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- Easier - The
Holocaust was the killing of millions of European
Jews and other people by Nazis during World War
- Harder - The word
holocaust means a sacrificial offering that is
completely burned. The Holocaust was the systematic
murder of Jews and others by the Nazis during World
War II (1939-1945). Nazis led by dictator Adolf
Hitler wanted to eliminate all people regarded as
racially inferior or politically dangerous. In
addition to Jews, the Nazis systematically killed
other people including Germans who were physically
handicapped or mentally retarded, Gypsies,
Slavs--particularly Poles and Soviet prisoners of
war, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, priests and
ministers, members of labor unions, and Communists
and other political opponents. By the end of the
war, the Nazis had killed millions of Jewish men,
women, and children, more than two-thirds of the
Jews in Europe, and as many as 6 million or more
people in all. Many of the Holocaust victims were
killed in specially constructed gas chambers, and
their bodies were then burned.
of the Holocaust
- This is a comprehensive website dedicated to
remembering and discussing the Holocaust.
Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students
(United States Holocaust Memorial
- Organized by theme, this site uses text,
historical photographs, maps, images of artifacts,
and audio clips to provide an overview of the
- Other Museum/Memorial Websites:
- 2) CANDLES Holocaust Museum http://www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org/
- 3) Holocaust Memorial Center http://www.holocaustcenter.com/
- 4) Non-Jewish Holocaust - The Forgotten Holocaust http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org/
- 6) Yad Vashem http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/
- Understanding & Prevention by
Alexander Kimel, Holocaust Survivor
- Remembering the victims or recording all the
details of this enormous tragedy is not
enough. Are we contented to report history in all its
details, or should we strive to understand the
historical forces, man's limitations to overcome
his instinctual drives, the herd instinct, his
inability to withstand the pressures of a
and the Holocaust from New Jersey Council for the Humanities
- The prominent analysts of the Holocaust may
have erased or ignored gender, but the Holocaust
did not. This site is aimed at correcting the
2) Women and the Holocaust
3) Women and the Holocaust
- Websites By Kids For Kids
End to Intolerance
- This student-produced magazine is created
annually by students 12-18 years of age as part of
the Holocaust/Genocide Project.
Rain - The World War II Death Camps (1999
- 'Ash rain' is an attempt to describe and
explain all the cruelties, which took place in the
World War II death camps.
(1997 ThinkQuest Project)
- This site forces visitors to confront the
horrors of the Jewish ghettos, the mass killing
centers, and concentration camps through text and
graphic photos, and to search for answers about how
the world could have allowed this inhuman chapter
in history to have occurred.
Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy (1997 ThinkQuest
- This site provides in-depth and accurate
information about the people, events, and social
effects of this sad chapter in history.
of the Holocaust (1999 ThinkQuest USA)
- This project informs of one of the most tragic
events in modern history.
- Justice at Last! The Holocaust Reparation Story (2001 ThinkQuest Internet Challenge)
- Since the end of the tyrannical Nazi-regime, the term "Holocaust" is well known and generally associated with the suffering of innocent people under the Nazis. Often enough, the association of this particular suffering is limited to concentration camps. Little is known about the suffering connected to slave labor.
Voices from the Past: The Holocaust (2003 ThinkQuest USA)
- We come from the past to educate you about the Holocaust. There are seven of us, seven fictional voices calling out to you to remember
l'Vracha: A Guide to the Holocaust (1997
- The website gives a thorough picture of the
rise of Nazism during World War II, the Holocaust,
and its aftermath. The most striking and useful
feature is the inclusion of primary source
documents and illustrations.
- More Holocaust Websites
- Anne Frank
- This detailed and informative site tells of
Anne's life and her diary.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Anne Frank Center http://www.annefrank.com/
3) The Anne Frank House http://www.channels.nl/amsterdam/annefran.html
Anne Frank Internet Guide (Awesome
- 4) Studying the Diary http://www.msnbc.com/onair/nbc/dateline/miepgies/diary.asp?cp1=1
of the Holocaust
- Here you find the stories of three survivors.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Children of the Holocaust http://www.mtsu.edu/~baustin/children.html
Life in Shadows: Children and the Holocaust http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/hiddenchildren/index/
- Holocaust History Project
- This project is an archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial.
Holocaust \ Shoah Page by Ben S.
- This website includes sections on the Nuremberg
Laws, the Final Solution, homosexuals, the
Nuremberg Trials, and much more.
- This links-site covers the rise of the Nazis,
their extermination of the Jew's, Roma's, Jehovah's
Witnesses and other "undesirables." It is an
exploration into how ordinary people can be led
into committing the ultimate horror - genocide.
Warning: Some sites contain explicit graphic
materials. There are also several links to lesson
- Other Holocaust Links-Sites:
- 2) Holocaust, The http://members.aol.com/TeacherNet/Holocaust.html#Sach
3) Holocaust Homepage from Shamash: The Jewish Internet
Holocaust Links http://web.macam98.ac.il/~ochayo//linke.htm
- 5) Holocaust Ring http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=shoah;list
6) Meyer's Holocaust Links http://pw1.netcom.com/~jdmeyer/shoah.htm
Timeline from the History Place
- This site features textual information and over
- Literature of the Holocaust maintained by A. Filreis
- This site connects to online literature related to the Holocaust.
- Ten Holocaust survivors fare
interviewed about their lives before World War II,
the changes they experienced as the war neared, and
their memories of the Holocaust.
