Other Resources

General

Center for Jewish History: Official site for the Center for Jewish History located in New York City. Site includes online catalogs of archives from the American Sephardi Association, the Leo Baeck Institution, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; as well as genealogical guides, events calendars, and educational resources.

Cybrary of the Holocaust: Accessible online library dedicated to the “preservation of memory.” Offers virtual tours of concentration camps, online exhibits of art and photography, an online bookstore featuring over 2,000 books on the Holocaust, discussion forums, educational resources, and testimonies from survivors, rescuers, and liberators.

Department of State, Holocaust Issues: Reports, remarks, press releases and fact sheets related to the Holocaust made by the State Department prior to January 20, 2001.

The Nizkor Project: Includes information and images related to the camps, the Nuremberg trials, Holocaust-related organizations, and key geographic locations. Also offers research guides, biographies, archives, and special features.

NU?—The JAFI Portal: Provides links to a number of sites related to Holocaust history and scholarship.

Portraits of Honor: Our Michigan Holocaust Survivors: An interactive Holocaust educational exhibit of the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, a service of Jewish Senior Life in Metropolitan Detroit. Contains portraits and biographies of many of the survivors interviewed for the Voice/Vision archive.

Advocacy

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims. Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industry; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

Simon Wiesenthal Center: The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. Website includes links to recent and relevant articles, news releases, the Museum of Tolerance Digital Archives, and the Museum of Tolerance online store.

The International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims: Established in October 1998 and having since established a claims and valuation process with relaxed standards of proof, ICHEIC's mission is to identify, settle, and pay individual claims at no cost to claimants.

Archives and Museums

The Fortunoff Video Archives for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University: The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is a collection of over 4,300 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Includes educational resources, interview excerpts, and online testimony catalogs.

The Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum of the Holocaust and Resistance: The Ghetto Fighters' House Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum was founded by a community of Holocaust survivors, former members of the Jewish underground in the ghetto and former partisans. As the first Holocaust museum in the world, the GFH is dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust and to Holocaust education in Israel and worldwide. Includes personal testimonies, an online archive, educational resources, and historical guides.

Memorial Book for the Victims of National Socialism at the University of Vienna in 1938: The memorial book contains roughly 2,200 names and short biographies of victims, who were persecuted, driven away and/or murdered - as jews and/or for political reasons, professors, lecturers and students.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Provides information on all research and scholarship currently taking place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Includes articles, images, photo galleries, maps, chronologies, archival collections, personal histories, online exhibitions, educational resources and museum information.

Voices of the Holocaust, The Illinois Institute of Technology: Set of 70 interviews conducted in 1946 and transcribed into English by Dr. David Boder. Still incomplete and under construction.

Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority: Provides comprehensive history of the Holocaust, including timelines, photographs, documents, maps, artifacts, bibliographies, diaries, research papers, testimonies and Frequently Asked Questions. Also includes online exhibitions and educational resources.

Camps and Ghettos

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site: Offered in both German and English, this site provides a history of the Dachau concentration camp, including photographs, maps, exhibitions, information regarding educational tours and seminars, and a virtual tour of the camp.

Eastern European Research Seminar: Photo galleries of camps and ghettos as they appear in Europe today. Includes photographs from Warsaw, Treblinka, Chelmno, Lodz, Majdanek, Sobibor, Belzec, Jozefow, Krakow, Auschwitz, Birkenau, Wroclaw, Prague and Theresienstadt.

JewishGen List of Concentration, Labor and Extermination Camps: A comprehensive list of the Nazi camp system, including the lesser-known sub-camps. Also includes historical timelines and documents, testimonies of survivors and camp liberators, an online art exhibition and list of suggested reading.

Mauthausen-Gusen Memorial Homepage:The site is primarily in German. Click on the "Basic Information Overview" link for a suitable language at the bottom of the page.

Memorial of Bergen-Belsen Homepage: Gives a chronology of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, as well as maps, photos, touring information, educational resources, and a comprehensive history of the camp in German.

Ravensbrück Memorial Homepage: Offered in German, English, French, Italian and Polish, the Ravensbrück Memorial site provides detailed descriptions of both the concentration camp and the present-day memorial and includes maps, photos, current events, bibliographies and educational information. Also provides information on the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

Theresienstadt Martyrs’ Remembrance Homepage: Offered in English and Hebrew, this site provides information about the Theresienstadt Ghetto and its inmates. Most of the site currently under construction.

Official Site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Education Resources

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust: An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature. Includes chronology, guides to Holocaust-related art, and resources for teachers and students.

The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company: The CDDC offers the highly successful CREATING CULTURAL COMMUNITIES program, including residencies in K-12 schools and community based organizations, comprehensive university residencies and master classes and workshops in professional training programs/studios in NYC and nationally.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies: A resource for information and teaching about the Holocaust and contemporary aspects of genocide as defined by the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (1948) as well as varying definitions by university scholars and researchers.

H-Holocaust. An H-Net Discussion List: A member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. H-Holocaust exists so scholars of the Holocaust can communicate with each other using this primarily, though not exclusively, academic list. Coverage of the list will include the Holocaust itself, and closely related topics like anti-Semitism, and Jewish history in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as closely related themes in the history of WW2, Germany, and international diplomacy.

The Holocaust Education Foundation Homepage: The Holocaust Educational Foundation is a private, non-profit organization established in 1980 by survivors, their children, and their friends in order to preserve and promote awareness of the reality of the Holocaust . Provides information on grants, fellowships, conferences and lecturers.

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center: Educators (kindergarten through college) will find at this site materials which can be brought into the classroom and studied. Whenever possible entire documents are included and may be downloaded for direct use in the classroom. Includes lesson plans, essays, conferences, seminars, bibliographies, videographies, and book reviews.

Memory of A Nation : A digital archive of witness accounts which were collected on the basis of oral history methodology.

Museum Fellowship Teaching Resources

World War II: Prelude, Conduct and Aftermath of the War

 

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