Learn more about the holocaust, racism, and genocide by visiting the impactful organizations below:
Voices of Peace
The Voices of Peace choir singing at the Reception for Pope Benedict XVI at President Peres Residence, 11th May 2009, Jerusalem.
Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature.
Holocaust Center of Buffalo
General information on the Holocaust 1933-1945, as well as the written testimony of nineteen Holocaust Survivors who live in Western New York. Oral testimony videotapes of the nineteen Survivors and written biographies of each Survivor are available for classroom use.
The Holocaust Encyclopedia of the United States Holocaust Museum
The Museum's website provides articles, images, and testionies to viewers for learning, teaching, and researchers.
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, established in 1953 by an act of the Israeli Knesset. Since its inception, Yad Vashem has been entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving the memory and story of each of the six million victims, and imparting the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come through its archives, library, school, museums and recognition of the Righteous Among the Nations.
Provides research and learning materials for viewers of all kind. The site features many primary source documents including the notes from the Adolph Eichmann trial.
Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University is a thriving and an intellectually dynamic forum for education and scholarship about the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and other genocides around the world. This is the only program in the country that offers a Ph.D. in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. The site features an excellent video speaker archive of visiting professors to the institution.
National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hall
The mission of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education is to counter anti-Semitism and to foster Catholic-Jewish relations by making the fruits of Holocaust scholarship accessible to educators at every level, especially in Catholic colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Holocaust Education Resource Center of the College of Saint Elizabeth
The College of Saint Elizabeth Holocaust Education Resource Center provides a variety of programs, resources, and educational opportunities for study of the Holocaust. It aims to encourage remembrance of the Holocaust and to promote respect for diversity. By providing an opportunity for serious Jewish-Christian Theological dialogue, it is opening doors through which many are experiencing mutual respect and understanding.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, The Museum of Jewish Heritage honors those who died by celebrating their lives - cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today.
The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education responds to the 21st-century challenge of educating a post-Holocaust society. Dedicated to curriculum development, teacher training and innovative educational programs for all communities, religious and secular, local and worldwide, The Center promotes tolerance, inclusion and social justice based on lessons from the Holocaust.
Holocaust Education and Archive Research Team
The aim of H.E.A.R.T. is to inform and educate people about the Holocaust and the extermination programs conducted by the Nazi regime throughout Europe during the Second World War. H.E.A.R.T. research and material is contributed from a group of independent Holocaust researchers who devote their spare time to research for the production of this website and other forms of related publications, such as leaflets and books. H.E.A.R.T. is run by its trustees and directors, who manage the daily administration of the website, review all research materials, fact checking, and addressing any required corrections. Most materials presented on the H.E.A.R.T. website originate in Poland, Germany, the former Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom as well as from private sources in the USA and other countries.
Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center
Education is our mission. We are an independent, interfaith, not-for-profit organization that brings the vital lessons of the Holocaust to teachers, students, and the community, and makes them relevant to today. The most important of these lessons is that hate can produce tragic results if not confronted and combated.
The Kindertransport Association
The Kindertransport Association (KTA) is a not-for-profit organization of child Holocaust survivors who were sent, without their parents, out of Austria, Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain. KTA members include many who came to live in the United States of America or Canada, and their subsequent generations.
The Jewish-Catholic Studies Center
The Jewish-Catholic Studies, at Iona College, works to add a unique perspective to the fulfillment of Iona's mission to prize the values of justice, peace, and service.
The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies
"Established in 2001, The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies sponsors conferences, lectures and academic programs for students and faculty within the University, for scholars across the United States and for the broader New York City community."
Words of Bonds
As part of this effort to help today's youth learn new perspectives about the barbarity of the past, SNN is developing a highly-innovative documentary film titled, Words of Bonds. This documentary will chronicle personal and individual stories from both the great-grandchildren of African Americans whose fore-parents were Slaves and those who survived the Holocaust that the Nazis wrought upon them. Click link for upcoming radio shows with Holocaust Survivors. Words of Bonds Radio
Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation
The Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation creates the opportunity for young people to understand the world and translate that understanding into positive action. This public non-profit foundation promotes education which teaches tolerance and respect for others, and encourages community service focusing on ending hunger.
The Holocaust the United Nations Outreach Programme
This site explains the United Nations' efforts at remembrance and outreach.
This "cybrary" has a fair number of primary sources about the Holocaust and groups together useful links dealing with the legacy of the Holocaust, survivors and their children.
New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education
The New Jersey Commission on the Holocaust has a number of useful teaching suggestions and lesson plans for different grade levels on how to teach the Holocaust and to link it to other historical events.
Genocide Studies Program at Yale University
The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University is one of the premier collection and distribution points for accredited information about genocide around the globe.
Echoes and Reflections
This curriculum is one of the finest approaches to teaching the Holocaust available today.
Holocaust Educators Network
Part of Lehman College of the CUNY system, the Holocaust Educators Network provides a useful resource for teachers.
