Yaakov Riz Resource Center
The Yaakov Riz Resource Center contains over 1,000 books, videos, and survivor testimonies. For your convenience it is available for you to search online. If you are interested in viewing or borrowing the books, please contact us.
Below are student and teacher links to resources, in addition to other Holocaust museums, resource centers, and related organizations.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Includes a timeline, personal accounts and photographs. The USHMM website also presents special exhibitions.
- USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia
- Remember.org – Includes survivor testimonies, a large collection of photographs and other exhibitions.
- The Nizkor Project – A project dedicated to countering Holocaust Denial.
- Jewish Virtual Library – Holocaust Wing – A large Holocaust encyclopedia with photos, a glossary, and maps.
- The Holocaust Chronicle – The electronic version of the 800 page The Holocaust Chronicle published in 2000.
- The Auschwitz Album – A collection of nearly 200 pictures that documents the killing process (except the killing) at Auschwitz-Birkenau. (also available in Hebrew).
- BBC Archive – The Holocaust – a collection of programs and documents of personal accounts from witnesses to the Final Solution.
- Holocaust Education and Archive Research Team – A contribution of independent Holocaust researchers.
- Mosaic of Victims: In Depth – An in-depth examination of the non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
- Remember Us: The Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project – A Project which invites children preparing for Bar/Bat Mitzvah to connect with the memory of children lost in the Holocaust before they could be called to the Torah.
- Yad Vashem Photo Archive – A 138,000+ archive of photos from the Holocaust, searchable by keyword.
- Roman Vishniac Collection – A collection of over 40,000 photos of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two world wars.
- A Young Students Introduction to the Holocaust – A film by Lenny Neil Friedman.
- State of New Jersey Department of Education – New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education
- A Teachers Guide to the Holocaust – (from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology) includes a timeline, who’s who, arts and culture of the 1920’s/30’s, teacher resources and student activity ideas.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Covers questions asked by students, guidelines for teaching the Holocaust, lessons and activities.
- Remember.org – Includes articles about women in the Holocaust, what material to teach students at various grade levels. Also includes a bibliography of Holocaust encyclopedias, fiction, memoirs, diaries, poetry/art, and literary criticism.
- The Nizkor Project – A project dedicated to countering Holocaust Denial.
- Lessonplanet.com Nearly 60 lesson plans for teachers using the book, Night by Elie Wiesel.
- Lessonplanet.com Over 300 lesson plans for teachers using Anne Frank’s diary.
- University of Minnesota – Curriculum Models
- Echoes and Reflections A Holocaust curriculum program developed by The Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem.
- Genocide of European Roma and Sinti
- 70 Voices Explore different elements of the Holocaust through poems, diaries and writings from those at the centre of it: the victims, survivors, perpetrators, and other witnesses.
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – America’s national memorial dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust while confronting hate, preventing genocide, and promoting human dignity.
- Yad Vashem – Israel’s national memorial to Holocaust victims.
- Simon Wiesenthal Center – Based in Los Angelos, the SWC is an international Jewish humanitarian organization dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust while confronting contemporary anti-semitism, hate, and terrorism.
- USC Shoah Foundation Institute – Houses nearly 52,000 survivor interviews.
- Museum of Jewish Heritage – Located in Lower Manhattan, this living memorial boasts three permanent exhibits in addition to other special, traveling exhibits.
- Anne Frank House – Located in Prisengracht, Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House preserves the house in which the Frank family was hidden. In addition, the museum highlights all forms of discrimination and persecution.
- Anne Frank House in 3D – Take a 3D tour of the Anne Frank house.
- C.A.N.D.L.E.S Holocaust Museum and Education Center – Dedicated to the children and twins who were experimented upon by the “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele in Auschwitz.
- Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Digital Resources – A curated collection of online resources.
- Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center – Located in Philadelphia, this archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving and organizing the records of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish community.
- Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Philadelphia – Located in Philadelphia, this organization is dedicated to preserving the memory of the martyrs and victims of the Holocaust.
- University of Minnesota – Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
- Richard Stockton College – Holocaust Resource Center
- West Chester University – Holocaust Education Center
- Gratz College – Holocaust Oral History Archive
- Aish.com – Holocaust Studies
Our Professional Development programs and workshops are your opportunities to learn about new Holocaust education resources and teaching methodologies and network with other teachers from a wide spectrum of schools.
We are pleased to help promote the following professional development opportunities.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
The 2022 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators
Monday, June 27-Wednesday June 29, virtual
Free 3-day conference for teachers unfamiliar with the resources available through the USHMM. Educators earn 24 professional development hours and free resource bundle.
Appalachian State University – Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium
“Film and Photography During and After the Holocaust”
July 23-28, 2022, onsite or virtual
Details and registration, App State Summer 2022
Yad Vashem Summer Seminars
Educators in Jewish Day Schools
June 27-July 12, onsite at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
For Information & application, see Yad Vashem Day Schools
Educators in Jewish Supplemental Programs
July 25-August 2, onsite at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
For information & application, see Yad Vashem Supplemental Programs
Facing History and Ourselves
For professional development calendar, including online options, see Facing History Calendar
New Online Exhibitions at Yad Vashem
From Hope to Despair: The Story of the Horonczyk Family
Detailed account of six members of one family, supported by range of testimony, documents, photographs, and artifacts. Horonczyk Family
“Remember Your New Name”: Surviving the Holocaust under a False Identity
14 accounts of Jews who survived under false identities throughout Europe, supported by primary documents, testimony, photographs, artwork, and footage. False Identity
The Anguish of Liberation as Reflected in Art 1945-1947
A range of personal reactions from the moment of liberation to the anguish of loss. Includes works of child Thomas Geve and Soviet witness Zinovil Tolkatchev. Liberation as Reflected in Art
The Game of Their Lives: The Stories of Righteous Among the Nations Who Devoted Their Lives to Sport
Ten accounts of rescuers providing false papers, hiding, and escape at the risk of their lives and those of their families. Special exhibit in honor of 2022 Olympics. The Game of Their Lives
Please stay tuned for additional information about upcoming professional development opportunities.