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
UNITED STATES AND THE HOLOCAUST
Online resources on the response of the United States government and private citizens to the plight of European Jews during the Holocaust.
American Jewish Committee Archives
Interactive Web site documenting the work of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), including efforts to assist Jewish refugees fleeing Europe during World War II. Presents timelines, recordings of AJC radio broadcasts, historic films, television programs, and oral histories. Also includes the complete text of the American Jewish yearbooks published after 1899.
America and the Holocaust
Companion site to the PBS documentary on America's response to the Holocaust. Includes a timeline of events, transcripts from the broadcast, eyewitness interviews, scanned images of original documents, maps, photographs, and a teacher's guide.
Eisenhower Library: Holocaust
Online collection of over 60 scans of original Holocaust-related documents from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, KS. Includes official reports of Nazi atrocities against civilians as well as letters and telegrams describing Eisenhower's visit to the Ohrdruf concentration camp.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
A virtual library and archives featuring “The German Diplomatic Files,” a collection of documents concerning the governmental dealings between the United States and Germany from 1933 to 1945, and the “Vatican Files Online,” a collection of correspondence, memoranda, and reports between the Roosevelt administration and the Vatican. Includes finding aids with links to the digitized images of the original articles and documents, and provides a collection of images from World War II that can be browsed or searched via keyword.
From Swastika to Jim Crow
Companion Web site to the PBS documentary on German-Jewish refugee scholars who, when forced by the Nazis to flee their homeland, continued their teaching careers at historically Black colleges and universities in the American South. Compares the persecution of Jews and other minorities during the Third Reich with the racism and segregation prevalent in the United States at the time. Includes eyewitness interviews, photographs, timelines, an educational guide, a bibliography on Black-Jewish relations, and links to other online resources.
Holocaust: The Untold Story
Online exhibit by the Newseum, an interactive museum of news located in Arlington, Virginia. Explores the question of how much the United States knew about the Holocaust as it was occurring in Europe, and the reasons why the American press did not fully report on the persecution of Jews and other minorities in Nazi Germany and its occupied territories. Features a historical timeline with short articles and photographs.
Labor & the Holocaust: The Jewish Labor Committee and the Anti-Nazi Struggle
An online exhibition about the anti-Nazi activities and rescue efforts of European Jews based on the historical records of the Jewish Labor Committee archived at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Includes numerous photographs and images, as well as a bibliography of print and archival sources.
Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies
Web site of the Institute founded by historian David Wyman, author of many books on America's response to Nazi Germany and news of the Holocaust. Includes articles, educational materials, and a calendar of events sponsored by the organization.
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