THE HOLOCAUST: ONLINE RESOURCES:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Website
Located at: http://www.ushmm.org
A prominent authority on the Holocaust, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a living memorial to the Holocaust and stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. The museum’s website is a comprehensive array of World War Ii and Holocaust resources designed to aid the teaching of the many lessons the Holocaust provides. The education resources page contains online resources including an encyclopedia, exhibitions, maps, chronology and historical summaries, photos of artifacts, online teacher workshops, and numerous others resources of interest to teachers, students, and researchers.
Association of Holocaust Organizations Website
Located at: http://www.ahoinfo.org
Established in 1985, The Association of Holocaust Organizations serves as a network of organizations and individuals for the advancement of Holocaust programming, awareness, education and research. The Members directory is available online and lists organizations and resources by state. It is also published annually and distributed, free of charge, to all organizations and individuals who can make use of the information which it contains.
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Poland Website
Located at: http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/m/
The word Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish city that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis. The museum’s website provides historical articles, photos, and documents that would be of interest to educators and students of the Holocaust.
Florida Holocaust Museum Website
Located at: http://www.flholocaustmuseum.org
The Florida Holocaust Museum hosts both in-house and traveling exhibits. Recent exhibits have included Anne Frank in the World, A Day in the Warsaw Ghetto, and Denmark's Response to the Holocaust. The Museum produces study guides and offers teacher-training programs. Holocaust survivors are available to speak in classrooms and use of the on-site research facilities is encouraged. The Museum also hosts programs featuring outstanding authors and scholars of the Holocaust. Another on-going project is the video interviewing of Holocaust survivors, liberators, and rescuers. These tapes are archived at the Museum and at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
Holocaust Museum Houston Website
Located at: http://www.hmh.org/
The Holocaust Museum Houston focuses on the stories of Holocaust survivors living in the Houston metropolitan area. It hosts the permanent exhibit, “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers” and the main exhibit ends with the moving short films, “Voices” and “Voices II,” which alternate daily in the 100-seat theater. Other displays of interest at the museum include a 1942 World War II Holocaust Railcar and a Danish Rescue Boat. The education center contains two classroom areas and The Boniuk Library and Resource Center. Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District.
Simon Wiesenthal Center Website
Located at: http://www.wiesenthal.com
As an international Jewish human rights organization, The Simon Wiesenthal Center focuses on education and activism by confronting anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. The center features a collection of over 100 short biographies and photos called "Children of the Holocaust," as well as, 50 topical bibliographies related to the Holocaust, assorted fact sheets, and current news items that may be of interest to those teaching or learning about the Holocaust.
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo Website
Located at: http://www.holocaustcenterbuff.com/
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo is a major resource of Holocaust materials with over 500 books and over 100 oral testimonies related to the Holocaust. The center is committed to heightening public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust. This is achieved through documentation and personal testimony of local holocaust survivors, through the education of future generations with in-school visits and presentations, and through a wide-range of in-service workshops, along with the distribution and loan of educational materials for teachers.
The Anne Frank Center Website
Located at: http://www.annefrank.com/
Founded in 1977, this non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting the lessons learned from the diaries and spirit of Anne Frank. The Anne Frank Center delivers a universal message of tolerance by developing and disseminating a variety of educational programs, including exhibitions, workshops, and special events. Since its initial publication in 1947, Anne Frank's diary has become one of the most powerful memoirs of the and often the introduction to the history of Holocaust.
Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.
See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.
The Victory Gardens of WWII
Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!
The Science and Technology of WWII
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.
Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.