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This represents one person's attempt at gathering resources and literature of the Holocaust in one place...especially resources for children, who will now have to rely on the written word to always remember. Each book is reviewed. When available, teacher's resources to accompany each book are included.
If you would like to add any resources that I have overlooked, please feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will add it to the guide.
by Barbara Sonek
We played, we laughed
we were loved.
We were ripped from the arms of our
parents and thrown into the fire.
We were nothing more than children.
We had a future. We were going to be
lawyers, rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers.
We had dreams, then we had no hope.
We were taken away in the dead of night
like cattle in cars, no air to breathe
smothering, crying, starving, dying.
Separated from the world to be no more.
From the ashes, hear our plea. This
atrocity to mankind can not happen
again. Remember us, for we were the
children whose dreams and lives were
Association Of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Book Award
"The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. Gold medals are presented in three categories: Younger Readers, Older Readers, and Teen Readers. Honor Books are awarded silver medals, and Notable Books are named in each category."
The Butterfly Project - Holocaust Museum Houston
"The Butterfly Project itself has ended as more than 1.5 million butterflies have been collected. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition for all to remember. Exhibition dates will be announced once we have obtained an appropriate venue.
Holocaust Museum Houston encourages the continuation of teaching this lesson with the idea that schools and organizations can organize their own, local exhibition of butterflies when they wish to do so."
Florida Center for Instructional Technology Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
"An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust
through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature."
Fundamentals of Teaching the Holocaust
This guide from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum provides resources for developing lesson plans for teaching about the holocaust. One of its goals is to help teach students to think critically about the past and how it relates to their responsibilities in the future.
Holocaust History Project
"The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, videos and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial."
"Why have this web site? Because history is not just about events, it is about human lives. Here we present history with a human face. Read the stories of the survivors. Hear them speak. Look at their family photographs. Consult our encyclopedia. Read a historical introduction to the Holocaust. Leave your thoughts or ask your questions on our discussion page."
Museum of Family History
"The Museum of Family History is a virtual (Internet-only), multimedia, and interactive creation that was designed for those of us who are interested in learning more about modern Jewish history, as well as those who were a part of this history, who now grace the many branches of our family tree. The Museum humbly attempts to honor the Jewish people and the Jewish family unit in particular."
Remember.org - A People's History of the Holocaust & Genocide
"Founded April 25, 1995. Content created by
Remember.org Community. Remember.org helps teachers and students find the best resources on the Internet, and connect them through a collaborative learning structure developed since 1994."
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
"A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors."
"As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter."