There is a huge amount of information about the Holocaust on the internet. This guide lists many reputable websites and can help you avoid bogus ones. Please bring new sites to our attention. If they are legitimate and valuable, we will add them to the list.
Holocaust Website Guide
Some major Holocaust gateways and collections
Content organized around topics such as the Camp System, Ghettos, War Crime Trials, Churches, Liberation, Women, Non-Jewish Victims and Victims Assets, etc. It also has sections on the arts, educational resources, museums & remembrances, photos, film & TV. You can search for knowledge, documents, survivor testimony or photographs.
The Holocaust museum has now created a site, which you can join, which curates particular collections of primary sources.
Although this site is specifically designed for elementary to high school teachers, the resources are valuable for scholars and the site is organized well. It provides a detailed index and internal links leading to more in-depth descriptions of topics. It includes a detailed Timeline, a People section arranged according to victims, perpetrators, bystanders, resistors, rescuers, liberators, and survivors. The Teachers Resources Section identifies documents, maps, bibliographies, movies, videos, and photographs as well as a detailed list of more web sites. The glossary includes the pronunciation of foreign words, with the option to hear the words pronounced, both within the glossary and when words appear in the text.
The main part of the site to research the Holocaust is the Holocaust resource center. Also of interest: the Frequently Asked Questions section, a chronology, a selected bibliography, primary documents on the Holocaust (including photographs, diaries and letters, documents, testimonies, maps and charts, and artifacts), and links to related web sites. It also has a collection of documents online (most of course not in English), which you can search, and rotating virtual exhibitions.
The site provides extensive information about the Holocaust. It provides "3,000 text files and tens of thousands of photos" on individuals, places, photographs and topics with its own index (located in the section called Multimedia Learning Center). It also includes a glossary, a timeline, Frequently Asked Questions, Responses to Revisionist Arguments (see the section on Current Publications) and primary documents.
The website, 'A people’s history of the Holocaust and genocide,' contains art, photos, poems, memories and factual information on the Holocausts of the Second World War. It presents a variety of information on varying aspects of the experiences of Jews, Slavs, Roma and others during World War II. There are lesson plans and resources for teachers working at secondary school level, including a teaching guide.
The site provides a range of information on the Holocaust and on Holocaust denial and revisionism, which it aims to refute. It includes a section of Questions and Answers pertaining to Holocaust denial. The Nizkor Project is directed by Ken McVay. It includes a huge array of primary sources online including the Eichmann trial and many other sources
A general site with documents.
- Other Website Guides
- Gateway to non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust
Note that you can filter your search based on type of material, which includes photographs, film, etc. The materials include extensive metadata, including subjects, provenance, and copyright information. Some of the films must be viewed on-site, but many others are available online.
Use the search function, and limit your search to photos. The word Warsaw, for example, generates 4823 hits from the photo archive.
Policy and perpetrators
Biographies, trial materials and more
Camps, ghettoes, killing sites
US Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettoes, 1933-1945
- UK site exploring the History of the Concentration Camps
- The Auschwitz Album – an album documenting the arrival of Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz.
- Remember.org – Birkenau and the Austrian camp of Mauthausen)
- Deathcamps.org – An extensive set of pages about the Action Reinhard camps
- Bergen Belsen memorial site – The other German camps have similar sites
- Video of liberation of Bergen Belsen and records of Belsen trial
- Lodz Ghetto
- Theresienstadt – Martyrs Remembrance Association
- A Czech site (in English)
Includes the documents used in some of the follow-up trials carried out by the United States in Nuremberg
Testimony on the Web
Access restricted to IU affiliates
Only small excerpts are available online
Includes some of the earliest testimonies recorded after the war – before tape recorders were in common use
- Holocaust Deniers (not to be used as a source unless you are looking at deniers)