There are no shortage of resources about the Holocaust and other genocides. Extensive lists of resources are below on Holocaust history, Holocaust education, bibliographies and videographies, antisemitism, oral histories, Jewish history, and other libraries.
USHMM Online Holocaust Encyclopedia
Part of the USHMM website, the encyclopedia portion defines in detail important Holocaust terms. A thorough, if basic, introduction in 5 languages.
Introduction to the Holocaust – Animated Map
A short video created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that gives a brief overview of World War II and the Holocaust. Great to include in introductory lesson plans.
The Path to Nazi Genocide
This 38-minute film created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum details the Nazis’ rise and consolidation of power.
Yad Vashem Online Photograph Archives and Survivor Testimonies
Yad Vashem has made available online a vast collection of photographs from its archives.
Online Archive of Arolsen Archives
14 million documents are available in this largest collection of information on Nazi victims, including documents on concentration camps, forced labor, and displaced persons.
A People’s History of the Holocaust & Genocide
A good collection of images from the Holocaust, online interviews with survivors, perpetrators, liberators, and witnesses, and an illustrated list of concentration camps.
NAAF Project Timeline (day by day, year by year)
A very detailed historical timeline for the years 1933-1945.
Jewish Virtual Library’s Holocaust Wing
A detailed bibliography of the Holocaust and World War II with a list of important terms and links to their definitions.
Online essays, pamphlets, and speeches of Nazi propaganda from 1933 to 1945 and German Marxist propaganda from 1949 to 1989.
Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation
Biographies of Jewish partisans, curriculum for educators, and information for students on partisans.
Nuremberg Trials Project
A huge collection of digitalized documents from the Nuremberg trials.
Inside the Nazi State (from Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
Has interactive maps of the camps, a timeline, information on the PBS series, and basics on Auschwitz and Dachau.
Facing History and Ourselves
Not specifically Holocaust related; a resource for teachers offering lesson plans, curriculum, and classroom strategies for teaching about genocide.
USHMM Education page
Resource for teachers and students; has a Holocaust encyclopedia, materials, and activities for students and workshops and lesson plans for teachers.
Echoes and Reflections
Holocaust education organization offering training and curriculum to educators at no cost.
The text of HR 477: The Holocaust Education and Awareness Act of 2001
From the Library of Congress, the text of HR477 which provides grants for Holocaust education.
Holocaust Education Foundation, Inc. – Holocaust Teachers Resource Center
Has links to their speaker’s bureau, lesson plans, essays, and book reviews.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s List of Bibliographies
A list of bibliographies on various topics related to the Holocaust.
Remember.org’s Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography of books on the Holocaust.
Holocaust Teacher Resource Center Annotated Videography
Annotated list of videos related to the Holocaust.
The website for the human rights organization that fights antisemitism has information and news articles on civil rights, the Holocaust, interfaith relations, Israel, terrorism and much more.
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
The Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate group and other extremists throughout the U.S. and exposes their activity to law enforcement agencies, the media, and others. SPLC has created “Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide,” a document with suggestions for fighting hate and intolerance in local communities. View “Ten Ways to Fight Hate” >
Statement from San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen Introducing Resolution in July 2017 Condemning Increase of Anti-Semitic Harassment
The Jewish Community Relations Council has set up a page to submit notes of gratitude and appreciation to Supervisor Ronen. You may submit a note here >
Sources and bibliographies of books on Holocaust denial. The website is no longer updated, but still contains relevant and useful information.
Association of Holocaust Organizations
Information on the Association of Holocaust Organizations, member directories, and event listings.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Has an excellent links page as well as an online encyclopedia, resources for educators, and museum information.
Has information about the organization, publications, links, press, and collections.
Online Wiener Archive
The Online Wiener Archive is the digitization project of the Wiener Library in Tel Aviv University. It provides access to thousands of documents kept in the library’s archive, including Nazi correspondence, official records from concentration camps, and personal letters from the Holocaust era.
Ghetto Fighter’s Museum/Israel
Information on the museum, educational activities, archives, and workshops.
Holocaust Memorial Center (Michigan)
Information and events at the center.
Holocaust Museum Houston
Information on the museum and programs.
Holocaust Center for Humanity (Seattle)
Information on the museum, their oral history project, archives, and educational outreach programs.
Moreshet: The Mordechai Anielevich Memorial Holocaust Study and Research Center
Established in 1963, Moreshet Mordechai Anielevich Memorial Holocaust Study and Research Center is dedicated to the commemoration of Jewish organized resistance during the Holocaust, particularly the role of youth and youth movements in Nazi-occupied Europe.
The Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida
Information on the museum and programs.
USC Shoah Foundation
A collection of online testimonies as well as information about the full collection held in their archives. The JFCS Holocaust Center is now a full access site for the USC Shoah Foundation’s oral history collection. Schedule an appointment to view an oral history by contacting Yedida Kanfer at YedidaK@jfcs.org.
Fortunoff Video Archives for Holocaust Testimonies
Catalogue of interviews with witnesses and survivors held at Yale University.
Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
An oral history collection of Holocaust survivors.
NYPL American Jewish Committee Oral History Collection
Contains many digital oral histories relating to the Holocaust and survivor testimonies.
Testimonies of Holocaust survivors from Austria. Included are testimonies of Bay Area survivors Joseph W. (JFCS oral history), Max R. Garcia (appears in the beginning of another survivor’s testimony), and Paul S.
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
A searchable history of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement to the present. Includes audio, video, photographs, and interactive maps. The encyclopedia is also available in a print edition at the Tauber Holocaust Library.
YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland
A digital collection of select archival materials, photographs, audio and video recordings included in the Polish Jewish collection of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (New York). Also includes descriptions and finding aids of archival collections.
A guide in English and Polish to Jewish settlements in Poland. Includes photographs, maps, histories, and a searchable list of Polish towns
Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities [in the territory of the Czech Republic]
An electronic encyclopedia published by the Jewish Museum in Prague. Electronic entries can be ordered online.
The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw
The catalogue for the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw is now available online. The system is still in its beta version, and much more material will be coming. Search terms must be in Polish.
Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry
An electronic encyclopedia in Russian giving a comprehensive picture of the life and activity of Jews in Russia.
Das Jüdische Hamburg
Das Jüdische Hamburg contains articles in German by notable scholars about persons, locations and events of the history of Jewish communities in Hamburg.
Jewish Women’s Archive
A national organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women. JWA explores the past as a framework for understanding the issues important to women today.
Includes a database of genealogical records and translated yizkor books, books of remembrance for Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
A local group of genealogy experts and enthusiasts; includes resources for researching family history.
A database of documents in Russian and English (English can be selected as the site language upon registration).
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