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
RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND ARCHIVES
Web sites of Holocaust-related research facilities worldwide.
Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine
Official Web site of the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine, a memorial and research center dedicated to the Jews deported from France. Describes the history of the Center, the range of its library and archival holdings, its exhibits, and its ongoing activities. Also provides a virtual tour of the memorial, an overview of the history of the Holocaust, and a searchable database of victims deported from France. [French and English]
Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society (CEGES/SOMA)
Informational site for the research institution founded in 1969 by the Belgian government to collect information and documentation on the history of World War II in Belgium. Provides access to the center's database of archival, library, and photographic holdings; excerpts from its publications; and information on the events and scholarly activities it sponsors.
Center for Jewish History
Web site of the Center for Jewish History that serves as a gateway to five major institutions of Jewish scholarship: the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Provides an overview of their combined collections, including the resources of the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute, contact information, and a calendar of events.
The Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Educates about the Holocaust, with a primary focus on Denmark under Nazi occupation. Reviews the Danish response to the Holocaust, examining in particular the myth of King Christian and the yellow star, and outlines the Center's programs, publications, and research services. Sponsored by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [Danish and English]
Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes
Web site of the DÖW, an archives founded in Vienna by former resistance fighters and historians. Describes their collections on resistance and persecution (1934-1945), exile, Nazi crimes, and right-wing extremism after 1945. Includes information specifically about the Anschluss and the anti-Jewish measures that followed, and provides a searchable database of more than 60,000 names of Austrian Jews who fell victim to the Holocaust. [German and English]
Estonian International Commission for Investigation of Crimes Against Humanity
Provides access to various official documents, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the table of contents and the appendices to the published work Estonia 1940-1945: Reports of the Estonian International Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Against Humanity. [English, some Estonian and Russian]
Fritz Bauer Institute
Web site of the Fritz Bauer Institute, a German interdisciplinary center for the study and documentation of the history and impact of the Holocaust. Describes the range of Institute activities, including research projects, educational pilot programs, Holocaust memorial events, exhibitions, conferences, lectures, film discussions, and the publication of Holocaust-related materials. Features a searchable database on the cinematography of the Holocaust that includes the general stock of films on the history of the extermination of European Jewry. [German and English]
Discussion list on the Holocaust with a primarily academic focus hosted by The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University. Provides additional resources on the Holocaust, including discussion logs, syllabi, book reviews, professional papers, and information about related discussion lists, such as H-German, H-Judaic, and H-Antisemitism.
The Holocaust Victims' Information and Support Center, Jewish Community of Vienna, Austria
The Holocaust Victims' Information and Support Center (HVISC), founded in 1999 through the initiative of Dr. Ariel Muzicant, President of the Jewish Community Vienna, maintains contacts worldwide with more than 14,000 Holocaust survivors. The HVISC's database contains information on over 100,000 victims, including their personal files, the Mauerbach Fund files, and internal materials from the Archive of the Jewish Community Vienna.
Provides access to materials from the archives of three concentration camps in the Netherlands: Amersfoort, Vught, and Westerbork. Includes a gallery of drawings and artwork created during the Holocaust.
The Nation's Memory Institute, Slovakia
The Nation's Memory Institute Of Slovakia provides access to historical government records for the years 1939-1989. Provides information for researchers wishing to access these documents and links to other Slovak and foreign research institutions.
Netherlands Institute for War Documentation
Collects, maintains, catalogues, and presents materials, archives, and artifact collections concerning World War II and the Holocaust in the Netherlands. Includes online catalogues for the archive, library collection, news clippings collection, photo archive, and poster collection. [English and Dutch]
Open Society Archives at Central European University
Focuses on the period after World War II, particularly the Cold War, war crimes, and human rights. Maintains a searchable online catalog, a photo gallery and descriptions of projects, publications, and exhibits, as well as electronic finding aids and a film library.
Polish Center for Holocaust Research
Describes the goals, publications, and ongoing projects for the Center, founded in 2003 to provide an interdisciplinary research environment for scholars working on the Holocaust. The Center is housed at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw. [Polish and English]
Rachel: The Online Catalog of the European Network of Judaica and Hebraica Libraries (REBJH)
Online catalog of the European Network of Judaica and Hebraica Libraries representing the holdings of six French libraries, the Alliance Israélite Universelle, the Séminaire Israélite de France, the Paris Yiddish Center – Medem Library, Akadem – The Digital Jewish Campus, The Michèle Kahn Library, and the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme. The catalog is searchable in both Hebrew and Latin characters. [English and French]
Simon Wiesenthal Archiv
Collection of biographical information about Simon Wiesenthal, including a photo gallery, bibliography of his works, overview of significant cases, and links to other archives and documentation centers.
Terezin Initiative Institute
Web site of an educational organization founded by survivors of the Theresienstadt concentration camp to document both the history of the camp and Holocaust history in what is now the Czech Republic. Describes the Institute's ongoing efforts to create a database of Theresienstadt prisoners and to document the emigration of Jewish refugees in the Czech region during the Nazi era. Provides a list of deportations to and from Theresienstadt, access to the full text of recent issues of the organization's newsletter, and detailed information on the organization's scholarly publications.
Tkuma All-Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies
Online presence of the organization committed to the advancement of Holocaust education and research in Ukraine. Includes information about the organization and its scholarly programs, antisemitism, Ukrainian-Jewish relations, and updates on the progress toward the creation of a Ukrainian Holocaust museum. [English, Russian, and Ukrainian]
World War Two: People's War. BBC archive
Contains 47,000 memoirs and 15,000 images related to World War II, collected in the United Kingdom by the BBC. Provides background information on how the work was conducted, a keyword searchable archive, full text transcripts of the memoirs, and a timeline of World War II.
Zydowski Instytut Historyczny (Jewish Historical Institute)
Web site of the largest research institution in Poland dedicated exclusively to researching the history and culture of Polish Jewry. Provides an overview of the Institute's research facilities and programs, descriptions of sponsored publications and exhibitions, and links to other Web sites of related interest. [Polish, German, and English]
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