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
PHOTOGRAPHS, FILM, AND TELEVISION
Web sites offering access to collections of Holocaust-related visual materials.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Online Photography Exhibit
Personal site featuring contemporary photographs of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Krakow taken in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Auschwitz Through the Lens of the SS: Photos of Nazi leadership at the camp
Provides a description of the SS photograph album donated to the USHMM, biographical information on Nazi officials portrayed in the photographs, descriptions of the photographs in the album, and interviews with USHMM staff members who were instrumental in acquiring and processing the album.
Cinematography of the Holocaust
Presents a searchable database of nearly 1,700 Holocaust-related films and footage dating back to World War II. Created and maintained by the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Companion Web site to the episode of the PBS series Frontline entitled “Shtetl,” produced by Marian Marzynski. Contains a transcript of the show, a timeline and article about Polish-Jewish relations, stories of Righteous Gentiles who save Jews from persecution, and information about the Treblinka extermination camp.
Jews of Ecuador
Jews of Ecuador is the Web site for people born in Ecuador after their parents and grandparents found refuge there from Nazi Europe. It is intended to be a repository of memories that will bring together the community of Jewish Ecuadorians who built new lives immediately before and after the Holocaust.
National Center for Jewish Film
Collects, restores, and distributes films concerning European Jewry, including the Holocaust. According to the Web site, houses the world's largest Yiddish language film collection. Includes lists of films available for purchase and rental, and information about how to acquire them via phone, fax, post, or e-mail.
Remembering Catastrophe: The Nazi Camps Today
Online photography exhibit of eleven major Nazi camps in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. Features contemporary images of the camps and memorials taken Summer 2000, many of which were part of an exhibition of prints displayed at Berea College's Hutchins Library from January 1 through February 15, 2001. Includes descriptions of each camp and some photo captions.
Schindler's List (film)
Companion Web site to the DVD release of Steven Spielberg's film Schindler's List. Presents behind-the-scenes details about the making of the movie, a biography of Oskar Schindler, testimonies of survivors, and a downloadable copy of the original 1945 list that was discovered in 2000.
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
Online catalog and guide to the collections of the archives located at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Includes a “virtual cinema” of over twenty Holocaust-related films.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Photo Archives
A searchable database providing access to approximately 14,000 photographs from the Museum's collection of more than 80,000 images. Allows searching by keyword or by subject heading.
YIVO Institute: People of a Thousand Towns
An online catalog providing a visual record of pre-World War II Jewish life in eastern Europe. Contains over 17,000 images drawn from the archives at the YIVO Institute. Requires free registration.
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