Holocaust Resources for Teachers

Liberated children in Auschwitz, 1945.

As many teachers and parents are depending on online resources at this time, the Council highlights these resources for teaching the Holocaust:


Recommended Websites for Holocaust Education

Recommended Websites for Holocaust Education

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.

Teaching Tolerance
Extensive offering of worthwhile materials (free) for teachers from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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.

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.

Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies, University of North Carolina--Charlotte
Founded in 2011, the Center offfers public programs, supports faculty research, and offers a minor in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies.

Choosing to Remember: From the Shoah to the Mountains
Digital exhibit on the experiences of Western North Carolina residents who are personally connected to the Holocaust. From The Center for Diversity Education , Asheville, NC.

Deadly Medicine: Eugenics in the Nazi Holocaust and in North Carolina
Teaching resources created by Karen Klaich, a North Carolina Holocaust educator, on the eugenics programs in the Nazi regime (1933-1945) and in North Carolina (1929-1977).

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.

NC Programs

NC Programs

Teachers and trip leaders in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, June 2019. Photograph courtesy of Mitch Rifkin.

N.C. Council on the Holocaust Teacher Workshops
Free one-day workshops for public and private school teachers (sub pay provided for public school teachers.) Six to ten workshops offered yearly across the state. See Teacher Workshops.

TRIP CANCELLED - Teacher Trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, June 17-21, 2020.
Five-day bus trip offered to North Carolina middle and high school teachers. Funded by the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust and the North Carolina Holocaust Foundation in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University. See the description and application form. Application deadline: April 30, 2020.

Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on the Holocaust, July 25-30, 2020
Theme: Children during the Holocaust. Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Free five-day summer symposium for educators and the public. See the symposium website for information, schedule, registration form, and scholarship form.

Learn about the 2019 teachers' trip from the Charlotte Observer and WCNC-TV, Charlotte.


Workshop Videos Regional Libraries

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

Pender Early College
Angela Eichhorn

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

Caldwell County Community College
Nancy Miller

Catawba County Community College
Nancy Miller