The Museum offers a wide selection of online resources about the Holocaust and other genocides and mass atrocities. These tools provide a variety of ways to learn and teach about this important history—whether for research, individual, or classroom use.

Visit our page Teaching About the Holocaust Online for lesson plans created to assist educators using distance learning platforms to teach about the Holocaust.

  • Holocaust Encyclopedia

    Holocaust Encyclopedia

    This resource contains more than 850 articles about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and current-day mass atrocities in 19 languages. Resources for educators include discussion questions, an overview of topics to teach, maps, and more.

  • Collections Search

    Collections Search

    Use our comprehensive search tool to access records across the Museum’s collections, including publications, photographs, objects, documents, films, music, and oral testimonies.

  • Experiencing History: Holocaust Sources in Context

    Experiencing History: Holocaust Sources in Context

    Find primary sources with detailed descriptions and English translations, carefully selected by Holocaust scholars. Instructors can set up customized courses featuring a variety of sources and perspectives—including diaries, letters, testimonies, art, and other materials from the Holocaust.

  • History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust

    History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust

    Join our team of citizen historians researching American newspapers from the 1930s and 1940s to find out what Americans knew about the Holocaust and the Nazi threat. This website includes lesson plans and guides for educators to use in their classrooms.

  • Online Exhibitions

    Online Exhibitions

    Explore the online versions of current and past exhibitions, such as Americans and the Holocaust and Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust.

  • Online Lectures

    Online Lectures

    These 20-minute lectures feature renowned scholars from Holocaust studies and beyond. Scholars discuss primary sources that illuminate topics using photographs, propaganda, diaries, short films, and artwork drawn from the Museum’s vast collection and other sources.

  • Cases of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

    Cases of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

    Learn about countries where mass atrocities have occurred in the past, are occurring now, or could occur in the future if preventative action is not taken.

  • Virtual Field Trip

    Virtual Field Trip

    The Holocaust: History and Memory allows students to virtually experience the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The virtual field trip includes nine different scenes from the Museum, including our permanent exhibition.