Educational Resources


Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust. Free download of Excellent Teacher’s Guide from the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

USC Shoah Foundation – Institute for Visual History and Education. Fifty-two thousand video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. Includes online exhibits.

iwitness  With over 1300 video testimonies, activities, and multimedia resources, I Witness provides educators and students with tools to work with testimony. Educators can build custom activities or use already prepared activities and students can build their own videos, word clouds and much more.

Social Studies School Service Excellent source for materials (for sale) on the Holocaust.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum See “Children During the Holocaust” and related articles and links.

Yad Vashem: The World Remembrance Center The International School for Holocaust Studies, Committed to Commemoration, Documentation, Research, and Education.


Note to Teachers:

Some websites claiming to be about the Holocaust are actually the work of those who seek to minimize or deny it. Your review of web resources is essential to your students’ learning.


  • Bartel, Judy. The Holocaust: A Primary Source History . Gareth Stevens. 2006. Historical review interspersed with speech excerpts, government documents, telegram texts, letters, and more.
  • Berenbaum, Michael. The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum . USHM. 2006. An excellent and accessible resource from an important source.
  • Berenbaum, Michael. A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors . Bulfinch. 2003. Graphics, a CD of survivor testimony, and facsimiles of primary documents tell the story of the Holocaust in depth.
  • Danks, Carol and Rabinsky, Leatrice, eds. Teaching for a Tolerant World, Grades 9-12: Essays and Resources. NCTE. 1999.
  • Gitlin, Marty. The Holocaust . ABDO. 2011. Accessible and thorough review from the “prelude to horror” to modern-day  Holocaust denial.
  • Hill, Jeff. The Holocaust . Omnigraphics. 2006. Primary sources explore the Holocaust from its roots in 16th century European anti-Semitism to an examination of the importance of bearing witness.
  • Holocaust Chronicle . Publications Intl. 2000.  A comprehensive, chronological examination of the Holocaust beginning in 1933. Extensive amount of information; graphic photos.
  • Rogasky, Barbara. Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust . Revised & Expanded Edition. Holiday House. 2002.  Rogasky revisits her chilling account of Hitler’s rise to power, the extermination of millions of European Jews, and the efforts by some today to erase history.
  • Wood, Angela. Holocaust: The Events and Their Impact on Real People . DK Publishing. 2007. As is the DK tradition, photos and text work hand-in-hand to provide an excellent overview of events. Includes a DVD of survivor testimony.