These US Holocaust Memorial Museum resources highlight aspects of Holocaust history as it relates to the choices and actions of religious communities. They may be of particular interest to university and seminary faculty, as well as community and religious groups. These resources provide deeper knowledge of the role religious communities played in the Holocaust and the ways in which religious communities have addressed this history since the end of the Holocaust.
The German Churches and Other Religoius Communities in Nazi Germany
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- The German Churches and the Nazi State
- Hermann Ludwig Maas
- Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany: From the 1890s to the 1930s
- Nazi Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses
Past Museum Programs
- Robert P. Ericksen. “Christian Complicity? Changing Views on German Churches and the Holocaust.” (PDF) Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture, 2007.
Religious Communities Across Europe & North america During the Holocaust
Religious Leaders and Professionals in Their INstitutional and Cultural Contexts
past museum Programs
- Doris Bergen. “Between God and Hitler: German Military Chaplians and the Holocaust.” Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture, 2010.
- Courageous Acts Inspired by Faith. US Holocaust Memorial Museum Facebook Live event, March 2020.
- The Danger of Indifference: ‘Then They Came for Me.’ US Holocaust Memorial Museum Facebook Live event, June 10, 2020.
Coming to Terms with the Past: How People of Faith Have Addressed the Legacy of Antisemitism and the Holocaust
Tools for Classrooms and Communities
- Guide for Christian Communities Commemorating Yom Hashoah (PDF)
- History of Antisemitism film
- Podcast with Susannah Heschel, US Holocaust Memorial Museum Voices on Antisemitism Podcast.
- “Religion and Identity.” Teaching about Antisemitism: Educational Modules based on Audio Podcasts.
Past Museum Programs
- “Religious Presecution 75 years after the Holocaust.” US Holocaust Memorial Museum Public Program, 2020.
- “What Did Faith Communities Stand For?” US Holocaust Memorial Museum Public Program, 2017.
- Susannah Heschel. "Jewish-Christian Dialogue in the Postwar Era." (Audio) Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture, 2013.
Jewish Religious LIfe
- American Academy of Religion (AAR)
- Conference of Center on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR)
- Dialogika (Online Library of Jewish-Christian Documents)
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The Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust are supported by the Hoffberger Family Foundationand by Joseph A. and Janeal Cannon and Family.