Holocaust Education Centres and Trusts
The following links are for education centres, associations, foundations and trusts relating to the Holocaust and Nazi era. They are organised alphabetically by country and include an International section at the end.
National Socialism and the Holocaust: Memory and the Present (site only in German)
The project provides educational resources for teachers in Austria that can be downloaded online. Information about seminars, workshops, memorial sites and reading suggestions are also available.
Gusen Memorial Committee (GMC)
The Austrian association is dedicated to the advancement of research of the history of the camp and the remembrance of the victims as well as supporting survivors in need. Users can learn about the former camp complex, life in the camps and commemoration efforts today.
Fund for Reconciliation, Peace and Cooperation
The former Austrian Reconciliation Fund was closed in 2005, after more than 130,000 people from 70 countries obtained a payment from them. The website offers a detailed history of the fund as well as the history of recognition in Austria.
Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society (CEGES-SOMA)
CEGES-SOMA carries out research, organises events and holds document collections concerning the history of 20th century conflicts. Users can search the centre’s catalogue online and find information about its history, their research programme and publications.
Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre (Toronto)
The centre runs a museum and memorial as well as educational programmes, including its signature programme ‘Holocaust Education Week’. On their website, users can find information about the programme, exhibitions, museum, memorial and library as well as educational resources.
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
The website provides information about the centre, museum, events and the centre’s collection. An extensive list of resources for teachers as well as the virtual exhibition ‘United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent’ are also available online.
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
The centre’s website features information about their exhibitions, events and publications. Resources for teachers and the online exhibition ‘Enemy Aliens: The Internment of Jewish Refugees in Canada’ are also available online.
Terezín Initiative Institute
The website provides information about the institute and its projects, including its educational website holocaust.cz, the Database of Holocaust Victims and its publications, including the Terezín memorial books. Information about events is also available.
European Shoah Legacy Institute
The website provides information about the work and history of the institute as well as their work with several governments. A database on National Social Welfare Policies for Survivors is also available online.
The Phenomenon Holocaust Project
The project was initiated by the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, in 1997 and provides information about the history of the Czech Republic during the Second World War, including the Romani and Jewish Holocaust. A property confiscation list is also available online.
Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah
The foundation supports the Shoah Memorial in Paris as well as research projects. Users can read about their mission and history online. A list of publications and annual reports are also available.
Institute of Contemporary History (site only in German)
The institute’s website allows users to search the catalogue of the library and archive. Information about the institutes and its projects as well as extensive information about historical topics the institute deals with are also available online.
Cultures of History Forum (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena)
The forum aims to show different perspectives on the cultures and history in East Central and Southeastern Europe by making public debates and articles accessible. There’s a list of exhibitions, articles and essays that are translated into English and can be searched using different filters.
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland
The website provides information about the events and history of the trust. Their programs include teacher education and survivor testimonies, which users can read about online.
NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
NIOD’s archival materials concerning the Second World War in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies, the Holocaust and other genocide are available online. Users can search the archive search engine, the national imagebase and NIOD’s library.
The Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities
The website provides information about the centre’s exhibitions, its library and events. Details about their research projects and some of their publications are also available online.
Polish Center for Holocaust Research
The website provides information about the centre’s publications and research projects, as well as seminars and external resources. A link to the centre’s journal ‘Holocaust. Studies and Materials’ and details about it are also available.
The foundation promotes scientific research and develops teaching projects for education sectors and the public. A wide range of resources can be found on the website’s ‘Publications’, ‘Expert Research’ and ‘Audio & Visual’ page.
Association of ‘Children of the Holocaust' in Poland
On their website, users can read about the association’s history and their events as well as their educational programme. Original texts written by survivors as well as publications are also featured.
Sousa Mendes Foundation
The website provides a timeline and a text that includes images to tell the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese consul who defied orders and issued visas and passports to save Jewish refugees. Users can also read about the visa recipients, the foundation’s history and its projects.
The ‘Elie Wiesel’ National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania (site only in Romanian)
The website features an overview of the institute’s educational projects and historical information about the Holocaust in Romania. Information about the memorial and a link to an interactive resource is also available.
Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center
The website provides information about the history of the centre, its activities, collections and programmes. Details about the international competition ‘Remembering the Holocaust – Path to Tolerance’ are also available.
South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation
The foundation provides support for the South African curriculum by developing classroom materials, teacher training and seminars. The website features information about the South African Holocaust centres, the foundation’s educational programmes and public events. Users can also browse the annual reviews since 2008.
The Living History Forum
The website offers an overview of the centre and its international network. A list with a variety of educational projects with short introductions as well as an overview of research projects and surveys are also available online.
The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
The institute’s website features an extensive list of their podcasts since 2010 which can be listened to and read about online. Information about events, courses, research projects and publications is also available online.
Centre for Holocaust Education
The centre is part of the UCL Institute of Education and works to provide research material to students and teachers. Read about the centre’s aims and find events and resources on their website.
Victims of Nazi Persecution (Holocaust Memorial Day Trust)
The website provides extensive information about the Holocaust and the different victims of Nazi persecution, including pictures and life stories. Resources on Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur are also available.
The website features an extensive list of life stories of survivors and refugees that include images and videos. Learning resources, reflections of survivors and their children as well as evidence stories are available.
Holocaust Educational Trust (HET)
Since its establishment in 1988, the trust has worked in schools and universities to provide training and raise awareness. Users can find information about their outreach programme and teacher training as well as the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ programme.
Anne Frank Trust UK
The trust aims to use Anne Frank’s message to educate people about damage caused by prejudice and discrimination. Users can read about their educational projects and exhibitions and find a wide range of resources in the ‘Learn Zone’.
Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)
The AJR provides social services and financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution living in Great Britain. On their website, users can read about their events, regional groups and volunteer programmes. The journal archive allows users to browse all AJR journals since 1946.
Kindertransport Association (KTA)
The KTA aims to share the stories of the children, honour those who made the Kindertransport possible and support charity work. On their website, users can read about the history of the Kindertransport, take a virtual tour of an exhibition and hear some of the children’s stories.
United States of America
USC Shoah Foundation
The website features the Visual History Archive which allows users to browse over 50,000 audiovisual testimonies of genocide survivors as well as information about the Center for Advanced Genocide Research and educational programmes, including links to further resources.
Facing History & Ourselves
The website features the programme’s wide range of educational resources and topics, including antisemitism, the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. Information about the aims of the project as well as their events is also featured.
Echoes and Reflections: Leaders in Holocaust Education
Echoes and Reflections provides educators with the professional development and resources necessary to develop the knowledge, capacity, and practice required to responsibly and effectively teach the Holocaust. They also offer free online professional development programmes.
Ukranian Center for Holocaust Studies
The website provides information about the centre’s events and publications as well as its research projects and educational activities. A large part of the website’s resources are in Ukrainian.
The International Status of Education about the Holocaust (co-edited by UNESCO and the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research)
The study ‘International Status of Education about the Holocaust: A Global Mapping of Textbooks and Curricula’ compares ways in which the Holocaust is presented in curricula and textbooks worldwide and contains a set of recommendations for developers. The short publication is available online in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese.
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
The website provides teaching guidelines and educational reports alongside links to memorial databases and virtual museums. The ‘Media Room’ contains a directory of speeches and print materials.