Frequently Asked Questions At the Cybrary


Frequently Asked Questions

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Dear Friend,

Thank you for visiting; while I can’t answer each email individually, I will try to respond to your questions. In the meantime, this automated message will share some info you may be looking for. Below are a few common questions we get here at the Cybrary, I hope they help.

Mike Dunn
Cybrary of the Holocaust

1. I need specific research materials, can you send them to me?

The Cybrary cannot address individual requests; I’ll try to point you in the right direction, but if you cannot find what you need here, the best advice is to:

Go to our Links page:

Go to our Search Keywords page:

We have a wealth of materials onlne. Navigating the Cybrary is simple; we have split the site into just a few different sections.

If you are looking for photos, try the Images section:

If you are looking for images from The Camps, try Alan Jacobs’ section:

Virtual Tour of Auschwitz:

If you are looking for research information, we have:

These are our Education and Teacher’s Guide.

If you would like to read Student’s Work online, visit the Imagine Art Gallery (we also accept submissions):

If you are looking for eyewitness testimonies from survivors and liberators, visit our Witnesses page:

Finally, if you would like to hear an audio interview with a survivor, visit Harold Gordon’s page:

We have RealAudio clips of him speaking.

2. I’m looking for information about relatives, where do I go?

There are a number of offline resources listed at:

One good one is:

The Holocaust Global Registry:

You can also search The Brest Ghetto Passport Archive, A Searchable Database:

3. You need more pictures and information about this subject.

The Cybrary grows from contributions; we are limited in our access to content and funding, but if you know some good resources or would like to contribute, please email We encourage submissions, especially from students, teachers, and others interested in sharing knowledge. Images and photos are particularly needed. If you know a good link, let us know as well so we can share it.

4. How can I use the Internet to help my classes?

The Cybrary offers space for classes to conduct research and post materials. This cyte has offered space to teachers and students for years. One example is Joseph Korn, who put his father’s book at the Cybrary and talks to local schools about it. Joey’s site is at:,

Abe’s Story, the story of his father. It is an excellent example of learning about the Holocaust through online lesson plans, email, and even having Joey visit schools in his area to help teachers. Joey also moderates the Children of Survivors section, where 2nd gens meet, post materials, and also have access to a mailing list for their specific interests.


Finally, a teacher has donated her efforts at intergrating the Internet with her classes; visit

5. Who “owns” the Cybrary? Where do you get your funding?

In a way we all do; all people who donate their content retain their rights to it (so if you want to borrow something, look for an email on the page and ask the owner). The Cybrary is not really owned. I started this as a graduate school project back in 1993, and it evolved into its current form by allowing visitors to post materials.

At this site, the audience are the publishers, and I act as the editor. My company, Dunn Direct Group, donates its time, money, and services to keep this site alive.

If you would like to help us out, we have a non-profit set up to support our efforts. We hope to add interns and more audio to this site with just a little help.


To our visitors, there is no charge. But any help will be directed towards bringing more content online, and helping out organizations who want to share educational materials.

Michael Declan Dunn
Cybrary of the Holocaust