Holocaust

Image: Auschwitz Birkenau Gate by Jared Polin on Flickr

The Holocaust refers to the genocide or extermination of European citizens, principally six million Jews by the Nazis during World War II. The following links provide a broad range of resources covering aspects of the Holocaust. SCIS 1698566


Anne Frank

This site explores the history of Anne Frank, the Annex, the occupants and what happens after two years of hiding.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/


End genocide

Here is a link to other examples in history of genocide.

Suggested level: secondary
http://endgenocide.org/learn/past-genocides/


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the homework site ManyAnswers, use the search term ‘Holocaust’.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary.
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


The History Place
A very simple timeline of the holocaust, with links to the most crucial decisions and occurrences of this period.

Suggested level: secondary
www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This website is the product of a group of historians, art historians, geographers and historical geographers who participated in a workshop to discuss geographies of the Holocaust. The site includes maps, a learning site for students, case studies and Holocaust Encyclopaedia etc.

Suggested level: secondary
www.ushmm.org/learn/mapping-initiatives/geographies-of-the-holocaust


Holocaust Research Project
Commemorating the victims of the holocaust as well as bringing the truth about it to the forefront, this website, from the Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team, has a range of interesting information on ghettos, survivor stories, camps, holocaust economics, Nazi euthanasia etc.

Suggested level: secondary
www.holocaustresearchproject.org/toc.html


EPIC
Britannica School and World History in Context provide comprehensive information on the topic of Holocaust. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic


Books
Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.Annexed by

Annexed, by Sharon Dogar, 2010 (YA fiction)
The book thief, by Marcus Zusak, 2006 (YA fiction)
The boy in the striped pajamas: a fable, by John Boyne, 2006 (YA fiction)
Eli remembers, by Ruth Vander Zee and Marian Sneider 2007 (sophisticated picture book)
Rose Blanche, by Christophe Galla & Roberto Innocenti, 1990 (sophisticated picture book)
The cats of Krasinski Square, by Karen Hesse, 2011 (sophisticated picture book)
The harmonica, by Tony Johnston, 2004 (sophisticated picture book)

Video

Surviving the Holocaust: Zanne Farbstein’s Story. You Tube 2:17
www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2iEdfrTOwU