Holocaust Research Materials: Libraries & Virtual Libraries
Massuah, the Institute for the Study of the Holocaust Memorial to Members of Zionist Youth Movements in Disaster and Revolt, is a school of Holocaust education in Israel. The Massuah complex contains classrooms, an archive, a library and an educational museum. Massuah offers seminars, teacher training programs, and educational programs.
Remember.org is a “cybrary” of Holocaust information and materials including a virtual tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau, images of other concentration camps, a search-and-unite site for Holocaust survivors, and educational materials for researchers and teachers.
Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Simon Wiesenthal Center was established in 1977 to serve as an international Jewish human rights center dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust through education and social action. The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s website features digital Holocaust resource archives, information on contemporary human rights issues, and links to the New York Tolerance Center, the Center for Human Dignity in Jerusalem, and other social justice organizations.
Labor and the Holocaust: The Jewish Labor Committee and the Anti-Nazi Struggle
The New York University Jewish Labor Committee archive containing 850 boxes of Jewish Labor Committee records, documentation, photographs, posters and graphics has been cataloged by NYU archivists. This online exhibit offers users a portfolio of a hundred photographs and documents from the Jewish Labor Committee Collection to create a chronological view of the Jewish Labor Committee from its origins to the end of the Holocaust and through reconstruction and postwar aid efforts. The site also offers viewers a bibliography of additional resources for research purposes.
The Ghetto Fighters’ Museum (Israel)
This is the website for The Ghetto Fighters’ Museum and the adjoining Yad LaYeled Museum between Akko and Nahariya. The museum, founded in 1949 by Holocaust survivors, houses information about Jews in the 20th century and educates the public about Jewish resistance movements including the organized uprisings of Jews in ghettos and camps, and Jews who fought in partisan units and the armies of the Allied forces. The website offers museum information as well as information about the museum’s archives and educational programs.
The Holocaust History Project
The Holocaust History Project offers an archive of Holocaust related documents, photographs, recordings, and essays. The site also contains Holocaust-denial information and refutation.
The Holocaust Memorial Center
The Holocaust Memorial Center, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, offers synopses for Holocaust survivor interviews, a menu of library and archive materials, and an “About the Holocaust” link containing introductory information about the Holocaust and exhibits at the Memorial Center.
The Mazal Library
The Mazal Library is a resource for historians, researchers, students and the general public containing 20,000 books, microfilm rolls, pamphlets, and ephemera related to the Holocaust, bigotry and anti-semitism, including 70,000 original documents that were used in the Nuremburg Trials. The cyber-library section of the webpage will contain searchable text of the 42 volumes of the International Military Tribunal; the 15 volumes of the Nuernburg Military Tribunal, and the 11 volumes of the Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression. The archives contain PDF versions of various photographs and documents pertaining to the Holocaust.
Voice Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Dr. Sidney Bolkosky interviewed Holocaust survivors and recorded their testimony. The tapes, transcripts, and audio versions of those interviews are available through the Voice Vision website.
The Nuremburg War Crimes Trials
Yale Law School's Avalon Project has published the proceedings of the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials on its website. The documents include trial motions, orders of the tribunal, presentation of cases, testimony of witnesses and final reports related to the Nuremburg Trials. The site also contains documents from subsequent proceedings and other key documents related to the Nuremburg proceedings.
Witness to the Holocaust Project
The Fred Roberts Crawford Witness to the Holocaust Project files document the liberation of concentration camps at the end of World War II. The collection consists of 43 boxes of transcripts, documentation, photographs, audiotapes, films, and videotapes housed in the Woodruff Library of Emory University. This website offers a selection of materials from that collection to create a multimedia virtual library of Holocaust materials.
Women and the Holocaust-A Cyberspace of Their Own
This website contains information about women in the Holocaust. The site features testimonies, poetry, scholarly writing, a "women of valor" section, personal reflection, and other research aids.
Yad Vashem Website
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953 to document the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period. Located on Har Hazikaron, the Mount of Remembrance, in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is one of the most expansive and in-depth Holocaust museums in the world. This website links to Yad Vashem materials, including databases and research archives.