The "Historical Topics" section of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum contains a wealth of information about the Holocaust. The Education section will be of particular value to teachers. Follow the links from the home page to Museum / Museum Exhibitions / Special Focus / Mapping the Holocaust for animated audio/visual presentations of maps of the Holocaust.

The Holocaust Teacher Resource Center is a collection of materials that can be used in the classroom to teach about the Holocaust. It includes lesson plans from early years through high school, some with source materials that can be downloaded, and other lesson plans that require the purchase of books upon which the lessons are based.

The Yad VaShem site has a chronology of the events from 1933-1938 in the section "About the Holocaust". There is also an extensive collection of photographs and artwork in the "Online Exhibitions" section.

The Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust is an overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature. The site includes descriptions of different groups of people (victims, perpetrators, resisters etc.) and their involvement, a detailed timeline of events (with links to documents and other sites), teacher resources, video clips, student activities and more.

The education section of the Remember site includes lesson plans and bibliographies related to teaching about the Shoah. The main site includes art, photos, poems and facts to preserve the memory of the Shoah.

In addition to other facets of Jewish history, The Jewish Student Online Research Center includes extensive information about the Holocaust. The site is suitable for high school students and older.

Virtual Cinema: The Steven Spielberg Film Archive includes more than two hundred films that document 20th century Jewish life, including footage from various Jewish communities, the Holocaust, pre-state Israel and the early years of the State. The films range from short documentaries such as a ten-minute film Jewish Life in Cracow, to a 49-minute film, The Day Came, which depicts the struggle for Israel’s survival after the Declaration of Independence. This is an exceptional resource for historians, teachers and students.

Designed by an international team of experts, the Centropa project Witness to a Jewish Century is an online archive of photos and memoirs of Central and Eastern Europe. An excellent resource with extensive search capabilities.

Historical background of Yom HaShoah.

The Jewish Theological Seminary site includes a discussion related to teaching the Holocaust, in particular, "How Much Holocaust is Too Much"?

The Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Agency for Jewish Learning * 2740 Beechwood Blvd * Pittsburgh, PA 15217 * 412-521-1101

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