitz from the transit camp Drancy near Paris on May 15, 1944. Includes images of the memorial site and the full list of names.
Web site for the Hollandsche Schouwburg (or “Dutch Theater”) site located in Amsterdam, which was used as a collection point for Jews being deported from the Netherlands. Includes a history of the building and its use during and after World War II. A project of the Jewish Historical Museum.
House of the Wannsee Conference
Informational site for the museum created on the grounds of the suburban Berlin villa where Nazi leaders organized and implemented the “Final Solution” in January 1942. Provides translations and digital images of the Wannsee Protocols and other documents associated with the conference, as well as photographs, information on the museum's exhibitions, the history of the villa, a list of related publications, and links to other Holocaust memorials in Germany.
Imperial War Museum: The Holocaust Exhibition
Web site for the Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, England. Provides an introduction to the various aspects of the exhibit, describing its focus and design, along with many of the artifacts featured. Also lists related events, film showings, publications, and links.
The Jewish Museum of Westphalia (Dorsten)
The Jewish Museum of Westphalia, in Dorsten, Germany presents information about the Jewish culture, religion and life. Its permanent exhibition links topics from religion and tradition with aspects of the Jewish history of Westphalia to the middle ages to the present. Fourteen exemplary fates of men and women illustrate the cohabitation of Jews and non-Jewish Germans in Westphalia in different periods of time. In addition, the museum develops educational programs with children and adults.
Jewish Museum in Prague
Presents extensive information on the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague, including its photo archive, and collections of rare books, paintings, graphic arts, textiles, and metals. Offers a searchable online library catalog in Czech. Includes information on the history of the museum, the educational center, the foundation of Jewish museums in Prague, and a calendar of events. [English and Czech]
Judisches Museum Berlin
The extensive Web site established for the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany. Provides detailed information about the museum's architecture, holdings, exhibitions, services, and educational programs. Features many elements that relate to Holocaust and Holocaust studies, including the building's Holocaust Tower, archival and bibliographic holdings, and artifacts that reflect German-Jewish life under the Third Reich. [German and English]
Memorial and Museum Trutzhain
The website gives an overview about the history of the prisoners of war (POW) camp STALAG IX A in Ziegenhain in Hessen, Germany. This camp was built for soldiers from Poland and France first, but later also included POWs from Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain and Serbia. The camp existed from 1939 to 1945 and was transformed to a Displaced Persons camp by the Americans in 1946. This website also provides information about recent events at the memorial, research projects and other related offers. [German]
Memorial Place Hadamar
This website informs in general about the euthanasia program in Germany and tells the story of the killing in Hadamar. From January to August 1941 Hadamar was one of the killing centers for handicapped and approximately 10,072 people were murdered by gas. This homepage gives also further information relating to events at the Memorial Place Hadamar and about the friends organization. [German]
Steine der Erinnerung (Stones of Remembrance)
Web site documenting the Viennese project to memorialize the Jewish victims of the Holocaust with small plaques, called “Stolpersteine” (stumbling stones), located in significant places throughout the city, that include the names of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Includes a map of the location of each plaque, photographs of stones, a history of the project, and background information on two particular plaques. The German section of the Web site offers a list of the names and ages of the individuals listed on the stones, downloads of press releases and speeches, and publication information. [German and English]
Stiftung Sachsische Gedenkstätten
Presents information on seven memorial sites in the area of Saxony, Germany, including “Runden Ecke” (Leipzig), DIZ (Torgau), Ehrenhain (Zeithain), Münchner Platz (Dresden), Bautzner Strasse (Dresden), Pirna-Sonnenstein (Pirna), and Bautzen. Contains overviews of the museums, their history and exhibitions, and information on their archives. [English and German]
Stolpersteine: Ein Kunstprojekt für Europa von Gunter Demig
Web site for a project conceptualized and designed by artist Gunter Demig. Offers a timeline of the project, interactive map, and a step-by-step photographic documentary on how the memorial plaques, or stumbling stones, were installed throughout Germany. Includes a biography of the artist, list of all stone locations, and contact information. [German]
Topography of Terror: Documentation Center
Web site of the Topography of Terror, an open-air permanent exhibition and historical research facility commemorating the terrors committed under Nazism, located on the former site of the Nazi headquarters and central administrative offices in Berlin. Provides an online tour of the exhibition, and information about the Center's library, publications, and educational programs.
