Resources

  • Facing History and Ourselves
    Facing History and Ourselves is a national educational and professional organization whose mission it is to engage students of diverse backgrounds to examine of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust, and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    A source for research and education materials on the Holocaust. The site includes an extensive photo archive, museum programs, libraries, and expert research assistance. “America’s national institution for the documentation, study, interpretation of Holocaust history, serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.”
  • Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority
    In Israel, the museum also offers a chance to submit searches through their Hall of Names project, where people can possibly find out what happened to members of their family. Contact them for more information.
  • Anti-Defamation League
    ADL is a leading provider of anti-bias education and diversity training programs that help create and sustain inclusive home, school, community and work environments.
  • New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education
    The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage nd promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.
  • Holocaust Museum Houston
    Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust, calendar of events, exhibitions.
  • Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF)
    The mission of JPEF is to develop and distribute effective educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations.
  • Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
    An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust
    through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature. Produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology,College of Education, University of South Florida.
  • Echoes and Reflections
    Echoes and Reflections is the result of an unprecedented partnership among three leaders in education: the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, and Yad Vashem. This resource includes everything teachers need to teach the complex issues of the Holocaust and its lessons for today.
  • USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
    Established in 1994 to collect and preserve the testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute maintains one of the largest video digital libraries in the world: nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries. The Institute is part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California; its mission is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry-and the suffering they cause-through the educational use of the Institute’s visual history testimonies.
  • The UNESCO brochure “Why Teach About the Holocaust?”
    This brochure allows interested policy-makers, educators and students to explore the educational potential of dealing with one of the darkest pages of our common history. It brings to the fore universal issues raised by the history of the Holocaust, presents educators with some of the main challenges and opportunities of teaching about genocide and provides an overview of the variety of resources available in the field.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Coverage of the Holocaust
    Encyclopaedia Britannica has opened up a large portion of its database on a certain subject for free to partnering institutions with a likeminded commitment to education and sound resources. The content consists of more than 100 articles, essays, and lesson / classroom prompts, and much of this material in turn contains photographs and videos. Many of the articles have been written by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, an internationally known scholar with a stellar reputation in Holocaust studies and the former director of the Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.