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The Anne Frank Center USA promotes the universal message of tolerance by developing and disseminating a variety of educational programs, including exhibitions, workshops, and special events in its Exhibition and Education Center in New York City.
This presentation looks at photographs from an album donated to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007; the album 'almost certainly belonged to and was created by [a German SS officer] ... stationed at Auschwitz from May 1944 until the evacuation of the [World War II Nazi concentration] camp in January 1945.' Provides photos from the album, background about the officer, essays, archivist interview, and related material. From the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
A collection of over 4,300 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Part of Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives, the archive is located at Sterling Memorial Library.
This site contains the full text of the book of the same name as well as a selection of the images, providing a detailed history of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II. A timeline of Jewish history begins in the Prologue with the Hebrews moving to Egypt c. 1500 BCE, and ends in the Epilogue in mid-1999 with the Swiss banks' settlement for Holocaust survivors. Brief histories of anti-Semitism and fascism, a background of Germany leading up to the war, and more.
This site contains information that refutes the efforts of Holocaust deniers. This information was placed on the Shamash gopher in 1993 and last updated in 2004, so it is a bit dated, although the historical accuracy of this information has not changed.
This site is organized in six categories: a 31-topic Overview section from 'background' to 'beginning a new life;' Headlines and timelines that cover war, the Holocaust and world events; Issues such as Nuremberg, Belzec, numbers and suffering; People; Resources; and 'Why the Jews?', a seminar on anti-Semitism.
This site is distinguished by a living and personal sense of the Holocaust conveyed by survivors through audio clips, transcripts, and photographs. The site also provides a timeline of Jewish history and persecution, an encyclopedia, primary documents, and more.
'The International Tracing Service at Bad Arolsen (ITS) serves victims of Nazi persecutions and their families by documenting their fate through the archives it manages.The ITS preserves these historic records and makes them available for research.'
'The testimonies on this site are drawn from a major oral history programme - The Living Memory of the Jewish Community - which between 1987 and 2000 gathered 186 audio life story interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their children.' --- audio versions provided and the site maintained by the British Library
Open since September 1997, the Museum of Jewish Heritage was created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust. It honors those who died by celebrating their lives- cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today.
The educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, the Museum of Tolerance focuses on two central themes in its exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust.
The center is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The Center confronts important contemporary issues including racism, anti-semitism, terrorism and genocide.
First-hand accounts of horror, survival, and liberation of 70 victims of Nazi atrocities and oppression during World War II. The interviewees are farmers, lawyers, artists, carpenters and others from many religions, nationalities, and languages from across Europe. The interviews were conducted in 1946 in displaced persons camps around Europe and transcribed into English by Dr. David Pablo Boder, an Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953 by the Israeli Knesset. Since its inception, Yad Vashem has been entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving the memory and story of each of the six million victims, and imparting the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come through its archives, library, school, museums and recognition of the Righteous Among the Nations.
This site, sponsored by the JewishGen genealogy group, features translations of more than 580 Yizkor books originally written in Yiddish. 'Yizkor books were written after the Holocaust as memorials to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust. They were usually put together by survivors from those communities and contain descriptions and histories of the shtetl, biographies of prominent people, lists of people who perished, etc.' Also includes information about libraries with Yizko
This site (which seems not to be available in March 2015) documents Jewish faith during the Holocaust. It provides information about Jewish communities affected, testimony from adults and hidden children, and information about how observant Jews managed to keep their faith and follow Jewish law during the Holocaust. Site contains images of archival documents, abstracts of books, photographs, and video. Available in English and Hebrew. The link to the English language version was not working in April 2015.