Resources

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, anti-Semitism, oral histories, Jewish history, and other libraries.

Holocaust History

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.

USHMM History of the Holocaust Center
Along with information on the museum, this website has a “holocaust encyclopedia,” education resources including an online teachers’ workshop and lesson plans, links to their library and archives, information on the Day of Remembrance, and information on current genocides.

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.

Yad Vashem Online Photograph Archives and Survivor Testimonies
Yad Vashem has made available online a vast collection of photographs from its archives.

A collection of video survivor testimonies is available on youtube.com:
www.youtube.com/yadvashem

Holocaust Cybrary
A good collection of images from the Holocaust, online interviews with survivors, perpetrators, liberators, and witnesses, and an illustrated list of concentration camps.

Simon Wiesenthal Foundation’s Museum of Tolerance Online – Multimedia Learning Center
A multimedia learning center with teachers’ resources, virtual past exhibits from the museum, and 93 digitized documents from their special collections.

History Place-Holocaust timeline
A historical timeline that is very easy to navigate from year to year during the war.

NAAF Project timeline (day by day, year by year)
A very detailed historical timeline for the years 1933-1945.

Wikipedia’s Holocaust webpage
An encyclopedia styled overview of the Holocaust including photographs and links.

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.

The Nizkor Project
A useful source for information on concentration camps and important places during the Holocaust, information on the Nuremberg trials, and Holocaust research guides.

History in Focus – Holocaust Page
A source for finding websites on the Holocaust with detailed annotations.

The Holocaust Chronicle
A complete online edition of the book The Holocaust Chronicle with keyword, page, and index search.

German Propaganda Archive
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.

Resistance in Drome & Deportation
Information on the Historical Center of the Resistance in Drome and Deportation which focuses on the French resistance to the Nazis.

Nuremberg Trials Project
A huge collection of digitalized documents from the Nuremberg trials.

Auschwitz Alphabet
27 key terms related to Auschwitz, one for each letter of the alphabet, and their definitions.

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.

The Arnold Liebster Foundation
Focuses on Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses with survivors testimonies and education information.

Holocaust Education

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.

Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
A series of timelines from 1918 to 2000, descriptions of the groups involved in the Holocaust, information on the art and literature of the Holocaust, and lesson plans.

Holocaust Education Foundation, Inc. – Holocaust Teachers Resource Center
Has links to their speaker’s bureau, lesson plans, essays, and book reviews.

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.

March of the Living
Information on the March of the Living and a curriculum guide for teachers.

USHMM – Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
Materials and PDFs on various topics related to the Holocaust.

Bibliographies and Videographies

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.

Sonoma State University’s Holocaust Study List
Four annotated bibliography for university age students studying the Holocaust.

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center Annotated Videography
Annotated list of videos related to the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitism - Neo-Nazi

Anti-Defamation League
The website for the human rights organization that fights anti-Semitism has information and news articles on civil rights, the Holocaust, interfaith relations, Israel, terrorism and much more.

 

Internet Public Library (IPL) Holocaust Denial pathfinder
Sources and bibliographies of books on Holocaust denial.

Other Libraries and Centers

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.

Yad Vashem
Has information about the organization, publications, links, press, and collections.

Ghetto Fighter’s Museum/Israel (English language site)
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 Documentation and Education Center
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.

Oral History Centers

USC Shoah Foundation Institute
A collection of online testimonies as well as information about the full collection held in their archives.

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.

Jewish History

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.

Virtual Shtetl
A guide in English and Polish to Jewish settlements in Poland. Includes photographs, maps, histories, and a searchable list of Polish towns

The Electronic 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.