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Learning about the Holocaust

The websites in this guide provide background information about the Holocaust as well as resources for teachers, survivors and those interested in learning more about the Second World War. For more information, please visit the Jewish Public Library’s book collection.

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors
The Cummings Centre provides support and information for Holocaust survivors.

Montreal Holocaust Museum Centre
The MHMC provides interviews with various Holocaust survivors on their website, as well as information about some of the artifacts in its collection. Find information about the Museum as well.

Cybrary of the Holocaust 
“The Cybrary of the Holocaust uses art, discussion groups, photos, poems, and a wealth of facts to preserve powerful memories and to educate scholars and newcomers alike about the Holocaust.”

The German Propaganda Archive
Randall L. Bytwerk, a professor of Communications at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, operates this site. He provides translations of written German propaganda as well as visual material.

Holocaust Collection 
Made possible by The National Archives & US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this site tells the stories of Holocaust victims, provides information about the camps and looted valuables as well as featuring records from the American national archives.

Holocaust Chronicle 
The Holocaust Chronicle is an online version of the book with the same title. It contains a thorough timeline of the Holocaust.

Holocaust Era Assets Main Page (from the US National Archives)
This site explains “the record holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) relating to the looting, locating, recovering, and restituting Holocaust-Era assets.” The Related Web Sites include valuable resources.

The Jewish Virtual Library - The Holocaust
The Jewish Virtual Library is an online encyclopedia with valuable and thorough entries related to the historical background and events of the Holocaust.

Learning about the Holocaust through Art
A collaborative project between World ORT and Beit Lohamei Haghetaot (The Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and Study Center). A “resource about the art of the Holocaust for researchers, educators, students and the wider public.”

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. Includes an overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature with resources for teachers and classroom activities.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum provides a wealth of information, educational material, online exhibitions and publications regarding the Holocaust. The site is available in multiple languages.

USC Shoah Foundation Institute 
Watch and listen to survivor testimony made available through the University of Southern California. Resources for the classroom and for researchers are available.

Voices of the Holocaust
“The mission of Voices of the Holocaust project is to provide a permanent digital archive of digitized, restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors.”

Women of Ravensbruck  
An online exhibit from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies exploring Ravensbruck camp, a World War II concentration camp for women. It features personal testimonies and artwork and information about the camp.

Yale University, Avalon Project: Nuremberg Trials
The Avalon Project includes Key Documents Related to the Proceedings of the Nurmeberg Trials and Documents of the Post War Military Government.

Yizkor (Holocaust Memorial) Books
This is a digitized collection of Yizkor books from the Dorot Jewish Division of New York Public Library (NYPL), describing Eastern European communities which were destroyed during the Holocaust and commemorating various Jewish individuals within these communities who were killed during the Holocaust.