Museums and Memorials - Outside Europe
The Holocaust Center Boston, North
Educational site featuring a virtual tour of the center, an online newsletter, a collection of Holocaust-related web links, and information about the center's educational services and events. Explores the center's mission to educate students about the Holocaust and raise awareness about the dangers of prejudice and intolerance. Part of the Peabody Institute Library's Center for the Study of Human Rights.
Candles Holocaust Museum
Web site for the museum in Terre Haute, Indiana dedicated to the Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors (CANDLES). Educates about the horrors of the Holocaust, especially the experiments on children perpetrated by Mengele and his staff at Auschwitz. Includes a list of names of twins used for Nazi experimentation.
Cape Town Holocaust Centre
Web site for the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Provides general information about the center and its permanent exhibition. Explores the center's aim to educate about the dangers of racism and prejudice in light of the Holocaust.
Detroit Holocaust Memorial Center
Web site of the Detroit Holocaust Memorial Center, dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education. Describes the museum's features, including an archives, library, oral history department, exhibitions, and more. Allows online users to browse some of the archival and library holdings, including a listing of more than 1,000 memorial (yizkor) books and a collection of lectures on video.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center
Web site for the Holocaust museum and educational center in El Paso, Texas. Offers general information about the museum's exhibitions, educational programs, and remembrance services.
Florida Holocaust Museum
Web site for the Florida Holocaust Museum. Describes the museum's exhibitions, educational activities, membership programs, and community outreach activities. Allows online visitors to take a virtual tour of the museum's art and historical exhibitions.
Ghetto Fighters' House
Web site of the Ghetto Fighters' House, a Holocaust museum in Israel founded in 1949 by Holocaust survivors, ghetto fighters and partisans, and the Yad Layeled Edu-Museum, dedicated to the Jewish children who died in the Holocaust. Includes information on the educational activities and outreach programs of the museum complex.
Hatikvah Holocaust Education & Resource Center
Web site for the Hatikvah Holocaust Education & Resource Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Features general information about the center's educational and outreach programs, and descriptions of its holdings and exhibitions.
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, New York
Web site that provides information about both the Holocaust and the institution itself. Includes informative items such as a historical timeline, frequently asked questions about the Holocaust, a glossary of terms, a directory of the major concentration camps, and stories of Holocaust survivors now living in the Buffalo area. Also describes the center's programs, events, resources, and mission.
Holocaust Museum Houston
Web site of the Holocaust Museum Houston, an education center and memorial. Includes information on exhibitions, public events and lectures, services, and department contacts.
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois
Web site of the Foundation in Skokie, Illinois, that presents activities and educational events for Holocaust remembrance. Presents information on the history of the Foundation and its plans to create a Holocaust memorial and museum.
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Provides general information on the Museum's collection, programs, and plans for future development. Includes several virtual tours exploring Holocaust-related themes.
Massuah: Institute for the Study of the Holocaust
Web site for Massuah, the museum and educational center established in the 1960s at Kibbutz Tel-Itzhak in Israel. Features an online tour of the museum's permanent exhibition, and provides information about its pedagogic center, video archive, and various educational programs.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
Provides photographs and background information about the Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach, back issues of the Memorial's newsletter, suggestions for visitors, and a schedule of upcoming events.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Describes the mission, exhibitions, programs, and future plans of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, an institution that documents Jewish life and culture from 1880 to the present, including the Holocaust.
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Informational Web site with descriptions of the Centre's collections, educational programs, and commemoration events. [French and English]
The New England Holocaust Memorial
Web site of The New England Holocaust Memorial, dedicated in 1995 in downtown Boston. Highlights the memorial's architectural design. Reproduces the Holocaust chronology, personal statements, and factual information incorporated into the memorial itself. Also includes a portion of the memorial's dedication statement, a brief photo essay, and information about its programs and services.
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Information gateway of the Museum of Tolerance and the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Offers electronic resources on the Holocaust, war criminals, modern genocide, antisemitism, news and current events, and more. Features the Task Force Against Hate, that tracks the activities of hate groups and neo-Nazis on the Internet.
Virginia Holocaust Museum
Educational Web site of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond. Provides descriptions and photographs of the museum's exhibits, an online teacher's manual, and an explanation of the museum's membership program. Also presents visitor information and background on the museum's mission and governance.
The online gateway to the resources of Israel's “Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority,” commemorating and documenting the victims, heroes, and events of the Holocaust. Describes the many facets of the organization, including several museums and exhibition spaces, outdoor monuments, and the world's largest Holocaust archives. Features an Internet magazine, online exhibitions, and information on the Righteous Among the Nations, Yad Vashem's honor roll of those who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.
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