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auschwitz: inside the nazi state
Learning Resources IntroductionTeaching GuideSurprising BeginningsOrders & InitiativesFactories of DeathCorruptionMurder & Intrigue Liberation & Revenge Community GuideTimeline BiographiesGlossary Web ResourcesOrganizationsBibliography

Web Resources

  • Anti-Defamation League (www.adl.org)
    See sections on Anti-Semitism, Education, Holocaust, and Combating Hate. Learn about the Bearing Witness curriculum, developed specifically for Catholic school educators by ADL, NCEA, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the United States Catholic Conference.
  • Association of Holocaust Organizations (www.ahoinfo.org)
    see Members Directory for organizations in your community. Many will be able to recommend local speakers and trainers.
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum

    The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

    Listed on the UNESCO international list of world heritage sites, the museum was created by an act of the Polish parliament on July 2, 1947, and contains both Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camps.

  • Facing History and Ourselves (www.facing.org)
    See sections on Resources, Professional Development, Institutes & Online Courses. The Facing History Web site is a good source to help prepare teachers to grapple with this emotional and volatile subject. It also contains important background on the Weimar era and material for thinking about the series' content as it relates to human behavior. Call the Facing History regional office nearest you to learn about current activities.
  • Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (www.jfr.org)
    The Education page on the JFR's Web site has downloadable units of study on rescue and information on JFR teacher-education programs and classroom materials. The Web site also includes some 60 "Stories of Moral Courage" that tell the stories of individual rescuers.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (www.mjhnyc.org)
    See section on Teach & Learn.
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center (motlc.wiesenthal.com)
    Click on Multimedia Learning Center and Teacher's Resources.
  • Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (www.vhf.org)
    The Shoah Foundation's newly expanded Education section has free materials, information, and resources specifically geared toward teachers and students. Download testimony clips, with lesson plans, for your classroom. Discover new ways to use the unique primary source of visual history in a pedagogical setting. Learn more about the Shoah Foundation's educational products and programs, and find out more about the convenient ways teachers can now access the archive.
  • Union for Reform Judaism (www.urj.org)
    See Learning section.
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (www.ushmm.org)
    Click on Holocaust Encyclopedia and Inside Education. Within Inside Education, look for Teaching About the Holocaust, Teaching Materials and Resources, and Workshops, Conferences, and Fellowships (see particularly the Museum Teaching Fellowship Program for locally trained educators).
  • University of South Florida (http://http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/)
    Click on Site Map for an extensive listing of material on varied Holocaust-related topics. The site also includes both Teacher Resources and Student Activities.
  • Yad Vashem (www.yad-vashem.org.il/)
    Click on Education.

Additional Internet Resources

For an excellent listing of additional related web sites, click here.

Other related Web sites include:

  • BBC: Genocide under the Nazis
    The events as they happened for those who lived through them.
  • Nova: Holocaust on Trial
    Results of Nazi Death Camp Experiments: Should they be used?
  • Elie Wiesel
    First Person Singular: Speech delivered by Elie Wiesel in 1995, at the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
  • American Experience
    America & The Holocaust: Kurt Klein's letters. In 1937 Klein leaves for America. In 1942 his parents are sent to Auschwitz.
  • American Experience
    Primary Sources: Summary of the Auschwitz escapees report to Cordell Hull, secretary of state, July 5, 1944. The report was written by Gerhart Riegner, World Jewish Congress, Geneva, and sent under cover of R.E. Schoenfeld, U.S. chargé d'affaires to the Czech government in London.
  • Berga
    Soldiers of Another War: Extermination camps.
  • Aktion Reinhard Camps
    A comprehensive site about the death camps in occupied Poland.
  • Holocaust History Project
    A site dedicated to the refutation of Holocaust denial, offering a very useful collection of essays and documents.
  • The Nizkor Project
    Offers a huge collection of primary sources related to the Holocaust
  • Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust
    Offers portraits of three young women and their individual opposition to Nazi Germany. Includes teaching guides and resources.