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Library Course Guide for: HOLOCAUST IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Selected Internet Resources for Holocaust in Historical Perspective:

    Audio:

  • Hearing Voices
    Radio documentaries, sound portraits and audio art created by indpendent public radio producers to commemorate the Holocaust.

  • Terezin Chamber Music Foundation
    Founded by BSO violinist Mark Ludwig, the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation is dedicated to performing the music of composers interned in the Terezin camp.

  • Museums:

  • Anne Frank House
    Museum established in the Amsterdam house where Anne wrote her diary while the Frank family and their friends were in hiding.

  • Mechelen Museum of Deportation and Resistance
    Memorial to the Shoah established in a small Belgian town that served as a deportation hub during WWII.

  • Imperial War Museum
    Online version of the Holocaust Exhibition mounted by Britain's well-respected IWM.

  • Reference Resources:

  • Holocaust Encyclopedia
    Online encyclopedia of the Holocaust produced by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • Virtual Tours:

  • Buchenwald
    A visual tour of Buchenwald as it appears today, using still images.

  • Terezin (Theresienstadt)
    Still photos, courtesy of the Terezin national memorial in the Czech Republic.

  • Auschwitz
    Courtesy of the Cybrary of the Holocaust and the Polish State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, tour the infamous camp complex online.

  • Sachsenhausen
    A visual tour of the Sachsenhausen site as it appears today, using still images.

  • Ohrdruf Labor Camp
    A visual tour of the forced labor camp at Ohrdruf, as it appeared at Liberation in 1945, featuring still images taken by the liberators.

  • Holocaust Denial:

  • Deborah Lipstadt's blog
    Read about historian's Deborah Lipstadt's up close and personal encounters with Holocaust deniers, including British author David Irving who sued her for libel and lost.

  • Institute for Historical Review
    Founded in 1978, IHR is an international organization devoted to the spread of anti-Semitic ideology, and in particular the premise that Jewish claims concerning the Holocaust have been greatly exaggerated.

  • Libraries, Archives and Research Centers:

  • United States Holocaust Research Institute
    Explore the collections of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's research division.

  • Yad Vashem
    The world's oldest memorial to the victimization of the Jews, located in Jerusalem

  • Polish Center for Holocaust Research
    Bilingual (English/Polish) website of the research institute established at the Polish Academy of Science's Institute of Philosophy and Sociology

  • Oral History:

  • Fortunoff Archive
    A collection of more than 4,300 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Part of Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives at Sterling Memorial Library. Some video excerpts are mounted on the site.

  • Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
    Formerly the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, the SFOVHE is now part of the University of Southern California. Some testimonies are mounted on this website.