Awards 1996-97 – What People Are Saying About The Cybrary
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What People Are Saying About The Cybrary
Recent Awards: 1996-97
November 1997 selection
Our sites were featured in the June and July 1997 issues of Netrageous Results,www.netrageous.com. Thanks to Audri and Jim Lanford for their support.
The History Channel
July 1997 selection
“The chronicles of Jewish extermination are painstakingly remembered by the Cybrary of the Holocaust. Documentation here of the Jewish Holocaust is formidable and includes a virtual tour through Auschwitz, personal stories of the resistance, and a photo file of the death camps. Children of survivors have their own section where they may exchange remembrances of parents or grandparents and discuss ways to communicate with the older generation. Teachers will appreciate the learning materials and teachers’ guide here, along with curriculums that make use of teaching tools, such as music from the era. Finally, in-context links make this a hyperlearning experience to boot.”
The Library Journal gave us an excellent review in July 1996 as well.
Club Web Platinum, 1996
We share these awards with our visitors. Because of these important recognitions,we have been able to share our message with literally hundreds of thousands. Thiscyte received over one million hits in both April and May 1997, making it one of the mostheavily trafficked Holocaust-related Web Sites.
But more importantly, it helps us share these stories. We have had many great reviewsand are sharing just a few because of space. Thanksfor all the support.
Peace,Michael Declan Dunn
“As time passes, memory can fade. The Cybrary ofthe Holocaust uses art, discussion groups,photos, poems, and a wealth of facts to preservepowerful memories and to educate scholars andnewcomers alike about the Holocaust…The Cybrary is stunningly effective in itsservice to memory.” (2/26/97)
Reviews & Awards: 1995-1996
GNN’s Web Review: June 1995
Review by Global Network Navigator’s David Hipschman
“Containing encyclopedic information about the Holocaust, this page is not an easy one to visit.But after spending some time at the Cybrary of the Holocaust, Irealized that it may well be the best educational site on theInternet.
It is wonderfully organized, taking a huge body of information andbreaking it into logical, easily accessed parts that are easy tonavigate. A two-year-long project to create educational materialsabout the Holocaust led to the WWW site as well as a CD-ROM that willbe available in July. The Cybrary is divided into four parts: Text,which includes essays on the history of the Jews and the rise of AdolfHitler as well as essays on fascism. There are also interviews with Holocaust survivors and information about resistersand rescuers.
Images, the second section, includes photos from the German election of 1932 through the opening of the first concentration camps, the horrors in the camps, and a selection of photos after liberation by Allied forces.
The third section (to me, the most moving) is the Imagine 1 Art Gallery, which contains drawings, paintings, and poems created by sixth-grade students after they were taught about the Holocaust. The final section, The Empty Mirror: A Place for Your Thoughts, is a repository — a place to reflect and answer the question: What does the Holocaust mean to you?
Whatever your own answer, this a Web site that will educate you, move you to tears, and leave you with great hope. The site also includes links to dozens of other great resources, including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.”
“Stands alone as a serious and illuminating stop on the Web.”
Never Forget: Learning Lab
“The Cybrary of the Holocaust bears witness to the power of memory, carefully archiving the voices and visions of victimsand survivors. Like the best educational resources, this online library holds lessons for all ages. The site is arranged simply in four parts: Text presents facts, historical perspectives and excerpts from memoirs of survivors,provides a niche for visitors’ contributions and a place for children of survivors to meet. A small, but potent selection ofImages documents the rise of Nazism and the horrors of the concentration camps. With troubling photographs, such as thoseof a Jewish family being taken from their home and a mass grave at Bergen-Belsen, parents will want to be on hand whenchildren visit. The Imagine Art Gallery is a place where youngsters can explore the concept of genocide in painting andpoetry, the artwork created by Anne Williams’ sixth graders is among the most thought-provoking Holocaust depictionswe’ve seen. Other visitors can share their reflections in The Empty Mirror. This interactive memorial unites technology andhumanity in a positive and powerful way.”
Cybrary of the Holocaust is probably the best educational site that exists on theInternet. You’ll find text, pictures and personal reflections on one of the mostdevastating events in history.