Online Resources

Yad Vashem’s Online Video Learning  An excellent and substantial source for video resources for educators from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

The Azrieli Foundation Survivor Memoirs Program provides free resources, including books, education programs and lesson plans, the digital platform Re:Collection and short films.

The IWalk App is an interactive educational program that connects concrete physical locations with memories of Holocaust-related events that took place on these locations in several European cities. People walking through the tours use tablet computers to watch clips of Holocaust survivors and witnesses telling personal stories about how the locations factored into their experiences. The clips are drawn from their testimonies in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

Mémorial de la Shoah-Centre de documentation – a multilingual website with excellent resources for teachers, including filmography and multimedia resources.

The Kazerne Dossin website from Belgium. A multilingual website.
Kazerne Dossin does not only deal with the ‘Belgian case’ but it is also a museum about massive violence. Taking the Holocaust as basis, Kazerne Dossin searches for timeless mechanisms of group pressure and collective violence that can result under certain conditions in mass murder and genocide. This question touches the core of modern human rights with emphasis on freedom and non-discrimination. The behaviour of the perpetrators and opportunists serves as basis for alerting the visitor to collective violent mechanisms among us and to the possibility to say ‘no’.

Memories of the Occupation of Greece   In Canada,like Germany,  very little is known about the German occupation of Greece. In Greece, however, the occupation and the crimes committed remain very present. For the project “Memories of the Occupation of Greece” at least 70 biographical interviews with Greek contemporary witnesses will be filmed. Their memories of the occupation will be preserved for the future and edited for presentation on the internet. An excellent source for educators and students about this little-known chapter of the Holocaust which wiped out 87% of the pre-war Jewish population of Greece.

History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust What could Americans have known about the Nazi threat from reading their local newspapers in the 1930s and 1940s? An activity which can be easily adapted for Canadian classrooms.

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure offers a series of excellent online courses.

Forbidden Music Regained
The Leo Smit Foundation has launched a new English language website, “Forbidden Music Regained” which offers access to a searchable database with 35 biographies and nearly 1900 works and audio samples by composers who lived and worked in the Netherlands and were persecuted in World War II.

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Resource Guide
The IHRA Resources Guide provides quick links to IHRA tools and information in the fields of Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Translations into French and several other languages enable these tools to be used in countries around the world.

The Fate of European Roma and Sinti During the Holocaust
Includes an excellent manual for teachers.

The Holocaust and Other Genocides
With links to versions in many  languages.

The London Jewish Cultural Centre’s Holocaust Explained

The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s Coming of Age

The World Remembers

Recollection
An extraordinary new tool from the Azrieli Foundation.

USHMM’s The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students

Using Social Media in Holocaust Education