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
Electronic resources on individual rescuers and large-scale rescue operations that saved European Jews from Nazi persecution.
The Chambon Foundation
Nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and honoring the rescue efforts of the residents in and around Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who risked their lives to shelter 5,000 Jews, many of them children, from the Nazis. Describes the film projects undertaken by the Foundation's founder and president, documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, particularly highlighting the award-winning documentary Weapons of the Spirit about Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, and the upcoming documentary, And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille, slated for release in 2002. Also provides information about forthcoming film projects based on the books Crossroads Marseille by Mary Jayne Gold and Resistance of the Heart by Nathan Stoltzfus. Includes photographs, biographies, book excerpts, and links to related Web sites and online articles.
Into the Arms of Strangers (film)
Companion site to a documentary regarding the Kindertransports to England, which operated for less than a year from 1938 to 1939, but saved thousands of Jewish children from Nazi persecution. Includes information about the making of the documentary, excerpts from the book, transcripts of testimony by rescuers and Kindertransport members, and numerous photographs.
The Irena Sendler Project
Web site created by students at Uniontown High School in Kansas to honor a Polish Catholic woman who saved approximately 2,500 Jewish children in the Warsaw Ghetto. Provides facts about Sendler's actions during the war and details the students' efforts to commemorate her through educational programming and outreach.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
Web site for a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and supporting the surviving non-Jewish Holocaust rescuers. Provides capsule biographies of a selection of rescuers and descriptions of the educational efforts and donation programs of the organization. Includes the organization's most recent annual report, photographs, and links to related Web sites.
Kidsnet Educator's Guide for “Haven”
Companion Web site to the CBS miniseries, “Haven.” that tells the story of 982 refugees of the Holocaust who are brought to the United States and housed at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in upstate New York. Includes historical background information, a synopsis of the camp's history, and curriculum guides complete with suggested activities and related resources. Also reproduces primary source documents, original images, video clips, and interview transcripts.
The Kindertransport Association
The Web presence for an organization of Holocaust survivors, who were sent as children to live in Great Britain without their parents during the ten months of the rescue operation called the “Kindertransport.” Chronicles the history of the Kindertransports and provides information about reunion events, the Kinderlink newsletter, and more.
One Thousand Children
Web site of the not-for-profit organization established to tell the story of approximately 1,000 children brought to the United States during the war by various aid agencies. Includes stories of children who were part of the program, photographs, Web links, and suggestions for further reading about the subject.
Polish Righteous: Those Who Risked Their Lives
Personal Web site that provides information about 5,600 non-Jewish Polish citizens who have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem for their efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.
Raoul Wallenberg: A Database of Witness Statements and Documents
Database created by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs containing witness statements regarding the fate and whereabouts of Raoul Wallenberg made from 1944 until present day and Soviet documents pertaining to Wallenberg received from the Soviet and Russian archives. Documents are in either Swedish or Russian. [Swedish and English]
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation
A comprehensive Web site on the life and work of Raoul Wallenberg. Features a listing of organizations and memorials dedicated to the memory of Raoul Wallenberg worldwide, news updates, a bibliography and collection of links, and biographical information about other rescuers during the Holocaust. Founded by Casa Argentina en Jerusalem in Buenos Aires.
Remembering the Kindertransports (film)
Companion Web site to the feature-length documentary, My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports, by Melissa Hacker, whose mother was rescued from Vienna on one of the Kindertransports. Features a digitized photo album, links, and other resources.
To Save a Life: Stories of Holocaust Rescue
An online book by Ellen Land-Weber, a professor in the art department at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Based on interviews the author conducted with individuals who have been recognized by Yad Vashem in Israel as “Righteous Gentiles.” Features rescuers' stories, photographs, and short biographies of Holocaust survivors and rescuers.
Web site created by The Varian Fry Foundation Project/IRC chronicling the rescue mission of Varian Fry, who helped save thousands of Jews in Vichy France, among them many of the important writers and artists of the 20th century. Includes a comprehensive links page, bibliography, and national calendar of events related to Varian Fry.
Visas for Life
Online exhibition by the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance about the rescue efforts of Chiune Sugihara, Japanese Consul to German-occupied Lithuania, who issued Japanese transit visas to as many as 6,000 Polish Jews.
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