The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

Learn about Sousa Mendes visa recipients in our film:
SMF (link to Simone, the Rands, Lee Sterling & uncle & Irvings families & other links we made reference to

Learn about the Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes

Lessons about Moral Courage:

Echoes and Reflections - Holocaust Educators' Timeline

Facing History and Ourselves

The Holocaust Explained – British educators’ site


The Holocaust Research Project


Holocaust Teacher Resource Center


The Simon Wiesenthal Center


Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tole


Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust – TIMELINE


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


The USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness


Yad Vashem (International Holocaust Memorial Museum)


Staging Holocaust Resistance, Authors: Plunka, Gene A.

Chapter 7: Staging America's Response to the Holocaust: Susan Lieberman & Stephen J. Morewitz


            GLOSSARY   draft1“NOBODY WANTS US”

Author of several books on inter-ethnic cooperation and diversity, Irshad Manji emphasizes the vital importance of listening and lowering one’s ego to achieve moral courage. An excellent short video is included to demonstrate empathy & courage. Teachers may use this website as a means towards demonstrating the absence of moral courage embodied by the perpetrators, collaborators & bystanders of the Holocaust and the great moral courage of the rescuers (e.g. Attorney Morewitz & the Quanza).

This website is an enormous source of educational resources for Social Studies and other teachers on diversity, the Holocaust, and countless very specific subjects. Each subject has a brief video clip and an authoritative short written explanation of the issue. Sometimes suggested student activities are included.

Teachers of all grade levels could successfully utilize this excellent website because it covers such varied subtopics as “Race in US History,” “Anti-Semitism and Religious Intolerance,” and “Bullying” as well as The Holocaust. Each subtopic clarifies and elucidates the interaction of hatred, cruelty and the inevitable realization that the Holocaust was not a “natural disaster,” an act of God like a hurricane, but rather a manmade “human tragedy.”

 “The Holocaust Explained” website is designed to help students and others understand the key contexts, causes, events and consequences of The Holocaust. It is divided into nine topics which are arranged across the top of the homepage screen and throughout the site. Each topic is divided into sections and subsections, moving from larger and more general questions to more specific questions. Within each subsection are resources including maps, diagrams, films, photographs and documents.

The site also contains in some places advanced content, which provides a little bit more detail or some extra information about the topic. In order to activate advanced content across the site, simply click the red button on the left-hand side of each page menu”.

This website contains much teachable information because of its emphasis on visual artifacts of the times.

This is a superbly “teachable” site because it covers so many aspects of the Holocaust and includes lots of first person testimony by victims and perpetrators. Such sub-issues as Einsatzgruppen, Aktion Reinhard, Ghettos, Revolt & Resistance and Survivors’ Stories make this is an invaluable resource, made even more so by excellent photos and drawings


The United States Holocaust museum education website features many great classroom resources including free hard copies of handouts, dvds and posters that can be utilized to teach the Holocaust at all educational levels.

This website, named for the famous Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, is connected to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and features “Hear a Survivor” and “Virtual Field Trip” online. It also has “Lesson Plans and other digital resources” which should benefit teachers at all levels. There is a “Tools for Tolerance” feature which should prove very valuable in fostering teaching connections between the Holocaust and present-day mistreatment of minorities in this country and internationally.


Social Studies/History teachers would benefit enormously from this valuable resource which divides the period of the Holocaust into Timelines, starting with

“The Rise of the Nazi Party,” “Nazification,” “Ghettos”  “The Camps,” “Resistance,” “Rescue and Liberation,” and “Aftermath.”  Within each timeline, there are web links to other vital primary sources which will clarify and enrich the learning experience

This extremely rich site is invaluable to teachers at all levels.  Replete with podcasts, more than 850 articles about different aspects of the Holocaust, online tools for teaching and learning, resources on survivors and victims, connecting with survivors and videos of survivor testimony and reflection, teachers and students alike will benefit from the wealth of materials to be found here.

In addition to the irreplaceable value of Stephen Spielberg’s created “IWITNESS” program of international survivor testimonies, this website offers vital resources on Countering hate crimes & “Teaching with Testimony” which would bring the Holocaust to life for teachers and students. “Together We Are Stronger Than Hate at USC” is an initiative for youth to counteract anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia which contains multiple valuable teaching and learning resources.

The Israeli Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, has the most extensive collection in the world of Holocaust related materials with an emphasis on E learning.  Videos, podcasts, photos, testimonies, newsletters, on-line classes include every imaginable aspect of the Holocaust as well as classes/materials on the origins and perpetuation of anti-Semitism. Such areas of special focus include the Voices of Survivors and “Women in the Holocaust.”

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