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
Web sites providing information on non-Jewish groups targeted by the Nazis for persecution and extermination.
Arnold Liebster Foundation
Provides information about the history of the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses during the Holocaust. Includes survivor testimonies, information on traveling exhibits, and educational resources. [English, French, and German]
Deaf People Trapped in Hitler's Holocaust
Special online issue of World Around You, the magazine published by Gallaudet University's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Includes information on Nazi racial beliefs that made the deaf and other disabled people the target of forced sterilization and euthanasia programs, along with photographs, firsthand accounts by deaf people who suffered under the Nazis, and links to related online resources.
Deaf People and World War II
Documents the history of the deaf community and individuals during World War II. Includes survivor testimonies and Holocaust documentaries, as well as period photographs, bibliographies, and Web links.
Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma
The Web site for the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg, Germany. Documents the history of Sinti and Roma in Germany with emphasis on their persecution under the Third Reich. Describes the center's exhibitions, along with its publications, lectures, concerts, and seminars. Also includes links to related resources. [German, with some English pages]
Web site for the memorial at Bernburg, one of centers for the Nazi euthanasia program. Offers a history of the the Bernburg facility and a corresponding chronology, as well as photographs, a map, and visitor information. [German]
Informational site for the memorial located on the grounds of the Grafeneck hospital for the disabled in Germany, where more than 10,000 people were killed under the auspices of the Nazi regime's T4 euthanasia program. Includes information on the ongoing efforts of the Grafeneck Memorial Committee to document the names of the victims, photographs of the memorial site, and a collection of links to related remembrance organizations. [German]
Memorial museum dedicated to the memory of mentally and physically disabled persons involuntarily euthanized at the Hadamar psychiatric facility in Germany. Provides a brief history of the euthanasia program and the Hadamar hospital, as well as a calendar of upcoming events at the memorial and links to other sites of interest. [German]
Jehovah's Witnesses: Courageous in the Face of Nazi Peril
A section within the Watchtower Web site, the official Web site of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Chronicles the persecution of their members under the Nazi regime through a collection of online articles that originally appeared in the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society's publication, Awake!.
Lost Lives: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals in Vienna, 1938-45
An online exhibition that presents the history of Nazi persecution of homosexuals in Vienna, Austria, through official and personal documents. Provides photographs of the exhibition, digital images of the documents, and links to German-language historical articles related to the exhibition. Also relates the story of how the exhibition was vandalized following its 2001 installation on a public square in Vienna. [English and German]
Mahnmal Homosexuellenverfolgung in Frankfurt am Main
Web site that documents the history of Nazi persecution of homosexuals in Frankfurt, Germany and the creation in central Frankfurt of a memorial to those persecuted. Includes reproductions of documents, background on the memorial's design, photographs of the memorial, and information on the activities of the memorial foundation. [German]
NS-Psychiatrie in Lüneburg
Describes the Nazi-era history of psychiatry and medical crimes at the regional hospital in Lüneburg, Germany and the historical exhibition located on the site. Provides background on Nazi euthanasia programs and biographical sketches of a selection of victims at Lüneburg, many of them children. Includes information on visiting the site, photographs, and a bibliography. [German]
The Patrin Web Journal: Romani Culture and History
A Web site focused on Roma and Sinti, one of the victim groups singled out by the Nazi regime for persecution and extermination. Provides information about Romani history, culture, social issues, and current events. Features a historical timeline, a collection of essays about Roma and Sinti during the Holocaust, and a list of links.
An online exhibition created in remembrance of the handicapped victims of the Nazi euthanasia clinic at Schloss Hartheim in Alkoven, Austria. Reviews the history of the site before and after the Holocaust and explores the rise of eugenic beliefs and the practice of euthanasia in the Third Reich. Provides a plan of the exhibition, digital images of historical documents, and information on the educational activities and publications associated with Schloss Hartheim. Sponsored by the Provincial Government of Upper Austria. [English and German]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
Victims of the Nazi Era, 1933-1945: Handicapped [PDF]
A PDF version of one of five brochures about non-Jewish victim groups produced by the Museum. Explores the history of forced sterilization and “euthanasia” of the physically and mentally handicapped in Nazi Germany. Features numerous photographs and individual case histories. An HTML version is also available.
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