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PBS - Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
Companion to the January-February 2005 TV broadcast.
Sections include: Maps & Plans ; Timeline ; About the Series ; Learning Resources ; Auschwitz 1940-1945 ; Understanding Auschwitz Today ; Dachau 1974.

Facing History & Ourselves
"For 30 years, Facing History has been engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the choices they confront in their own lives."

Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy
"There is a strong interactive element, asking visitors to consider the moral dilemmas of Nuremberg, consider the culpability of the Swiss, or examine the future implications of the Holocaust. An interactive timeline and a brief summary go over the events themselves, linking to a multimedia glossary with pronunciations and other related audio, images, and link to sites that expand on the basic definitions.
A very useful teaching tool created as part of the ThinkQuest annual competition for 12-19 year olds.

Holocaust Educational Foundation
"...is a private, non-profit organization established in 1980 by survivors, their children, and their friends in order to preserve and promote awareness of the reality of the Holocaust."

Holocaust Essays
"The following are essays created by a class studying the Holocaust."

Humor as a Defense Mechanism in the Holocaust
"The purpose of this study was to investigate and comprehend the types of humor and laughter and the functions they fulfilled in the Holocaust."
Doctor of Philosophy Thesis from Tel-Aviv University.
By Chaya Ostrower

Learning about the Holocaust through Art
"The works of art in this collection offer a useful resource for Holocaust education, especially when combined with the accompanying biographical and historical material...Because it is art-based, this resource has the potential to be used quite broadly across the curriculum - in Art and Art History, as well as more common subjects such as History, Social Studies, Language Arts or Citizenship."

March of the Living International
"...is an international, educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day."

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
"An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust. Extensive teacher resources for Holocaust education are included."

Teaching the Holocaust Through Stamps
An Interdisciplinary and Computerized Program through the use of Stamps, Pictures, Text and Paintings by Holocaust Children.
By Chaya Ostrower and Tova Perlmutter

University of Minnesota - Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS)
Sections include: Virtual Museum of Holocaust and Genocide Art ; Histories, Narratives, Documents ; Educational Resources ; Links & Bibliography.

University of Sussex - Centre for German-Jewish Studies

  • Holocaust Education Resources
    "This site is aimed at teachers and students of the Holocaust. Increasing numbers of people are learning about the Holocaust in schools and universities. This is a unique site because it is based on material from survivors and refugees from the Holocaust, held in the archives of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex. The archives are broad-based: personal and family papers of German-Jewish refugees from the Nazis in the 1930s; and of the art works and personal papers of Arnold Daghani, a survivor of the Holocaust..."

Voices of the Holocaust
"This web resource consists of oral history testimonies gathered from Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain. These testimonies are personal, individual, true stories, which describe life during the Holocaust."
Sections include: Topics for Students ; Teachers' Information ; Testimony Library ; Student Information Cards ; Reference.
The British Library - Living Words

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