Learn about the Holocaust
The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center provides resources to assist teachers with teaching the lessons of the Holocaust. You are invited to periodically check this page as new resources will be continually added.
The Holocaust was the most devastating example of human failure in the denial of rights of minorities. Emanating from this tragedy was the oft repeated phrase, "Never again!" If these words of commitment are to be taken seriously, that as citizens of our world community we must encourage awareness of intolerance leading to violence, then education to prevent and respond to genocide is of paramount importance.
Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Eli Wiesel has said, "It is because of that tragedy of the Holocaust we must defend victims of other injustices, of other tragedies, of other catastrophes."
Information about genocide awareness and prevention can be found on the following websites:
(UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)
- Oral history of Wisconsin survivors
- Jewish Museum Milwaukee
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Yad Vashem
- USC Shoah Foundation Institute
- Anti-Defamation League
- Teaching Tolerance
- Facing History and Ourselves
- Simon Wiesenthal Center
- Jewish Partisans
- Ghetto Fighters Museum
- A Cybrary of the Holocaust
- Museum of Tolerance
- The Holocaust Chronicle
- The Anne Frank House Museum
- The Nizkor Project
- Jewish Virtual Library—The Holocaust