The Anti-Defamation League's Braun Holocaust Institute
The Anti-Defamation League's Braun Holocaust Institute has some excellent resources for teachers.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Scholar Mehnaz Afridi teaches about the Holocaust and Jewish-Muslim relations in this interview. She emphasizes the importance of education and dialogue in combating anti-Semitism and promoting mutual respect. Discover her insights on building bridges between communities at the Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Genocide Intervention Network
The Genocide Intervention Network is dedicated to stopping genocide around the world and goes into concrete things that individuals can do to help. Get involved somehow!
The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education
The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education has some excellent teaching materials on eugenics, among other subjects.
The US Commission on Civil Rights' Public Education Campaign to End Campus Anti-Semitism.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Teachings about the Holocaust with documents and educational materials.
National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University
Serious Discussion on Teaching the Holocaust and it's full of teaching suggestions.
The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Program
Full of educational resources.
The Holocaust History Project
A site dedicated to combating the claims of deniers.
Holocaust Denial on Trial
Emory University's website, putting the Holocaust deniers on trial focusing on their distortions of history.
The Genocide Education Project
This non-profit run at least partly by teachers is based in California and works on genocide education in general and the Armenian genocide in particular.
The Genocide Teaching Project
The genocide teaching project of American University's school of law.
United States Institute of Peace documents the Cambodian genocide.
American Jewish Committee
This organization works to ensure the well being of the Jewish people worldwide and to advance human rights and democracy internationally.
Anti Defamation League
The ADL works to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to ensure justice and fair treatment for all people.
The Once Voice Movement works to empower Israelis and Palestinians to push their elected officials to establish a two-state solution.
The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center is a 400-acre retreat in the Berkshires which offers many varying programs for people of all faiths to participate in.
Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality
Daisy Khan is an award-winning speaker, author, activist, commentator, and the founder of Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), the largest global network of Muslim women committed to peacebuilding, gender equality, and human dignity.
A multi-national and multi-faith initiative dedicated to improving understanding and trust between all people.
Primo Levi Center
This site offers resources on Italian Jewish culture and history. Many links to other organizations and publications are available as well as updates on events held throughout New York.
NYU Abu Dhabi
This website gives information on the NYU programs now being offered in Abu Dhabi.
An organization dedicated to the pursuit of increasing the legitimacy and power of Palestinians and Israelis working for a non-violent solution to the Palestinian-Israel conflict.
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier institute for environmental studies in the Middle East and seeks to train future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the regions environmental issues.
Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR)
CCJR is an association of centers in the United States and Canada dedicated to improving Jewish-Christian relations.
Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV)
MPV is an all inclusive organization dedicated to the ideals of human dignity and social justice.
Union Theological Seminary-New York
Union is a seminary dedicated to free thinking ministerial teaching to serve the needs of the city.
Auburn Theological Union
Auburn is a theological seminary focused on creating religious leaders equipped to handle the difficult issues of our time and to create a brighter future.
Burma's Brutal Campaign Against the Rohingya
Subcommittee hearing from the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Andrea Gittleman of the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide presented new findings from a forthcoming report about mass atrocities committed by the Burmese military against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority, and provided in-depth background about crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and the mounting evidence of genocide against the Rohingya. A link to the video recording and official transcript is here.
The following links were created by Jay Freidenberg, Professor of Psychology at Manhattan College:
- The holocaust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUP_5ZX5Lnk
- The Rwandan Genocide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV5aQgS-gfs
- The Armenian Genocide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbKMyjuQE_8
- The Killing Fields https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox5cCpGwV7w
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Featured speaker: Ron Kronish & Respondents: Rabbi Bob Kaplan and Sheikh Moosa Drammeh Ron Kronish, Founding Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), Ron Kronish is now an independent scholar, educator, speaker, and writer. “Profiles in Peace,” his new book on Israeli and Palestinian Peacemakers. Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish is an independent scholar, writer, blogger, lecturer, teacher and mentor. For the past several years, he has been a Library Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. From 1991-2015, he served as the Founder and Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), which was Israel’s premier interreligious institution during those years. He was educated at Brandeis University (BA), Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the editor of Coexistence and Reconciliation in Israel: Voices for Interreligious Dialogue (Paulist Press, 2015) and the author of The Other Peace Process: Interreligious Dialogue, A View from Jerusalem, (Hamilton Books 2017). He currently teaches courses about Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding at the Schechter Institutes for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, in the Department for Adult Education and for the Drew University Theological School (via zoom) in Madison, NJ.
Adi Rabinowitz Bedein, Activist & Holocaust Education. Adi is a young activist who lives in Israel and is a tour guide at Yad Vashem, she will lecture on: “Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust- True Heroism.” Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust During the Holocaust the Jewish people were facing 3 options: Passivity, collaboration and Resistance. In my lecture about Resistance during the Holocaust I discuss the meaning of the Jewish resistance- a story about Strength and true Heroism which can teach us so much that is relevant for our everyday life.