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The first two volumes of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s comprehensive record of Nazi-established persecution sites are now available. The first two volumes of the Museum’s “Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945,” are now freely accessible in their entirety on the Museum’s website, the museum announced. Printed editions of the Encyclopedia will still be offered through the publisher, Indiana University Press. Together, the two volumes cover more than 2,200 sites, many of which are described nowhere else in English.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2017
USHMM Launches Primary Source Teaching Tool - Experiencing History: Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust
The Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has recently released a new digital tool, Experiencing History: Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust, aimed to facilitate teaching. Experiencing History is aimed at college-and university level instructors who teach Holocaust-related courses, broadly defined. It features online collections of carefully selected Jewish primary sources, from diaries, letters and newspaper articles to photography, moving image and sound. The sources are grouped into thematic collections that allow for easy classroom integration. Each source is introduced and annotated by a Holocaust scholar, in order to provide enough historical context for a productive in-class discussion or an assignment.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2016
The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Each year state and local governments, military bases, workplaces, schools, religious organizations, and civic centers host observances and remembrance activities for their communities. These events can occur during the Week of Remembrance, which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah - Thursday, May 5, 2016) through the following Sunday. Are you interested in organizing an observance? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to offer a wide selection of resources featuring many themes and historical anniversaries that will help you find the most appropriate focus for your community.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2016
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is launching a “citizen history” project to examine Holocaust coverage during the 1930s and 1940s in local newspapers throughout the United States. Information about Nazi persecution and murder of Jews and others was available to the American public as it happened. This project will provide insight into how Americans—from ordinary citizens to the president—understood the threat of Nazism, perceived responsibility to respond to the Nazis’ expansionist and murderous goals, and dealt with the challenges that influenced response options. “Citizen historians” will be asked to engage in primary research using online databases, microfilm, and/or hardcopies of newspapers in local libraries, universities, and historical societies, and submit their resulting research data into a centralized online database.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Museum Teacher Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Each year up to 20 educators in grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty are designated as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations. The applications for the 2011-2012 program are due March 17, 2014.
Updated: Mar. 03, 2014
The Museum invites middle and high school educators, as well as community college faculty to apply to attend the 2014 Belfer National Conference. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation. At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust.
Updated: Mar. 03, 2014
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites middle and high school educators, as well as community college faculty, with less than five years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust to apply to attend the 2013 Belfer National Conference. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors. They have created the Remember Me? Website to allow viewers to search and view over 1100 historical images of children displaced as a result of World War II. Visitors to the site are encouraged identify the images and submit information about them and their families. Over 100 children's images have been identified on the site so far.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2011
The Committee on Church Relations and the Holocaust (CRC) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces its annual faculty seminar. Applications from professors from all disciplines will be considered, but the seminar is designed particularly for professors of theology, ethics, and religion at theological schools and other institutions of advanced education. The seminar will take place from June 27 to July 1, 2011. This year’s seminar is titled: Transforming Troubling Tellings: The History of the Deicide Charge and the Holocaust.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Museum Teacher Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Each year up to 15 educators in grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty are designated as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010