Holocaust Teacher Resource Center

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Recent Additions

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) created a program called What We Carry.   Survivor Videos has some information about that program.  It also has four professionally made videos with Holocaust survivors telling some of what they experienced during the Holocaust.

The Generations of the Shoah International (GSI) newsletter has information on Holocaust education and commemoration programs from around the world. It also has Holocaust-related news articles and videos dealing with issues of restitution, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and more. This is the most comprehensive listing of conference and program information. The Summer 2017 GSI Newsletter is now online.

Why Teach?

UNESCO asks the question:
“Why teach about the Holocaust”?

“What can be learned about preventing genocide and mass atrocities through study of the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes?”

“Other genocides have occurred after the Holocaust, on several continents. How can we draw better lessons from the past?”

(Posted with permission by UNESCO.)

Lesson Plans

Holocaust survivor Peter L. Fischl wrote a poem titled “To The Little Polish Boy Standing With His Arms Up” in response to a photo of Jewish people being forced out of a ghetto. A lesson plan written by award winning teacher Nancy Gorrell was published in the English Journal and posted on this site with permission.

Download the photo/poem and
lesson plan, or order the teaching kit.

(Posted with permission by Peter L. Fischl)

Response to Deniers

Arieh’s Response to Deniers

Arieh Lebowitz, Associate Director of Jewish Labor Committee responded to Sonya Brendon of Sydney, Austrailia who questioned the existence of evidence of gas chamber that killed Holocaust victims. His response details documented sources of that evidence.

Click here to read his editorial response.

(Posted with permission by Arieh Lebowitz.)