Holocaust Educational Resources for Students and Teachers
Do you know survivors from France, who may have been saved by Adolfo Kaminsky and his work?
A new documentary about Hannah Arendt, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, is available from Zeitgeist Film’s as a home DVD release.
- Jeanne Dingell shares her article: The Question of the Polish Forced Labourer during and in the Aftermath of World War II: The Example of the Warthegau Forced Labourers
- Triangles and Tribulations: The Politics of Nazi Symbols
“This article explores the politics of “reclamation.” Its focus is on pink and black triangles, currently used as symbols for gay and lesbian pride and liberation. Previously, these same identifiers were worn by those destined for annihilation during the Holocaust. I suggest that, in [re]claiming these markers, activists, however well intentioned, run a path dangerously close to historical denial.”
- Art As Evidence: The Nazi’s Cultural War by Elana Verbin, exploring the recent auction of art works seized by the Nazis.
- The CD-ROM “Lest We Forget”, with video clips and extensive information for teachers.
- Online Study Guide for the Survivors of Shoah series, including a timeline.
- A Dangerous Experiment
Read about an experiment in 1967 to teach students how it was like back in Nazi Germany and the consequences.
- The Young Soapmaker (a complete book online) by Gertie Lerer.
- Excerpt from Anne Frank: The Biography, a book by Melissa Müller.
- Excerpt from Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew by Richard Breitman.
- Annotated Holocaust Bibliography I: General and Specialized History
- Annotated Holocaust Bibliography II:
Biography, Fiction, Memoirs, Diaries, Poetry, Drama, Art and Literary Criticism
- Teaching the Holocaust: Grades 4-12, by Teresa Morretta. With timeline, lesson plan, vocabulary and more.
- Survivor Judy Cohen shares a poem, Fifty Years Later: Reflections on Teaching The Holocaust to Young People.
- Companies Affiliated With Concentration Camps submitted by Judy Cohen
- MBA Proposal to Learn about the Holocaust Warren Thompson’s proposal for Holocaust education in business graduate programs.
- My Family: Being German Didn’t Mean You Were Safe Read a story of one family’s ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia, by Lori Beckett.
- A Trip in the German Countryside, a story of visiting Dachau Camp as a child.
- The Diary of Hannah Rosen: Europe’s Jews and America’s Response, 1937-1945 written by a student from interviews conducted with important historical figures, and her family.
Interviews with Historians – Full Text
Points of View and Experiences
- New Jersey’s Education and Kristallnacht Commemoration Efforts
- Auschwitz Revisited, article by Chuck Ferree (Liberator).
- Making Belzec a Memorial
Alan Elsner, a Reuters correspondent writing in a private capacity, shares his thoughts of the need to create a Belzec concentration camp memorial.
- “In Auschwitz wurde niemand vergast.” (“Nobody was gassed at Auschwitz”) 60 Rightist Lies and How to Counter Them
- Medical Experiments by Ronald Bennett
- tell him that I…Women Writing the
Holocaust, a thesis by Catherine Bernard.
- Survivor Alexander Kimel’s poem, In Memory – A Holocaust Prayer
- Genericide A play exploring history, memory, a survivor, and the ways we look at ourselves. Written, produced, and directed by the founder of Remember.org.