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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Holocaust Education

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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 >

Internet Public Library (IPL) Holocaust Denial pathfinder

Sources and bibliographies of books on Holocaust denial. The website is no longer updated, but still contains relevant and useful information.

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.

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.

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

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.