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Holocaust Resources

"The Holocaust took place in Europe between 1933 and 1945. Six million (6 000 000) Jews were systematically and brutally murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Millions of non-Jews, including Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), Serbs, political dissidents, people with disabilities, homosexuals and Jehovah's Witnesses, were also persecuted by the Nazis." Source: The Museum of Tolerance

"Holocaust history and related tolerance concepts can be difficult and complex for students to discuss. The following guidelines offer some suggestions to help prepare for a respectful and sensitive discussion on the Holocaust.

1. Avoid over generalizations and simplistic comparisons. Encourage students to move beyond simple answers to the complex questions of the Holocaust. Be careful not to stereotype groups of people, for example as victims or perpetrators. When discussing the broad topic of genocide, take heed of the unique facts and circumstances of each historical incident.

2. Use precise and appropriate language. Define terms used and discuss their meaning in the context of your lessons.

3. Help students personalize history by connecting faces and stories to the statistics. Look at particular examples of individual Holocaust victims, both Jewish and non-Jewish, in literature, historical texts. Explore resistance to the Nazis and the emergence of heroes.

4. Select your resources carefully and guide your students to think critically about the sources they find. Utilize both primary and secondary source materials. Be aware of Holocaust revisionism. When possible, arrange for Survivors to speak to your students."

Source: The Museum of Tolerance

The following Holocaust Resources will help educators prepare and present accurate lessons and units of study on the Holocaust of World War II.

  1. "Ask a Survivor" program whereby students, researchers, and others are able to ask a survivor a question and receive an answer
  2. 36 Questions About the Holocaust
  3. Children of the Holocaust from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
    The stories of children caught up in the Holocaust from the Museum of Tolerance's (MOT's) photo passport cards at the Holocaust exhibit.
  4. Courage to Remember Poster Series from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
    This series, unique in range and scope, is ideal for commemorative or education use in community centers, high schools and universities, libraries, synagogues and churches, and by other interested organizations and individuals.
  5. Digital Archives from the Museum of Tolerance In addition to images from the archives you may search for names of holocaust survivors and victims.
  6. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies works to improve Canadian society by combating hate and antisemitism and supporting projects which promote tolerance, justice and human rights.
  7. Glossary of the Holocaustfrom the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
  8. Go For Broke Foundation Testimonies from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
    Oral testimonies of members of the Japanese American 522nd Field Artillery Battalion in the US Army on the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.
  9. Holocaust Denial Bibliography from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
  10. Holocaust Resources from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
    Information to assist teachers in teaching about the Holocaust including helpful tips, 36 questions, and reference materials.
  11. Lessons and Activities for Teaching About the Holocaust (grades K to 6) from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
  12. Lessons and Activities for Teaching About the Holocaust (grades 7 to 12) from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
  13. Teacher's Guide for Teaching About the Holocaust from the Simon Wiesenthal Center
    Lessons and activities to bridge the educational experience in the MOT with learning in the classroom and beyond. The lessons support the State of California U.S.A. Public Education System content standards.
  14. Vocabulary and Concepts for Teaching About the Holocaust from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles

More resources to add from here http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.asp?c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=4441267


  1. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies carries out the work of the Wiesenthal Center in Canada by bringing antisemitism, bigotry, racial hatred, and ethnic intolerance to the attention of the Canadian government, the public and the media. Friends has established itself as a leader in the field of social awareness and public education throughout Canada. phone: 416-864-9735