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HistoryEducationBibliographiesHolocaust DenialHolocaust Centers and MuseumsOral History CentersOther Libraries/CentersResources on Central and East European Jewish history

Holocaust History

USHMM History of the Holocaust Center
www.ushmm.org/holocaust/
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
www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/
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:
collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive
A collection of video survivor testimonies is available on youtube.com:
www.youtube.com/yadvashem

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

Holocaust History Project
www.holocaust-history.org/
An easily searched online archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust.

Simon Wiesenthal Foundation’s Museum of Tolerance Online – Multimedia Learning Center
motlc.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.aspx?c=gvKVLcMVIuG&b=358201
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
www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html
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)
www.neveragain.org/time.htm
A very detailed historical timeline for the years 1933-1945.

Wikipedia’s Holocaust webpage
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust
An encyclopedia styled overview of the Holocaust including photographs and links.

Jewish Virtual Library’s Holocaust Wing
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/holo.html
A detailed bibliography of the Holocaust and World War II with a list of important terms and links to their definitions.

The Nizkor Project
www.nizkor.org/
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
www.history.ac.uk/ihr/Focus/Holocaust/websites.html
A source for finding websites on the Holocaust with detailed annotations.

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

David Dickerson’s Holocaust Page
ddickerson.igc.org/holocaust.html
This website has links to educational resources, other Holocaust organizations, and conference archives.

Holocaust Genocide Project
www.iearn.org/hgp/
Has a link to “iEarn,” which is an interactive network for teachers and students. The program HGP focuses on the study of the Holocaust and has a student magazine and trips to Poland and Israel. Has an excellent, comprehensive links page.

German Propaganda Archive
www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/
Online essays, pamphlets, and speeches of Nazi propaganda from 1933 to 1945 and German Marxist propaganda from 1949 to 1989.

Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation
www.jewishpartisans.org/
Biographies of Jewish partisans, curriculum for educators, and information for students on partisans.

Resistance in Drome & Deportation
www.resistance-drome.org/uk/
Information on the Historical Center of the Resistance in Drome and Deportation which focuses on the French resistance to the Nazis.

Nuremberg Trials Project
nuremberg.law.harvard.edu/php/docs_swi.php?DI=1&text=overview
A huge collection of digitalized documents from the Nuremberg trials.

Auschwitz Alphabet
www.spectacle.org/695/ausch.html
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)
www.pbs.org/auschwitz/
Has interactive maps of the camps, a timeline, information on the PBS series, and basics on Auschwitz and Dachau.

The Arnold Liebster Foundation
www.alst.org/index.html
Focuses on Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses with survivors testimonies and education information.

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Holocaust Education

The text of HR 477: The Holocaust Education and Awareness Act of 2001
thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:H.R.477.IH:
From the Library of Congress, the text of HR477 which provides grants for Holocaust education.


Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/default.htm
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
www.holocaust-trc.org/
Has links to their speaker’s bureau, lesson plans, essays, and book reviews.

Facing History and Ourselves
www.facing.org/
Not specifically Holocaust related; a resource for teachers offering lesson plans, curriculum, and classroom strategies for teaching about genocide.

USHMM Education page
www.ushmm.org/education/
Resource for teachers and students; has a Holocaust encyclopedia, materials, and activities for students and workshops and lesson plans for teachers.

Council of Holocaust Educators
www.che-nj.org/
A list of organizations, museums, exhibits, and resources for teachers.

March of the Living
www.motl.org/
Information on the March of the Living and a curriculum guide for teachers.

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Bibliographies and Videographies

US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Annotated Bibliography for Teachers
www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/workshop/pdf/bibliography.pdf
A pdf of an annotated bibliography with books according to the age of students.

Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust Bibliography
fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/resource/books.htm
Bibliographies categorized by age group and subject.

Remember.org’s Annotated Bibliography
www.remember.org/educate/anbib1.html
An annotated bibliography of books on the Holocaust.

Sonoma State University’s Holocaust Study List
www.sonoma.edu/people/g/goodman/booklist.htm
Four annotated bibliography for university age students studying the Holocaust.

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center Annotated Videography
www.holocaust-trc.org/video_res1.htmƒ
Annotated list of videos related to the Holocaust.

Midwest Center for Holocaust Education Annotated Videography
http://www.mchekc.org/PDFFiles/Teacher%20Resources/Annotated%20Videography.pdf
Annotated list of videos with subject matter and running times.

Anti-Semitism - Neo-Nazi – Holocaust Denial Activities

Anti-Defamation League
www.adl.org/
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.

ADL's Hate on Display: A Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos & Tattoos
www.adl.org/hate_symbols/default.asp
An online database of extremist symbols, logos, and tattoos with origin and current connotations.

ADL's Extremism in America
www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/default.asp?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=1&item=0
Information on extremist groups, movements, and individuals in the United States.

Attempted Nazi March of 1977 & 1978 in Skokie:
www.skokielibrary.info/s_info/in_biography/attempted_march/index.asp
Digitized material on an attempted Nazi march in Skokie, Illinois in 1978.

Internet Public Library (IPL) Holocaust Denial pathfinder
www.ipl.org/div/pfarch/entry/81848
Sources and bibliographies of books on Holocaust denial.

Other Holocaust Libraries and Centers

Association of Holocaust Organizations
www.ahoinfo.org/
Information on the Association of Holocaust Organizations, member directories, and event listings.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org/research/library/index.php?content=weblinks/
Has an excellent links page as well as an online encyclopedia, resources for educators, and museum information.

Yad Vashem
www.yadvashem.org/
Has information about the organization, publications, links, press, and collections.

Ghetto Fighter’s Museum/Israel (English language site)
gfh.org.il/eng/
Information on the museum, educational activities, archives, and workshops.

Holocaust Memorial Center
holocaustcenter.org/
Information and events at the center.

Holocaust Museum Houston
www.hmh.org/default.asp
Information on the museum and programs.

Holocaust Documentation and Education Center
www.hdec.org
Information on the museum, their oral history project, archives, and educational outreach programs.

Moreshet: The Mordechai Anielevich Memorial Holocaust Study and Research Center
www.moreshet.org/ewelcome.htm
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.

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Oral Histories Centers

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

Fortunoff Video Archives for Holocaust Testimonies
www.library.yale.edu/testimonies/
Catalogue of interviews with witnesses and survivors held at Yale University.

Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
holocaust.umd.umich.edu/
An oral history collection of Holocaust survivors.

NYPL American Jewish Committee Oral History Collection
digitalcollections.nypl.org/american-jewish-committee?hspace=249058/
Contains many digital oral histories relating to the Holocaust and survivor testimonies.

Other Libraries/Centers

Yivo Institute
www.yivoinstitute.org/archlib/archlib_fr.htm
Information about the archive, including its collection of huge collection Yizkor books and Jewish genealogy resources.

NYPL Yizkor Books Online
www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbooks_intro.cfm
The New York Public Library’s collection of Yizkor books are held at the library and can also be found online in digitized form.

Yiddish Book Center
www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
Information and online resources about this library of Yiddish and modern Jewish books.

Resources on Central and East European Jewish history

YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
www.yivoencyclopedia.org
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
polishjews.yivoarchives.org
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
www.sztetl.org.pl/en/selectcity
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]
www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/adokuzo.htm
An electronic encyclopedia published by the Jewish Museum in Prague. Electronic entries can be ordered online.

The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw
cbj.jhi.pl
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.

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