The Origin Story of – Holocaust History Project focusing on Life is a community built on a common vision – protecting the stories of survival, liberation, and hope.

This video is the story of how we began, how you can help, and most importantly, recognizing the contributions of our community that is now 27 years old as of 2022.

This project began as a Master’s Project, with a CD-ROM, play, and year long commemoration held at California State University in Chico.

We are a group of contributors dedicated to Holocaust education.

Holocaust History Project

Founded 1995 and Growing Ever Since

This project began with a simple premise; help people reach a large audience of teachers and students with their work, in the face of the first round of Holocaust revisionism.

The goal here is to remember the stories of survival, of liberation, and of hope.

And with the rapid growth of new resources online, we are responding to requests from teachers and students to help organize all this information.

We are looking for help from teachers and students, who can volunteer and update on the site, or simply send us their questions, their educational curriculums, so we can weave content around their specific questions.

The result will be a reviewed collection for students and teachers of all ages. Please let us know your favorite sites, and subjects, and we’ll see if we can include them. shares stories of survival and liberation, providing trusted resources for teachers sending students out on the Internet to find facts about the Holocaust. is about hope. A hope for a better future. A hope to end the hatred and begin growing through knowledge.

We are a community of contributors, from Holocaust survivors like Harold Gordon, to children of Holocaust Survivors like Joseph Korn, and Alan Jacobs, whose photos of Auschwitz and many other project teach people every day at

Alan Jacobs’ continuing work with Auschwitz Museum led to a joint project in 2004, completed in 2009, funded by and powered by his photography.

This helped Auschwitz Museum go online with valuable content, a cooperative learning approach that is central to and its many contributors.

Adobe also awarded this site the Social Impact in Media Award, against hundreds of traditional schools.

We are honored to be part of the bridge between schools and the Internet, by providing content and a helping hand in when researching the Holocaust.

On our 20th anniversary we shared this video to give a glimpse on the history, community, and development of this site.

Allach Liberation

How Dark the Heavens by Sidney Iwens
Lubaczow Partisans

Keep Yelling!
A Polish Partisan Testimony

"He was at last able to summons the painful memories of those tragic events he lived through from 1939 to the end of 1944 — the day he finally exclaimed ‘I am free!’. ."

Jacques Lipetz and the story related to the Jewish Refugee Committee of Manila (JRC)

"The Jewish colony in Manila was a mixture of German Jews who hailed largely from Breslau and Frankfurt, a variety of other European Jews from Eastern Europe mainly, a number of Sephards from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq and us."

Jacque Lipetz

Listen and Learn

Books by Survivors

Romanian Survivor

A Holocaust Survivor’s Poetry

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