Online Resources

Links to sites for further study of the Holocaust

International Associations

The International Tracing Service
This is the website of The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, Germany. It serves victims of Nazi persecutions and their families by documenting their fate through the archives it manages.

Association of Holocaust Organizations
This website provides information on the AHO, a network of Holocaust organizations throughout the world.

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
This website provides information on the activities of the IHRA

Relating the Holocaust to Other Genocides

Many teachers and students wish to relate teaching and learning about the Holocaust to understanding more about other mass atrocities, genocides and crimes against humanity.

An international group of experts working under the auspices of the intergovernmental Task Force for Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research have explored these issues and have developed suggestions, advice and information for classroom teachers, now available for download:
Holocaust, genocide, and crimes against humanity: Suggestions for classroom teachers.

Historic Sites of Special Interest to Educators

Anne Frank House
This website provides information about Anne Frank, the house in which she and her family hid, as well as the diary she kept while in hiding.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
The website of the preserved, authentic memorial of Auschwitz I and II. Educational and historical information available through the website.

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation
This website contains information on the Center and a brief history of the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Beit Midrash, the only remaining synagogue in the town of Oswiecim, Poland and located just 3km from the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Brandenburg Memorials Foundation
This website access three historic sites in Germany – the Ravensbrůck Women’s Concentration Camp Memorial, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and Museum and the Brandenburg Documentation Centre.

Castle Hartheim Education and Memorial Centre
A killing centre in the Nazi "euthanasia" programme (Action T4) housed in Hartheim Castle. 

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
This website discusses the history of the Dachau concentration camp, its activities and educational programs.

House of the Wannsee Conference
This website provides historical information about Wannsee Conference and museum located in the building today.

Mauthausen Memorial
This website offers information about the history of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp located in Austria and its educational and archival activities.

State Museum at Majdanek
This website provides historical education about the German occupation in the Lublin region of Poland during World War II. It documents the history of the concentration camp at Majdanek and the death camp in Bełżec.

Terezin Memorial (Theresienstadt)
The only institution of its kind in the Czech Republic, it commemorates the victims of the Nazi political and racial persecution during the occupation of the Czech lands in World War II. The website offers information about the museum, research and educational activities.

The Topography of Terror Foundation
Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located on the grounds of the present-day “Topography of Terror”museum.  The website provides information on the historic site, exhibitions and collections.

Of Special Interest to Students of Holocaust History

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School: The Nuremberg Trials
The Nuremberg Trials website provides extensive documentation  about  the Nuremberg Trials.

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota
This website provides scholarly information related to the Holocaust as well as a virtual museum and  direct access and referrals to materials such as slides, film, video and audio tapes for use in Holocaust and genocide education.

The Holocaust Chronicle
This not for profit project website contains every word and image that appear in the print edition of The Holocaust Chronicle, published by in April 2000.

Justiz und NS-Verbrechen / Nazi Crimes on Trial
This website provides extensive information, in both English and German, about the judgments of Nazi trials.

Video Archives / Survivor Testimony

Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivors Memoir Program
This website offers downloadable versions of Holocaust survivor memoirs published by the Azrieli Foundation. Available in English and French, large or regular font size.

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
This website offers information about the archive at Yale University that has a collection of over 3,800 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Also included is a catalog and research guide to the archive and a list of edited video programs available for loan to schools and community groups.

Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
This is the website of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, founded by Steven Spielberg. It is dedicated to interviewing and archiving the testimonies of survivors, rescuers, and liberators of the Holocaust.

The 1939 Club
Based in Los Angeles, The “1939” Club is one of the largest and most active Holocaust survivor organizations in the world.  It takes its name from the year 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland and changed the lives of its members forever.  Survivor testimony can be viewed directly on the website. These videos were recorded in the early 1980s at UCLA. They are presented in their entirety, uncut and unedited.

“Voices of the Holocaust” page of the British Library
Listen to the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Choose from the six topics to find out about personal experiences during the Holocaust.

Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

This website offers an extensive collection of educational and scholarly material on human rights, antisemitism, genocide and the Holocaust.

Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History's work is based on the premise of teaching civic responsibility, tolerance, and social action to young people, as a way of fostering moral adulthood.

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
This website offers information about the role of rescuers during the Holocaust including educational material created by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.

Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
This website tells the story of Jewish partisans who fought back against the Nazis. It contains video-based interviews with Jewish partisans, study guides, and other educational materials.

PRISM – An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators
A peer-reviewed, annual journal launched by Yeshiva University. Each issue examines a specific topic through a variety of lenses, including education, history, literature, poetry, psychology and art. May be downloaded in PDF format directly from the website.

Projet Aladin: Holocaust A Call to Conscience
Historical information about the Holocaust provided in English, French, Arabic Persian, and Turkish.

Holocaust Museums and Research Centres

Ghetto Fighters' House: Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum
The Ghetto Fighters' House: Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum's website contains information about the museum located in Western Galilee, Israel. Along with information about the museum, there is also access to the library, archives and the Museum's education program.

Mémorial de la Shoah
Extensive information available in both English and French about the documentation centre, pedagogical activities and exhibitions of the museum.

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Memorial Centre
This website offers information in English and French about the exhibitions, activities and educational programs of the museum.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The website provides access to archival collections documented online, as well as information about educational activities and exhibitions.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The USHMM’s website provides information about the Museum's exhibits, programs and educational activities. An extensive on-line resource of Holocaust materials.

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
This website provides information about the activities and programs of the VHEC, an institution centered on anti-racism based Holocaust education.

Yad Vashem
This website provides information about events at Yad Vashem including their pedagogical resources, archival collection and current activities and programs.