Holocaust Resources for Teachers

Liberated children in Auschwitz, 1945.

Online Teacher Resources on the Holocaust
Updated July 2018
Five-page pdf list with active links to highly recommended online resources.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC 
The first site to visit for Holocaust history, photographic archives, online exhibitions, and educational resources including Survivor Testimonies, the Holocaust Encyclopedia, and Resources for Educators, which includes the museum's 138-page downloadable teacher's guide.

Facing History and Ourselves
Highly valuable program that leads students and teachers in studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence – with the goal that they may learn to combat indifference with civic participation.

Echoes and Reflections
Teachers' resource guide with primary sources, lessons, and other materials ($95); guide usually provided free at training workshops, which may be arranged through the organization.

Vast resources for teaching the Holocaust experiences and 20th-c. life of Jews in central and eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey; including 700 translated interviews, 22,000 family photographs, over 50 short videos, and student-made films.

New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education
Rich source of teaching resources on the Holocaust, including classroom materials, curriculum guides, PowerPoint presentations, and more.

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Wide-ranging resources for Holocaust education from the Florida Dept. of Education.

The Center for Holocaust Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina (Holocaust Speakers Bureau)
The Center offers survivor and second-generation speakers, video testimonies of NC survivors, and other resources and events for schools, museums, libraries, community organizations, and houses of worship.

Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, Appalachian State University
Founded in 2002, the Center offers a minor in Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies (which in 2017 will include a spring-break research excursion to Germany and Poland), and sponsors public programs including the annual Holocaust summer symposium (see below).

Martin and Doris Rosen Annual Summer Symposium, Appalachian State University
Free and open five-day symposium for teachers and the public offered each July.

Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina
A project of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina.

Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, Queens University, Charlotte
Created in 2016 to provide online and physical resources for Charlotte-area teachers, students, and the public in four areas: Holocaust and human rights education, social justice and advocacy, Jewish life and multicultural connections, and Jewish studies.

The Butterfly Project of the Levine Jewish Community Center, Charlotte, NC
Project offers workshops for grades 5-12 in which students hear a Holocaust survivor and create ceramic butterflies to memorialize the children who perished in the Holocaust.

The Levine-Sklut Judaic Library and Resource Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
Teachers' resource center for Jewish schools in the region, offering an extensive collection of books, DVDs, CDs, videos, audiotapes, posters, games, and curriculum materials.

The Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection, Greensboro College
An extensive collection of scholarly monographs, personal memoirs, and reference books detailing the history of the Holocaust, provided through the generosity of Richard and Jane Levy.

The Blynn Holocaust Collection, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem
A collection of nearly 400 resources including books, DVDs, videos, and a unique collection of Holocaust testimonies of survivors who have called North Carolina home; provided through the donations of Mr. Guy M. Blynn with the aim of raising awareness of the Holocaust and its consequences.

Regional Libraries

Teachers may borrow Holocaust education materials at no cost from several regional centers:

East Carolina University Holocaust Resources for Teachers, ECU Library
Dr. Bryna Coonin, Librarian.

Lenoir County Region, Holocaust Program, North Lenoir High School
Extensive classroom collection of resources.
Lee Holder

Greensboro Jewish Federation
Two portable trunks of teaching materials may be borrowed by area teachers.
Marilyn Chandler, Executive Director.