- Other Survivor Stories:
- 2) Holocaust Survivor Oral Histories http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/
- 3) Holocaust Survivors http://www.holocaustsurvivors.org/
4) Survivors and Rescuers http://ddickerson.igc.org/survivors.html
5) Survivors at Teachers' Guide to the
6) Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/
- This website counters arguments that deny the
Holocaust. It contains an invaluable collection of
and the Holocaust Assets edited by Bruno
- Switzerland was in the center of an
international dispute regarding the recovery and
redistribution of assets which were stolen or have
disappeared during and following World War II. This
page [about] is a one-stop independent
resource monitoring the controversy.
- Related Website:
- 2) Nazi Gold (PBS Frontline) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/nazis/
Saves a Single Life... (Rescuers During the
- There were acts of courage and kindness during
the Holocaust which can offer us some hope for our
past and for our future. This bibliography lists
works (some available online) which discuss the
lives and actions of rescuers during the
- Similar Website:
- 2) To Save a Life: Stories of Holocaust Rescue
- Other Genocide Websites
- Armenian National Institute
The Armenian Genocide was thoroughly documented and universally condemned as it was occurring in 1915. Yet the world soon forgot about the atrocities. The recurrence of genocide since 1915 now stands as a warning to humankind about the need to prevent mass violence by confronting the past.
2) Genocide 1915 http://www.genocide1915.info/
- At this site, you learn about Cambodia's
darkest hour, the bondage of Cambodian people to
the Khmer Rouge.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Cambodian Genocide Program at Yale University http://www.yale.edu/cgp/
From Sideshow To Genocide: Stories of the
Cambodian Holocaust http://edwebproject.org/sideshow/index.html
- Darfur: A Genocide We Can Stop
- The Sudanese Government, using "Janjaweed" militias, its air force, and organized starvation, is systematically killing the black Sudanese of Darfur.
- Genocide Watch
- This organiztion exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder.
2) Prevent Genocide Interantional http://www.preventgenocide.org/
3) Web Genocide Documentation Centre http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide.htm
Rights Archives on the Genocide in Bosnia (and
the attempted genocide in Kosovo)
- This site reports of war crimes in the former
- Holocaust, Genocide,
and Human Rights by L.M. Woolf at Webster University
- This links-site connects to information on
genocide in Armenia, the Balkans and Bosnia, Burma,
Cambodia, Croatia, East Timor, Bangladesh, Rwanda
and Burunda, Sudan, and the Ukraine.
- 2) Genocide in the 20th Century from The History Place http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/
Nightmare: A Journey into the Rwanda
- This PBS website provides history of events on
how genocide in Rwanda was ignored. Question - How
can genocide, holocausts, be avoided in the
- Related Website:
- 2) Genocide in Rwanda by Rakiya Omaar and Alex
- 3) Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda (Human Rights Watch Report) http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/rwanda/
4) The Triumph of Evil from PBS Frontline http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/evil/
Websites for Teachers
Beast Within: An Interdisciplinary Unit (Grade
- This unit involves a study of the darker side
of human nature as explored by the literature and
history of 20th century man. The unit involves
activities in social studies, English, science and
Resources for Teachers and Learners (United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
- This online pamphlet is intended to assist
educators who are preparing to teach Holocaust
studies and related subjects.
- Not-To-Be-Missed Section:
- 2) Teaching about the Holocaust
(U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
of the Holocaust from a Personal Perspective
(Grade 8-12) by G. Cassutto
- This lesson involves the integration of basic
historical research, oral history, creative
writing, and analysis of primary and secondary
Holocaust--A Guide for Teachers by Linda Hurwitz, Director, The Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh
- This Holocaust Resource Guide is designed so that the teacher does not have to pursue original source material in order to feel comfortable with the complexity and diversity of Holocaust history and the range of the subject matter. This includes understanding the history or anti-Semitism and the history of the Jewish people as well as the events occurring in Europe which led to the rise of Nazism and the machinery of technology and bureaucracy which the Nazis implemented in order to fulfill its second front, which was a "War Against the Jews."
Teacher Resource Center (TRC)
- Educators, (kindergarten through college) will
find at this site materials which can be brought
into the classroom and studied. Whenever possible
entire documents are included and may be downloaded
for direct use in the classroom.
Unit Plan by Kurt Wasser (Grade
- The six lessons cover the causes, different
types of discrimination and persecution, and
effects of the Holocaust.
- Holocaust Curriculum (Grade 11)
- This course of study examines the Presdient Roosevelt's knowledge and response to the Holocaust.
- This program deals with the teaching of the
subject of the Holocaust - a chapter in the study
of World War II - through the use of authentic
stamps, drawings made by Holocaust children,
pictures, and historical and literary texts.
- Here you can see e-mail discussion on teaching
Truth about Anne Frank (Grade 8-12)
- This site is an extensive twelve-week unit
- Related Lesson Plans:
- (2) Anne Frank in the World, 1929 - 1945 (Grade
5-8, Grade 9-12)
- 3) Anne Frank: Writer from EDSITEment (Grades 6-8) http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=376
- (4) Anne Frank from Web English Teacher http://www.webenglishteacher.com/frank.html
World War II Holocaust by Henry J. Brajkovic
(Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute)
- The importance of teaching the Holocaust is to
counter the propaganda by some individuals
(including the American Nazi Party) who claim that
the Holocaust never happened.