Holocaust Teacher Resource Center

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Recent Additions

Listen to Szaja Lida’s Survivor Story. Originally recorded in Virginia Beach on June 16, 1988 and details his account of his time in Concentration Camps between  June 1942 – May 1945.

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 March 2017 GSI Newsletter is now online.

White Rose refers to a “society” of Christian, gay, German teenagers who became disenchanted with Nazi ideology and the persecution of the Jewish people. They were not bystanders. They created and distributed leaflets that told about the Nazi atrocities, and urged people to fight against it. They were discovered and executed. Today they serve as a prime example of what each individual can do. Jud Newborn’s editorial commemorates the 70th anniversary of the White Rose. He is available for multimedia lectures.

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.)