Continued Learning Resources
For those interested in learning more about the Holocaust, connecting to the Jewish community, contacting educational institutions to learn more about the history of our people or knowing more about what is happening throughout our tri-state area we offer this list—including links—that we have found useful.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC The United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust is a world-renowned museum and a resource for students and educators. It offers a comprehensive study of the Holocaust, its causes and aftermath. The Museum’s collections contain close to 13,000 artifacts, 50,000 photographs and 9,000 oral history testimonies. The Museum’s website features an extensive Holocaust Encyclopedia.
Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, Philadelphia, PA Launched in 1964 by a group of Holocaust survivors and the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the Holocaust was the first public Holocaust memorial in North America. The organization is currently spearheading a drive to enhance the Plaza on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway with interactive technology so it will become a model for 21st Century Holocaust education and remembrance.
Holocaust Awareness Museum, Philadelphia, PA Offers educational programs—including eyewitness testimonies and personals interactions with eyewitnesses, theater performances and tours—in the Philadelphia five-county area, reaching 40,000 students and adults at nearly 300 schools, organizations and events.
USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, CA The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is located at the University of Southern California. The Institute is working to overcome prejudice, intolerance and hatred by making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. This Visual History Archive, one of the largest digital collections of its kind in the world, has become a compelling voice for education and action.
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA The entire Visual History Archive (VHA)of the USC Shoah Foundation, which contains some 52,000 Holocaust survivors video testimonies, is available to members of the Penn community, as well as to those not affiliated with the University. The VHA can be seen via a streaming service on the campus by students, faculty and visitors.
Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ A joint project with the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, the Center’s mission is to commemorate the Holocaust, memorialize its victims, foster academic research, educate future generations, and promote greater Holocaust awareness through special activities such as symposia and lectures.
Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies Programs, Philadelphia, PA The oldest independent college for Jewish studies in North America offers training programs for educators and communal professionals in the Jewish and secular communities, promotes academic research and is a repository for Holocaust materials. Many of Gratz’s programs reflect the College’s historic focus on Jewish studies and education.
Rutgers University Holocaust Resource Center (The Herbert & Leonard Littman Families), New Brunswick, NJ Its mission is to teach future generations about the Holocaust by training educators and providing educational materials to teachers, students, and scholars. Its programs are designed to enhance public awareness of the Holocaust and promote discussion of racism, genocide, discrimination, and the importance of protecting human rights.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA This organization works to make a vital difference in Jewish lives at home, in Israel and around the world, addressing the full range of social service needs and providing lifesaving humanitarian relief. It also established the Holocaust Memorial Committee to expand the lessons of the Holocaust by sponsoring such programs as the Annual Youth Symposium on the Holocaust, the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition/Exhibition and the Holocaust Speakers Bureau.
The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Cherry Hill, NJ Caring about those in need, this organization connects to Jewish culture and heritage to strengthen that bond in an effort to bring the Jewish community together while promoting Jewish life and learning. It works to inspire the next generation to embrace Jewish life and continue that legacy.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA The organization has a unique and vital mission: to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community. JFCS also offers a Holocaust Survivors Support Program to ensure the aging Jewish community who lived under Nazi rule during World War II is cared for with compassion and respect. The holistic approach helps survivors live at home safely, comfortably and with dignity.
Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Philadelphia County Council, Philadelphia, PA Fegelson-Young-Feinberg Post 697-Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A, P.O. Box 802 Levittown, PA 19058, serves as an advocate for Jewish War Veterans before the Veterans Administration and other agencies regarding pensions and other benefits. Post 697 offers a free Educational Holoaust Program. The Veterans post assists oppressed Jews worldwide and helps pursue Nazi war criminals. Email: email@example.com. Visit website @ jewishvetpost697.jwv.org or call 267-573-9697
Anti-Defamation League, Philadelphia, PA Offers several Holocaust-related educational programs, including Bearing Witness, which provides training and resources to Catholic School educators to enable them to teach about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and build the relationship between the Jewish and Catholic communities. Also, the Echoes & Reflections Workshop that provides secondary school teachers with resources for visual histories of the Holocaust.
Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center, Betty & Milton Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ Sponsors programs to teach people about the past and to educate them for the future through the lessons of the Holocaust in an effort to reduce prejudice, bigotry and violence against all groups.
Holocaust & Genocide Studies, West Chester University, West Chester, PA West Chester University has been a pioneer in Holocaust Studies since 1978. The program now includes a Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a certification program, an undergraduate minor, a regional education center, and a library collection.