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
Web sites on survivors of the Holocaust offering information in a variety of formats: online exhibitions, eyewitness testimonies, photographs, archival materials, and educational resources.
Web site for the Los Angeles-based “1939” Club, one of the largest organizations of Holocaust survivors in the world. Provides information about the Club's history, membership, and activities, including a schedule of upcoming events.
Association of Jewish Refugees
Web presence for a charitable organization founded by Jewish refugees who fled Nazi-dominated Europe for Great Britain. Describes the Association's social service efforts, compensation claims assistance program, and ongoing work with survivors who escaped Europe by way of the Kindertransport rescue movement. Offers access to selected articles from the AJR Journal and a collection of links to related organizations.
AMCHA: The National Israeli Center for Psychosocial
Support of Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation
Highlights information about social activities, support groups, psychotherapy, and related opportunities for survivors and their families to confront the psychological scarring caused by the Holocaust. Provides a unique assortment of resources, including a collection of links to trauma resources online, information regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and a directory of support groups and professional centers around the world. Named after the code word that helped survivors identify fellow Jews in war-ravaged Europe.
Association of “Children of the Holocaust” in Poland
Web site for the Polish association that organizes, coordinates, and commemorates the activities of Polish Jews who were child survivors of the Holocaust. Includes information on the association's program to acknowledge and honor rescuers who assisted them.
“I am alive! It is a miracle from G'd.”
An online exhibit by the Jewish Museum in Munich, Germany. Conveys the impact of the Holocaust by tracing the war-time experiences of one Munich family, the Blechners, in words and pictures. Summarizes the fate of each member of the family, some who survived in the camps or by emigrating, others who died. Includes numerous photographs and original documents. [German and English]
Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
Coordinates activities for children and grandchildren of Philadelphia-area Holocaust survivors. Includes information on film festivals and scholarship opportunities.
Exiled: Recollections of Jews from Burgenland
Companion site to a CD-ROM and book project that documents the lives of those Jews forced to flee the Austrian province of Burgenland in 1938. Relates the life stories of fifteen survivors originally from towns in Burgenland through brief texts, audio clips, and photographs. Includes current photographs of many Jewish historical sites in Burgenland and a collection of links to Austrian Holocaust-related organizations.
From the Shoah to the Mountains
Companion Web site to the traveling exhibit of the same name, created by the Center for Diversity Education in Asheville, NC. Provides stories of twenty-four Holocaust survivors who settled in western North Carolina.
Generations of the Shoah International
Provides resources and services for children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors worldwide. Contains a newsletter, lists of activities and events, and links to similar organizations.
Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps
Web side designed to accompany the exhibit shown at the New York Public Library. Includes letters, photographs, and documents related to the experiences of Sala Garncarz Kirschner, who survived seven Nazi forced labor camps.
Open Hearts, Closed Doors: The War Orphans Project
Online exhibition featuring the personal stories of child survivors who immigrated to Canada in the aftermath of World War II. Includes historical background on the Holocaust, the DP camps, and Canadian immigration policy, with photographs, maps, reproductions of documents, a teachers guide, and a glossary. Created by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Preserves and presents the memories and experiences of Holocaust survivors through community events, educational activities, and fundraising. Established by the children of the “’45 Aid Society.”
Shtetl: A Journey Home (film)
Companion Web site to an award-winning documentary about a Holocaust survivor's journey back to his ancestral hometown in Poland. Includes transcripts, photographs, and articles.
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