education

Online Resources for Learning About the Holocaust

As classrooms around the globe go digital in response to the spread of COVID-19, Holocaust Museum Houston wants to provide students, teachers, and the public with online resources to learn about the Holocaust. Our research guides, digital Holocaust Survivor testimonies, and Destroyed Communities database are available on our website year-round, and we hope they will be especially useful while our Houston community practices social distancing.

The Museum's Boniuk Library is dedicated to serving the research needs of those studying the Holocaust, human rights, and genocide. Boniuk Library offers 21 different research guides on the Holocaust and other genocides.

While Boniuk Library is temporarily closed, we offer individualized research assistance over the phone or via email. Contact the library at library@hmh.org to set up an appointment.

 

The Museum was founded by Houston-area Holocaust Survivors. Their testimonies are vital to our mission of teaching the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. 

You can always access testimonies of local Holocaust Survivors, including several video testimonies, via the Museum's online database.

 

No city, town, or village was too small to escape the diabolical schemes of the Nazis to annihilate the Jewish people and the whole infrastructure that had supported them. Six million Jews perished, 20,000 Jewish communities were also destroyed. The Museum's Destroyed Communities project serves as a permanent memorial to some of those places, including the home communities of Houston-area Holocaust Survivors. 

Use this online database to learn more about these communities and the Jewish populations that lived there.

At Holocaust Museum Houston, we believe that education is vital to ensuring a more inclusive future with less hatred, discrimination, and violence. Therefore, we offer lesson plans for teaching the Holocaust, genocides, and social cruelty across history, created by the Education Department as well as teachers who work in partnership with the Education Team at the Museum. If you would like to submit a lesson plan to our website, we encourage you to contact the Education Department at education@hmh.org.

Holocaust Resources

Holocaust education is at the core of what we do. We believe that humanity must learn the dangers of hatred, discrimination, and apathy to help ensure a better future. Below, we offer language guides, digital resources, and recommended sites which will help you understand the Holocaust, and teach it in your classrooms, to your family, and to your community. These resources will help you understand the past, encourage you to apply these lessons to the present, helping to ensure a better future.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Facing History and Ourselves

Echoes and Reflections

USC Shoah Foundation

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

Vocabulary Terms Related to the Holocaust

Frequently Asked Questions

Human Rights Resources

The world of human rights education grows steadily. We hope that you will benefit from exploring these sites that we find valuable.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

United Nations

Genocide Resources

Holocaust Museum Houston offers extensive resources, both on-site and off, related to the study of genocide and other human rights atrocities. Here you will find a collection of genocide-related materials to use in your classrooms. For more information on Genocide programming that can come to your classroom, visit our Educator in Motion page.

USHMM Responding to Genocide

United Nations

Montreal Holocaust Museum

Social Justice Resources

At Holocaust Museum Houston, we strongly believe that everyone should be treated equally and fairly, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, ability, orientation, nationality, socioeconomic standing, immigration status, or access to education. As such, here, you will find a list of social justice resources that will help inform your understanding of social justice and equality and will propose dynamic ways for you to get involved.

Teaching Tolerance

United We Dream

Race Forward

Southern Poverty Law Center

Project LETS

Zinn Education Project

Teaching for Change

Global Oneness Project

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