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The Holocaust: The Holocaust

Year 10 History

Year 10 History

The content in the resource may be confronting to users. Please consult your teacher before viewing. 

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

United States Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

YouTube

From the early days of Nazi persecution to the final annihilation, the story of the Holocaust is told through rarely seen archive footage, photos and experts.

ClickView

Engineering Evil is a History Channel special which examines in great details the process in which the Nazis carried out the Holocaust. However, this film is unique in its approach as it does not focus solely on the engineering/industrial side but the human engineering which took place. It was this engineering which allowed such an atrocity to occur in the first place.

Other useful links

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Voices of the Holocaust Voices of the Holocaust is a web resource of oral history testimonies gathered from Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain following persecution by the Nazis during the Second World War. The testimonies are personal, individual and true stories, which describe life during the Holocaust.

A Peoples History of the Holocaust Very detailed site of the Holocaust that includes persecution of Jews by the Nazis, concentration camps and stories of individuals and survivors.

A Teachers Guide to the Holocaust A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust from the University of South Florida offers an overview of the people and events of the  World War 2 Holocaust when millions (including Jews, Gypsies, political enemies etc.) were victimised by the Nazi regime. Teacher resources are included.

A Learning site for Students The United Statesm Holocaust Memorial Museum's The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students is organised by theme and uses text, historical photographs, maps, images of artefacts, and audio clips to provide an overview of the Holocaust.

The Holocaust/Shoah This site has useful annotated links to other organisations with sites dealing with the Holocaust, educational projects, archives and references, personal responses, survivors and rescuers and the Third Reich.

Holocaust Encyclopaedia 

The History Learning Site- The Holocaust 

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The Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Jewish Holocaust Centre is an institution dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.

We consider the finest memorial to all victims of racist policies to be an educational program which aims to combat anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice in the community and foster understanding between people.

Jewish Virtual Library

Jewish Virtual Library, the most comprehensive online resource on Jewish history, politics and culture, to provide  a one-stop shop for users from around the world seeking answers to questions on subjects ranging from anti-Semtism to Zionism.

The History Channel

             

The word “Holocaust,” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned), was historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. Since 1945, the word has taken on a new and horrible meaning: the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews (as well as members of some other persecuted groups, such as Gypsies and homosexuals) by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War.

Sydney Jewish Museum