Yaakov Riz Resource Center

The Yaakov Riz Resource Center contains over 1,000 books, videos, and survivor testimonies. It is available for you to search online at your convenience. 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.

  • 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.
  • Yale Fortunoff Archives – A collection of over 4,000 Holocaust survivors’ video testimonies.

Professional Development

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.

Facing History and Ourselves

For a 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 a 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 escaping at the risk of their and their families’ lives. A special exhibit in honor of the 2022 Olympics. The Game of Their Lives

Please stay tuned for additional information about upcoming professional development opportunities.