Awards 1995-97 – What People Are Saying About The Cybrary

What People Are Saying About The Cybrary
Reviews from our past

Awards: 1995-97


November 1997 selection

Our sites were featured in the June and July 1997 issues of Netrageous Results, Thanks to Audri and Jim Lanford for their support.

The History Channel

July 1997 selection



NetGuide Platinum Site Award, 1997

NetGuide Platinum Site

“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 curriculum that make use of teaching tools, such as music from the era. Finally, in-context links make this a hyper-learning experience to boot.”

L.A. Times Pick, 1995 and 1996

L.A. Times Pick, 1995 and 1996


Magellan 3 Star Site, 1996Magellan 3 Star Site, 1996

Club Web Platinum, 1996Club Web Platinum, 1996

Dear Friends,

We share these awards with our visitors. Because of this important recognition,we have been able to share our message with literally hundreds of thousands.

But more importantly, it helps us share these stories. We have had many great reviews and are sharing just a few because of space. Thanks for all the support.

Cybrary of the Holocaust

CNET’s Best of Web

“As time passes, memory can fade. The Cybrary of the Holocaust uses art, discussion groups,photos, poems, and a wealth of facts to preserve powerful memories and to educate scholars and newcomers alike about the Holocaust…The Cybrary is stunningly effective in its service to memory.” (2/26/97)

Reviews & Awards: 1995-1996



GNN’s Web Review: June 1995

GNN's review 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, I realized that it may well be the best educational site on the Internet.

It is wonderfully organized, taking a huge body of information and breaking it into logical, easily accessed parts that are easy to navigate. A two-year-long project to create educational materials about the Holocaust led to the WWW site as well as a CD-ROM that will be available in July. The Cybrary is divided into four parts: Text,which includes essays on the history of the Jews and the rise of Adolf Hitler as well as essays on fascism. There are also interviews with Holocaust survivors and information about resisters and 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.”

Wired: October 1995

Wired review “Stands alone as a serious and illuminating stop on the Web.”

NetGuide: November 1995

4 Stars rating by Net Guide 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 of Images documents the rise of Nazism and the horrors of the concentration camps. With troubling photographs, such as those of a Jewish family being taken from their home and a mass grave at Bergen-Belsen, parents will want to be on hand when children visit. The Imagine Art Gallery is a place where youngsters can explore the concept of genocide in painting and poetry, the artwork created by Anne Williams’ sixth graders is among the most thought-provoking Holocaust depictions we’ve seen. Other visitors can share their reflections in The Empty Mirror. This interactive memorial unites technology and humanity in a positive and powerful way.”

Camille Tillman, Novel Books: January 10, 1996

Cybrary of the Holocaust is probably the best educational site that exists on the Internet. You’ll find text, pictures and personal reflections on one of the most devastating events in history.